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http://www.ballisticparts.com/index.php here is a new technology battery that does not use water, 1/3 of the weight, and storage life in 1 year if not used will be 90% of capacity. I seen this new battery on Motorhead garage last night and am really impressed with its size and weight. They put these batteries in all sorts of different applications from ATV to watercraft, to Harley baggers with the stereos and lights. Sent them an email to find out when they will represent Victory line of motorcycles. This battery has a full 3 year warranty. And you all know most batteries only have a 90 day to a year in a motorcycle. Reduced size gives you more room under the seat for extra storage or toy add on s. As of right now on their web site they have the replacement battery for the Indian. So I am curious if you guys like the idea of this new product to give them a shout to get them to represent Victory line of bikes. It will not be long before I need a new battery.

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So I am curious if you guys like the idea of this new product to give them a shout to get them to represent Victory line of bikes. It will not be long before I need a new battery.
I am a big fan of smaller and lighter. I saw a video of a guy doing an upgrade on a KLR650 and he used one of these or equivalent. He had to get a spacer to make it fit solidly in the space provided for the battery.

Two things to consider:

1. I'm pretty sure its a Lithium Ion battery. A special purpose charger may be required for that type of battery.

2. If you haven't seen an LI battery catch fire, it's something worth youtubing.




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Ballistic Performance Component Batteries use the latest, state of the art lithium ferrous energy storage technology available to provide you with a smaller, lighter, higher energy battery. Each Ballistic Performance Component Battery is assembled by hand in the USA using computer designed custom cells, cases, and hardware. As a result, Ballistic Performance Component Batteries will provide more energy out of a smaller package while requiring almost no regular maintenance and under most conditions a longer service life than existing lead acid batteries.
Up to 80% smaller than the stock battery
Up to 10lbs Lighter than the stock battery
Service life of over twice a lead acid in similar conditions
Industry leading 3 year warranty
Designed, developed, and assembled in the USA
Completely ďdryĒ technology so batteries can be mounted in any direction
Non-toxic, recyclable, and can be air shipped
Applications for powersports vehicles from 50cc - 2300cc
Tested extensively by professional race teams
Impact and water resistant
Works with the original equipment charging system
No trickle charger required, loses only 10% of charge over a year of static use
This is from their website...

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We have been installing them in Vics for a year now

I'm not an asshole...I just type that way
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Which battery model number?

And what are YOUR thoughts after installing them for a year?

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We have been installing them in Vics for a year now
How come no mention? What is the part number that you are using?

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Hi Michael,

Thanks for your email. We have those batteries now. They are the 16HD, part number 100-014.

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Whats the price range?
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Whats the price range?
I saw them in a bike shop today. A model meant for motorcycles up to 1000 cc was selling for $159.00. A similar gel battery was going for $99. I'm guessing a plain lead acid job would go between $60 to $80, but they didn't quote that.

Though they claim their robust design, there is still a picture of a fire on the box with a warning, "flammable if damaged."

They have a 3 year warranty.




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Last Harley battery (lead-acid) was $100, then tried different types. The cold cranky amps was not high enough and to turn over the motor or last as long as a Harley battery.

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