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Battery help

Hey guys, I need a new battery for the money pit. I'm limited to the foot print size because the the exposed battery box. It's a standard size foot print right around 7" x 3" and it's about 6" tall. I need one that's less than 6" tall, 5" would be great.

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I just bought a battery from this company, great custom service..If you will look at some of these batteries it might give you some ideas, they give the dimensions on every battery you click on..
looking at your box dimensions, the Banshee 270 cca would probably fit, it also has a 4 year warranty, I bought that one and it actually cranks the beast,,the next smaller size would be the lithium if you wanted to go that route..

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Thanks Brother, this is exactly what I'm looking for.
The hight is what's killing me on these. I need one less that 6"
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I ran a couple Lithium batteries on my last bike, had nothing but problems with them, that was 10 years ago. I've read good things about these. I don't mind paying the money if it fits and works.
They claim these batteries have twice the life of a lead acid battery, we'll see.
https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co...em/at12-bs-rs/
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The Banshee is an AGM battery (glass matt)...It uses a jelly..The last one I bought only lasted two years, Throttle x.... lasting two years is ok as long as it has a 4 year warranty LOL...
as far as the lead acid battery, I can remember younger , all my batteries lasted about 4 years
but I don;t know if it was because I rode day and night , summer and winter and kept it charged.
as far as which one is better, I can't say, but if this Banshee only lasts two years, I will be trying the lead acid again.....I would still buy the Lithium, especially now that the price is half ...I like that Jump start feature on the Anti Gravity..hope it works.
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What's killing me is that I want a battery that's 5" tall. The foot print is very common but they're all 6" tall.
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I had to cut the bottom out of my seat and remove some of the foam, it didn't make any difference in the seat , luckily I sit slightly behind the battery so it is still nice and padded, but it worked great..
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What problems with the lithium battery?
I am running a Shorai - the case is exact H-D size and really nice terminals.
If it starts in a couple weeks after sitting for months I am a fan.
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What problems with the lithium battery?
I am running a Shorai - the case is exact H-D size and really nice terminals.
If it starts in a couple weeks after sitting for months I am a fan.
Do you know if you can use a battery tender on these LI batteries?
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On the newer Lithiums you can use any charger to charge it. They have over charge circuitry inside to allow that. The Anti gravity battery that was in my bike when I bought it didn't have any
over charge circuitry, one of the first made, I cut it open.....how did that work? They said to only charge it with a Lithium charger, so it wouldn't over charge, why didn't it ruin the battery when you put it in the bike?
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On the newer Lithiums you can use any charger to charge it. They have over charge circuitry inside to allow that. The Anti gravity battery that was in my bike when I bought it didn't have any
over charge circuitry, one of the first made, I cut it open.....how did that work? They said to only charge it with a Lithium charger, so it wouldn't over charge, why didn't it ruin the battery when you put it in the bike?
They seem to have just about everything covered on their warranty. It's almost like nothing's covered. I thought their new system was to not let the battery drain, they claim that's what kills their batteries, when they drain down below 12.4 + or -

Darn money pits.
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I think it is much lower than that, around 10 volts for a period of time..Maybe the new circuitry
will cut the battery off and prevent that, they are advancing. all they have is a bunch of cells soldered together, slightly larger than AA flashlight batteries. 3.7 volts a piece.
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