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I saw a post maybe last week (for some reason, I can't find it). Someone found a company who makes these very light weight batteries that are basically just made out of a blue plastic wrap. They sell for about $120 or so I believe.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? I thought it'd be nice to loose some weight that's so high up on the bike.

Thanks,

Steve

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I started the thread referred to in the link above and I am still undecided as to their suitability. I was hoping more people with experience using those batteries in a DRZ would chime in with how they were working, lifetime, and etc but I didn't really get a lot of feedback. If you get one let us know what you think of it on your DRZ.

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It doesn't sound like many have tried it. Perhaps you can try the general forum. Perhaps they have been used by someone on a different bike.

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It doesn't sound like many have tried it. Perhaps you can try the general forum. Perhaps they have been used by someone on a different bike.

I have looked there and corresponded with a couple people that are using them. Their bikes are typically more trail oriented bikes like KTM, WR's and such and most have a kick starter if the battery goes flat during a starting attempt while out in the boonies. I don't think many have tried it on the e start only DRZ. I may have to be the guinea pig and buy one so I can form my own opion and give feed back. When it comes to spending $130 for a battery though I'd rather be the follower than the trailblazer.

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It was the best I had to offer.

Someones gotta go first. We're all watching.

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It was the best I had to offer.

Someones gotta go first. We're all watching.

and I appreciate your suggestion. I have been looking around trying to find more info but I have to admit the more I read the more confused I get.

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After several e-mails back and forth, I finally ordered a 5Ah battery. I would have gone with the 2.5Ah, but since I don't have a kick starter, I have the piece of mind knowing that I'm not going to have any problems.

Anyway, I should have it early next week. I'll report back here.

Steve

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