Product Specifications for Shorai LFX18A1-BS12 Lithium-Iron Battery
|BM Part #:||LFX18A1-BS12|
|Capacity:||6 Ah (18 Ah Equivalent)|
|Cold Cranking Amps:||270 CCA|
|Warranty:||1 Year Free | 5 Year Prorated Factory Direct|
- Ultra light - The cheapest way to shave pounds off your racing motorcycle Twice to four times the service life of lead-acid batteries
- Fitted replacement for your OEM battery
- Military spec Carbon Fiber Composite Case
- Faster cranking for better starts
- Super-fast recharge rate
- SAFE! No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid
- Environmentally friendly
Shorai's Lithium Iron batteries are the ultimate fusion of light weight and power technologies. The LFX18A1-BS12 battery weighs in at 2.12 pounds and offers 270 CCA. These batteries will require no change to your charging systems and are a drop-in replacement for your original battery (Included shims may be required for installation).
What makes Shorai batteries different? They contain Shorai-proprietary eXtreme-Rate Lithium Iron prismatic cells (chemistry LiFEPO4). They contain no poisonous lead, no dangerous acid, and do not create explosive gases during charge, as traditional Lead-Acid batteries do. Compared to traditional batteries, Shorai lithium batteries are extremely light, have much lower self-discharge rate, do not sulfate, and are environmentally friendly.
Can I use Lead-Acid battery chargers or charger/tenders?
Yes. HOWEVER, you may NOT use a charger/tender if it has an automatic desulfation mode, which cannot be turned off. We have confirmed with Deltran, makers of the Battery Tender brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai batteries.
Can Shorai LFX be mounted in any position?
Yes. There are no liquids in these batteries.
Cold Weather Performance Expectations
Down to about 20° Fahrenheit (-7°C) most users find that they can start normally on first crank. If your headlight comes on at key-ON, it is good for the batteries to flow some current before cranking in cold weather. The suggested headlight-on time before cranking depends on the temperature. If starting at 40°F/5°C, 30 seconds will help wake the battery and increase cranking performance. If at 0°F/-17°C, leave the lights on for 4~5 minutes before cranking. The result will be a better first crank, and longer battery life. If the engine fails to start on first crank, that first crank has warmed the battery, and the second attempt will be much stronger. Other accessories that can be turned on before cranking can also be used for this purpose, such as heated gear, radio, etc... Insuring that the battery is fully charged after storage also improves first-start performance in cold weather.
The first battery was installed in a sidecar rig that was not used very often. It was never put on the charger even when it sat for months at a time. Hoping this one will last the same.
perfect for custom bike use. Is lightweight and compact with high cranking amps.
It is amazing so much power comes out of such a light battery
My first lithium-iron battery. Progress is wonderful!
Used in my motorcycle, this is my third one
Bought this battery for an antique Triumph motorcycle. OEM batteries are very heavy, are difficult to fit due to size, and do not deliver enough power for solid state ignitions. This little battery is super light, super small, and is easy to fit into the battery box and hook up. And it has tons of power. Love it!
fast delivery great product