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 Shorai Lithium Battery LFX21A6-BS12
Shorai Lithium Battery LFX21A6-BS12
Shorai LFX Lithium Iron Battery LFX21A6-BS12 Shorai LFX Lithium motorcycle batteries are some of the lightest and most powerful replacement batteries available. Most powersports enthusiasts have gotten used to hooking up a tender to their lead-acid batteries, all the time. Shorai LFX have a much slower self-discharge than the best lead acid batteries (1/6 to 1/7, on average), they do not sulfate as capacity drops, and they are the ultimate deep cycle battery. This means that they can still crank your vehicle even if the remaining capacity is quite low. A fully charged LFX can sit for a year or more and still retain adequate starting capacity, without damaging the battery. As such, any vehicle which has no current flowing when the key is OFF should not need a tender. At most this battery only needs to be charged every 6 to 12 months, depending on the use and average storage temperature. Newer vehicles may have a significant draw even when the key is OFF, to maintain clocks and computers, etc. In this case Shorai expects that a few hours of riding per month will be all that is needed to avoid tending. If you know that you will go a number of weeks or months without riding, you can either attach a tender, or disconnect the negative cable from the battery. In any case, during storage you may use the voltage chart above and an accurate voltmeter, and consider recharging when the battery is around the 50 capacity remaining mark, or above. Features: Faster cranking for better starts Ultra light- one fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance Zero sulfation for longer service life Super-fast recharge rate No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid Military spec carbon composite case Multiple terminal connection options Includes adhesive back foam sheets Factory activated Environmentally friendly 2 year warranty Specs: 12 V- Volts 315 CCA- Cold Cranking Amps 21 Ah- Amp Hours 94 Wh- Watt Hours Weight: 3.03 lbs/1.38 kg Case Size 6: 82mm/3.23 x 148mm/5.83 x 140mm/5.51 See Shorai Specs PDF below for full fitment guide Battery Terminal Location: Notes: All Shorai Batteries require charging out of the box prior to use. It is extremely important that you use only the appropriate battery for your bike. A battery with incorrect amperage may damage the battery and your bike. Shorai Batteries require a charging system output of 13.1 Volts or higher at idle and must not exceed 15.2 volts at maximum output. Shorai Batteries may not be a drop in replacement for all bikes, some modification to battery box, terminals etc may be necessary. Shorai recommends NOT using a charger or tender if it has a desulfation mode which cannot be turned off. Shorai has confirmed that the Battery Tender brand does NOT have a desulfation mode and are OK for use with Shorai LFX batteries. However the best possible charger/tender for the Shorai LFX is the Shorai SHO-BMS01 Battery Management System .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't believe the weight saving
PostedMarch 8, 2016
Customer avatar
antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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The weight saving alone makes this battery worth the extra cost over a lead acid battery. I'll update my review once I've seen how it performs in the heat of summer (90F+) and the cold of winter (30F-).
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RAM Mounts Double Socket Arm For 1 Ball The double socket arm has a socket at both ends that accommodates 1 ball bases. A single spring inside the arm opens the end sockets, allowing you to pivot the ball and socket connection. This socket technology allows for almost infinite adjustment and perfect viewing angles. Dimensions: SM: Overall Length: 2.38 Socket-To-Socket Length: 2 MD: Overall Length: 3.69 Socket-To-Socket Length: 3 LG: Overall Length: 6 Socket-To-Socket Length: 5.1875 Material: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum and Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum with Chrome Finish Ball Size: 1 Rubber Ball B Size
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Doesn't loosen during riding
PostedApril 29, 2015
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antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Once you set the angle and tighten the socket arm, it stays put for the whole ride. I've used it for my phone and a Drift camera, it works great.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RAM Mounts Rail U-Bolt Base With 1 Ball Mount The RAM Mount U-Bolt handlebar base contains a 1 rubber ball designed to sit at right angles to the mounting rail. Included are black cover caps to be placed over the exposed ends of the u-bolt. Both the black aluminum and stainless steel options come with a composite adapter that can narrow the rail to a minimum width of 0.5. U-Bolt Dimensions: Black version accommodates rails from 0.5 to 1.25 in diameter Chrome version accommodates rails from 0.5 to 1 in diameter Stainless Steel version accommodates rails from 0.5 to 1 in diameter Material: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum or Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum with Chrome Finish Stainless Steel with natural finish Ball Size: 1 Rubber Ball B Size
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works as intended
PostedApril 29, 2015
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antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This RAM mount does exactly what I want it to do (attach my phone to my handle bars) but I wish the U part was rubber coated as opposed to painted metal. It will scratch your handle bars if you don't put tape on them first. Minor gripe.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kaoko Throttle Lock Triumph Tiger 800 / 800XC / Explorer 1200 / XC / Street Triple / R The Kaoko Cruise Control is perfect for anyone looking to reduce fatigue and strain on your hand and wrist during long distance highway riding. Each Throttle Lock consists of a simple, ingenious and robustly designed friction nut that is integrated with a special Kaoko bar end weight. The Kaoko bar end weight is closely matched in appearance and weight to the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) bar end weight. The Friction Nut has a left-hand thread. It must be adjusted so that it makes light contact with the rubber throttle sleeve. The Grub Screw is set to provide the necessary resistance on the friction nut. This may be adjusted periodically to take up wear. To Engage: Twist the throttle and friction nut simultaneously with your right hand. This action tightens the nut and provides sufficient friction to set throttle to the desired position. The friction nut is designed that the rider may still open and close the throttle. To Disengage: Roll off the throttle while gripping the friction nut. The throttle should open and snap closed freely. Type A: For Tiger 800/XC With OEM Handguards Type B: For all bikes With or without Barkbuster VPS & Storm Handguards Type C: For Tiger 1200 Explorer with OEM handguards Only Features: Easy to operate, even with heavy winter gloves High quality, compact and durable design Super smooth action Takes less than 5 minutes to install Very little maintenance is required Less wear and tear on throttle cables and grips Better MPG
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Why didn't I buy this sooner?
PostedMarch 9, 2015
Customer avatar
antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredibly easy to fit. You don't notice it's there when you don't need it. On longer trips it reduces fatigue in your hand and allows you to stretch your upper body more easily. Simple to engage and disengage.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rox 2 Pivot Risers for 1 1/8 Handlebars These Rox Risers feature a 2 center to center rise and are very popular for the KTM 690 Enduro, Triumph Tiger 800XC, BMW R1200 GS and GSA owners. They will mount on essentially any machine that has a handlebar that measures 1 1/8 at the bar clamps, has an open mounting area, and has enough cable slack to accommodate the additional rise. Features: 2 Rise x 1 1/8 Stem Clamp x 1 1/8 Handlebar Can be pivoted to desire fore and aft location for ideal riding position CNC machined from billet 6061 T6 aluminum Made in the USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Improved long distance comfort.
PostedMarch 9, 2015
Customer avatar
antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
They were very easy to fit, even for someone with little knowledge in adding accessories to their bike (i.e. me). I had to take off the right hand panels on my Tiger 800 XC in order to slightly re-route the clutch cable, to free up a bit of slack, but that wasn't a problem. For a video tutorial on how to fit them to a Tiger, search for Muddy Sump on youtube. He has lots of great tips.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RAM Mounts Universal X-Grip Cell Phone Cradle With 1 Ball Sometimes, its all about the design. If you are looking for a compact mount for your cell phone without that cookie cutter shape, you've found it. The RAM-HOL-UN7BU has a clean and clever four leg design that sports great holding power without hiding your phone behind foam pads and plastic. The perfect compliment to the modern sleek interior of today's vehicles, the RAM X-Grip is the cell phone holder evolved. Compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM Mounting products, this elegant holder is ready to compliment your phone and become the most useful accessory in your vehicle. Compatible Devices: Apple iPhone 6 WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE Apple iPhone 5/5c/5s WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE Apple iPhone 4/4S WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE Apple iPhone 3G/3GS WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE Apple iPhone WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE Apple iPod touch (All Models) WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE Apple iPod (G1-G5) Samsung Galaxy S6/S5/S4 WITH OR WITHOUT CASE/SLEEVE The X-Grip holder is compatible with handheld devices that will fit the dimensions listed below. It is important to verify the dimensions of your handheld device with a case/sleeve/skin when determining the overall size. Holder Dimensions: Minimum Width 0.875 (Devices at 0.875 must be a minimum of 4 in height to fit into holder) Maximum Width 3.25 Depth 0.875 Features: Rustproof Rubber gasket tethers phone to cradle High strength composite and stainless steel construction Spring loaded holder expands and contracts for perfect fit of your device Rubber coated tips will hold device firm and stable Versatility of holder allows for attachment to many RAM ball mounts Lifetime warranty Material: High Strength Composite, Rubber Tips and Stainless Steel Construction Ball Size: 1 Rubber Ball B Size Note: Arms are silver, not black as shown. Cradle holder only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'll probably never have to buy another phone holder again.
PostedFebruary 16, 2015
Customer avatar
antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My previous phone had two holders. A summer one and a waterproof one (which overheated my phone on sunny days). I also had to remove my phone's protective case in order for it to fit into these holders. They also don't fit my new phone. My new phone fits this RAM phone holder even with it's protective case. It will still work if I change to a waterproof case. It will still work when I change my phone again. I use it in the landscape move for extra security, but it still feels secure in the portrait mode.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Optimus 1L Fuel Bottle Stove Fuel Spare bike fuel Fill up this sturdy aluminum bottle, and keep it handy with the Wolf Bottle Holster. Optimus fuel bottles are suitable for transporting and pressurizing all kinds of liquid fuel. Thanks to a unique hardening process, these bottles are strong and durable, yet surprisingly light weight. Comes complete with a child safe cap. Features: 1 liter capacity 10 circumference to fit in the Wolfman Bottle Holster Seamless extruded aluminum Self-venting cap Note: Liquid capacity of this bottle is 1L, but the fuel capacity is 750ml. Due to EPA specifications, a certain amount of air space must be present to compensate for fuel expansion and to facilitate easier pouring.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Light but strong
PostedNovember 18, 2014
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antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appears to be a quality product. It should help prevent me running out of fuel when I'm riding in the middle of nowhere.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Powerlet Rigid Powerlet to Cigarette Socket Adapter Converts a Powerlet or BMW style socket to a cigarette socket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it says on the box
PostedNovember 18, 2014
Customer avatar
antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not much to say about this Powerlet to Cigarette Socket Adapter except that it works faultlessly.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Leo Vince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust Triumph Tiger 800 / 800XC The Leo Vince LV One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust is the entry level exhaust in the LeoVince line and is built on the success of the SBK Factory range. Similar in shape to the original LV ONE, the EVO II has taken a leap forward with the use of the most modern materials and a redesigned end-cap. The end-cap is constructed of a techno-polymer that is both durable and heat resistant. Gone are the days of a square muffler inlet cap, the LV One EVO II incorporates an aerodynamic inlet cap to reduce drag and increase its sporty appeal. Last but not least it features that distinct LeoVince performance and sound that will enhance your motorcycles power output throughout the entire RPM range. Two options are available for most models: stainless steel and carbon fiber. The stainless steel features ASIS 204 stainless steel with a special sandblasted finish giving it a titanium-like look. The carbon fiber option is the lighter than stainless steel and features a flat finish that exposes the intricate carbon fiber weave. Features: CAD/CAM design for precise fit Techno-polymer end-cap Weight savings over stock exhaust Increased horsepower across the entire RPM range TIG-welded AISI 304 stainless steel link pipe Tuned to work with stock fuel settings Note: Leo Vince Exhaust no longer features the Leo Vince SBK logo, please reference image #1 for the current exhaust logo. Unit Stock Exhaust Leo VInce Max Gain Weight kg 5.89 3.52 - 2.37 lb 12.98 7.76 - 5.22 / Table Styles ------------- / .table-container width:100padding-top:20pxtext-align:center .mobile .table-container overflow-x:scroll .table-container p font-style:oblique .akrapchart text-align:centerwidth:100max-width:535pxfont-family:'Arial', sans-seriffont-size:12pxmargin:0 auto .mobile .akrapchart width:100 .akrapchart thead trcolor:#fffbackground:#434141 .akrapchart thead tr th padding:.6em .akrapchart tr.dark background:#ddd .akrapchart tr td.bold font-weight:bold span.italic .akrapchart tr.light background:#f5f5f5 .akrapchart tr td padding:.6emborder-bottom: 1px solid #fffborder-right: none / The End! ------------- /
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wish I'd fitted it sooner.
PostedMay 22, 2014
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antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound
Quiet
Loud & Aggressive
Loud
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The slip-on exhaust looks and feels very high quality. It's so much lighter than the OEM exhaust. I've not removed the dB killer, but still the sound is amazing without being too loud. The burble on overrun is my favorite part. I can't say I've noticed any increase in power or torque, but I bought it for the sound and weight saving. I'm sure a Dyno would show an improved curve. I have no experience with fitting aftermarket parts but I found it incredibly easy to install.
I'd imagine durability is great, but I can't say just yet, that's why I only gave 4 stars.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield Replacement 4-Layer Hip Armor Enhanced Safety: Outperforms current standards (EN1621-1: 2006) Good chemical resistance Excellent abrasion resistance Limited heat transference on impact with road Tested and certified in the UK by SATRA Technology Centre SATRA Reference - 23250/0134 Performance: EN1621-1: 2006 requires that given an impact energy of 50 joules, no more than 35kN of force should be transmitted. Forcefield Four Layer Armour-Flex outperforms the EN1621-1: 2006 standard by 95 (100 joules) Size: Hip - 7.25 long by 6.25 wide
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Big Improvement
PostedApril 22, 2013
Customer avatar
antmakka
From Albuquerque
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This armor feels like it will provide much more protection than the standard armor fitted in my gear. It's also more comfortable.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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