School me on batteries; Yaesu vs. Shorai with heated gear
Hey all, I've tried finding info on this but to no avail...
I currently have a Shorai on my Multi but due to moving to a bit colder area, I'll have to use heated gear. At 2-3AM, due to the cold, my bike will barely kick over. I'm wondering if adding the additional load from the heated gear will tip it over the edge...am I better off replacing it with the stock Yaesu?
As you can tell, I don't know a lot about electricity...sorry.
Well, once it starts, you are running off the alternator. As for the warm up below 30 degrees F, Shorai recommends that you turn the key on to let the headlight shine for 30 seconds - "to warm up the battery", whatever that means, so I think you will be ok with the accessory heaters. Good ones have fuses,..
The Stock battery lasted for how long?
5 years is a good battery life and I change them out for peace of mind rather than letting them die an untimely death.
Hook heated gear up directly to the battery, with appropriate fuse, (with controller)
I will shut down the heated gear a couple of miles before destination, again for peace of mind, and may even run the bike a bit before shutting down (3000 rpm will make lotsa juice to charge the battery ???)
Hey you can even get a battery (pocket size ) for walking about with the heated gear!
Gerbings has whatever you will need. They make heated gear for the military (so I have heard)
Battery technology has jumped leaps and bounds!
Stock is still very OK.
Bad decisions make for good stories
Take my Advice, I don't use it.
2011 Red Multistrada S Touring
I have been using Shorai batteries in my Tuono, Multi 1200 and TNT 1130 for the past 4 years without any issues, we get down to close to 0 deg C in Tokyo in winter, and they will crank a bit slow then but turn on the light for a bit or crank over then wait a minute before next try and they always work fine. No problems with heated gear so far