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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    I didn't, and believe Oscar didn't either. Your answer is what I wanted. MOST of these batteries do not have a balancing port, which was why I asked. So you answered the real question. The others claim to have internal circuits for protection and balancing. The engineer answer: Tiny loads are applied on the balance leads to keep individual cells from overcharging while the main circuit is supplying enough voltage to bring up the lowest cells. This is because in any series battery, some cells will always have a different state of charge. RC batteries all come with a balancing lead which connects directly to each cell individually.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    That doesn't answer the question. Also I just realized that the LiFePo4 battery packs in my RC boat are much more powerful than a bike battery, and the motor draws more power than a starter motor. Funny.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    They need to be charged every single time you start the vehicle, and I've never seen a vehicle-type Li-anything battery with balance leads.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    Define "long" storage. After a year or two, it might need a recharge, but not a full charge. It depends on the temperature. They need a specific charger if they are raw batteries. The ones sold as vehicle batteries have a charge controller built in.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    Lots of people also use them in RVs. If you believe their numbers, once properly configured, the "cost" is purely up front. The total dollars for amps for time is actually much lower. I have no idea how true that is for bike batteries, but suspect that it's actually cheaper to go LiFePo4 if your bike is a keeper. I've only put lead-acid into things I'm not sure about keeping. I suspect the trailer is a 1-3 year experiment to see which way we go next (bigger, or nothing). It got two GC2 6V batteries. Otherwise I would have made a different choice.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    That's what I put in the K1200RS. It cranked like I'd plugged the battery cables into a wall outlet. Interesting side note...this is actually GOOD for all the components involved. Motors, contactors, and related items all last longer if you provide lots of voltage and they are spinning at their native speed. When motors slow down due to voltage loss, current goes up.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    I would +1 all of that.
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    LiFepo battery for XX????

    By a huge amount. Only brand I've used is Battery Tender. When my current standard bike battery dies, I will buy another BT brand LiFePo4.
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    Dana 60 Rebuild?

    Setting the gears is a black art, not science. The rest is straightforward. I'm currently putting off a re-gear of the Jeep because the one dude everyone in AZ went to died.
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    Home Gyms

    I need a "no step on snek" poster in that room. There must be a large file I can print. I didn't think about how bare it is until I looked back at my own photo.
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    Home Gyms

    The TV is on a rotating mount so it can face anywhere. The dogs love to watch Secret Life of Pets while they are on the treadmill. Our bigger dog HATES the weiner dog though, and likes the rest of them.
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    Recommendations for riding boots - office casual

    I love my Axo Striker boots for just that reason, and because I can pop them off quickly to put on other shoes. Which is really what you should do. Nothing with good riding protection is flexible enough for all-day wear.
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    Workouts

    Pretty sure it's the second. But I forgot what the first was.
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    Clean 99

    I can safely say that my Jeep has never been garaged. Because you don't understand basic English?
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    Clean 99

    Stop lying, it's your bike.
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    Motivation frame slider install

    Hah, no, almost 400 miles apart. Or were you talking to the bikes? Every whitebird needs an Italian mistress. #AllBirdMatter
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    Motivation frame slider install

    Uh, you forgot the part about surrounding them with guns. I must have a picture that includes them. Hmm, only one, and it's...a pellet rifle?
  18. If that's true, then it's another difference from the normal ones. They are bead-blasted and anodized clear. I would love to see a brushed one!
  19. LOL, I'm in. So yeah, for anyone who doesn't know, you can swap bands on these in 15 seconds by pressing a button, and really nice bands are on Amazon for $10-20. I've been using a soft fabric clone of the loop for a couple years, ultra comfortable. $12.
  20. Maybe you should describe what the Nike edition means. I don't know myself. I think it's just the band, which is hideous, and if there are no other penalties then people may be more likely to buy if they know a $12 band can fix that. I already have a 3, but you should buy a 4 and then get bored of it and sell it...
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    Amazon oil

    On occasion, Walmart stores have a higher price on certain things. They will price match the site but you have to know to ask. Amazon oil...this thread could be five pages long in a few days...
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