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6V Batteries

Albervin

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I run my B Rapide on 6v but do not have the generator connected (for various reasons). I have been frustrated by the lack of decent batteries recently and have come across the SHORAI brand. These are 6V 18 A/h units that fit inside an old rubber Exide/Lucas box. Because they are a sealed Li Ion type they can be mounted in any position which is handy. Does anyone have any experience with these batteries? Good? Bad? I figure I can run the bike for a week easily using LED tail lights and a low wattage QI bulb. I do not ride the bike at night due to wombats and kangaroos. Yes, I know Phelps does but I have had one too many close calls with the buggers.
 

greg brillus

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Sounds like an interesting battery Alyn, it seems to have an unusually high amp hour rating, as most gell 6 volt batteries i've seen are about 8 amp hour. Obviously the higher the better as i think the original lead acid batteries were about 13 amp hour. Are they readily available here in Aussie? What's up with your genny?? is it a three inch or the earlier 3 1/2 inch one to suit your Rap, they're not usually too hard to get up and running......cheers...Greg.
 

b'knighted

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Hi there,

If you are not trying to match a generator, why stick with 6volts? The availability of 12v bits from any car or bike spares/accessories shop would seem to make changing to 12v neg earth worthwhile, especially if you aren’t connected to a charging system. What system do the wombats and kangaroos use, they apparently manage at night!

Cheers,
 

greg brillus

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Not sure about the Wombats, probably about 1.5 volts flat out even in reverse, but the Roo's are easy........CDI....!!!
 
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