Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:07 pm

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Joined: 14 Jun 2013
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Member
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Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:07 pm linkquote
Has anyone used a Lithiem battery on a 50cc, I'm tired of buying lead acid batteries. My ET isn't ridden much, sits for long periods in storage. Thanks for any info

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Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:11 pm

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 2940
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 2940
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:11 pm linkquote
What do you consider long storage? Have you tried using a battery tender? I have a lithium battery in my Stella but don't have electric start. Also have one in my full size motorcycle.
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:22 pm

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8868
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8868
Location: Atlanta, GA
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:22 pm linkquote
+1 on the battery tender.
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:39 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock GL 150 -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 252
Location: Finland
 
Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock GL 150 -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 252
Location: Finland
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:39 am linkquote
All batteries go bad if they get discharged under their specified voltages for too long.

I think lithium ones are even more sensitive to deep discharge due to their more sensitive chemistry. Some even contain protection circuits that disable the battery completely if the voltage gets too low.

You just have to take care of your batteries to make them last.
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:01 pm

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Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:01 pm linkquote
Thanks, yes. ET50 sits mostly as I have a few in the stable, (3 of are Vespas). Use battery tenders successfully on the bigger battery's, but the much smaller 50cc battery goes away even while on a tender. Has kick starter but it's lacking, nearly useless (as compared to the PX150).

Can't find the positive post someone wrote re replacing the ET VERY little wet battery with a Lithium. We use the ET mostly as a tag along on trips to the coast. Had read glowing reports of example: voltage drop 1.0V/mo on wet battery 🪫 in storage vs .1V/mo on Lithium 🔋.

Also, that continuous trickle can end up cooking a small battery. Hence, thought I'd try one (not that more expensive). Tks.





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