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    I have the Battery Tender lithium battery and the BT lithium charger - had it for the last 3 months. Very happy thus far. There were several nights that got down into the teens here and the TW always turned over quickly and started right up. A little over 1/3 the size of stock battery, way lighter and said to have a much longer service life.

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    The old lead acid battery was not doing well this spring. Several failure to starts. After charging up, the old battery read 12.8 at its highest. Still not doing well and so I have a good excuse to buy fancy bike stuff.
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    Chose the Battery Tender lithium battery. Staff at Battery Tender told me that charging with my Battery Tender Jr (for all batteries) would be fine. Chose the 120 as it was smaller. Cost $84 on Amazon. The 240 specs said it was 5.27" and my battery box sure seems to be 5" wide otherwise I may have gone next size up. Here is a comparison of size. The battery is terribly light.
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    The lithium came out of the box reading 13. After charge up here.
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    I used a couple of bits of pipe insulation to add to the foam inserts that came with the battery. I used all of this fill material and still the battery feels as if it may move. I'll keep an eye on this.
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    I now have the Battery Tender batteries in both TW's and my 1600. Made a "battery box adapter" for the TW's instead of trying to use the foam blocks that were supplied with the batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    I now have the Battery Tender batteries in both TW's and my 1600. Made a "battery box adapter" for the TWE's instead of trying to use the foam blocks that were supplied with the batteries.

    Lets see a picture scotti158. Your adapter sounds interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by centralwarider View Post
    Lets see a picture scotti158. Your adapter sounds interesting
    Basically a plywood box glued and painted with the outside dimensions the same as a lead acid battery. I'll pull the seat and get some pics when I get the chance.
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    Here it is. Helps to have a basement full of woodworking equipment.

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    I liked the idea of using the small metal box and putting tools, patches etc in it then sliding it in the extra battery space. I think it was a gift card box. Someone posted that a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    The link you provided looks like they are manufactured in the same plant as the WPS branded batteries I posted. I did not see a two year warranty on the ones you posted though? I may have missed it.



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    I had a wps battery in my daughter's quad but I always worried about it. That wps was a lipo and knowing how unstable they were in rc cars made me nervous. Next time I buy a lithium it's going to a shorai which aren't lipo.


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