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post #1 of 4 Old 06-25-2019, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lithium Battery

Today while on errands my trusty Yausa died. I bought that battery in 2013, ran it dead once by leaving the lights on, charged it up with the intention of buying a new one as soon as possible. Trouble is, it just kept starting my bike, even after storing it through 2 winters! Strong starts every spring! Push start button, click...and nothing.

So after a push start I rode it home and started making phone calls. No one seems to be keeping a Yausa battery in stock anymore, at least here locally. Last year I bought a Lithium battery for my 450. He sold me on long storage life, more cranking amps, fast recharge time. Bonus, very, very light weight and battery warranty that's 2 years! So I asked if he had a Lithium battery for the Rebel 250, and he did! Fired up the 450 for the first time this year, it sat in the unheated garage all winter. So far the battery seems to be doing very well, the 450 turned over with authority after over 6 months not in use. Rode to the cycle shop and picked up one for the 250.

So here's what I replaced my 12V 2AH Yausa with. It's a Fire Power Featherweight Lithium Battery, with 180 CCA 12V/36WH. Using Ohm's law 36WH=3AH. I should have weighed it, but it's very light! The parts guy joked, "you need help carrying that out!". LOL

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else is using these batteries and what your experiences are.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-26-2019, 05:11 PM
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Good recomendation. Was it this one:
Model 490-2500

https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Power-Fe...a-737740284928
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It wasn't that one, mine is 36WH. Surprisingly, it was also cheaper from the dealer!

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-22-2019, 09:31 PM
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AGM Battery - lasted 7 years - Died Suddenly CMX450

The 450 Rebel ran great for 7 years on an AGM battery from BatteryStuff:

(https://www.batterystuff.com/)

But yesterday ..... switched the bike "ON" and ready to push the start button, then all lights went out, similar to a blown fuse (heard a quiet "pop" near the battery).

Fuses OK but battery showed ~11 volts. Evidently the 450 Rebel won't even show dim lights with low-voltage battery.

Just bought another AGM battery (as above) but plan to replace at the ~5-6 year mark. Don't want to get stranded again.

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