Hi all, thanks for the most excellent adventure. Right now, I'm still living vicariously through your exploits, modifications, exploding capacitors, and land speed records for stock and modded bikes.
I'll spare you the, "what bike to buy," conundrum that I'm going through. It is a personal thing, and I think I've got it figured out. I think I'm going to shoot for an xb-600. I will not be pushing the batteries too hard, but am wondering what folks do when their batteries go bad. Let's say I get one soon, ride it for the suggested 300-500 charge cycles making sure to balance and nurture the batteries. Then they poop out anyway. Is there any reason why I would have to replace the SLA batteries with more of the same? Or should/could I go for change, and get some new ideas in the old bike. I'm envisioning some LiFePO4 batteries, complete with a new charger I imagine. Anybody got any experience?