Tough to Crank..New Battery?

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    JonnyQuest

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    Hey all, picked up my new (to me) 2014, and seems slow to crank over. Is this the nature of the beast or should I pick up a new battery? If so, recommendations on what battery?
    I searched prior posts but that seems a tad tough since gen 1 & gen 2 in the posts get intermingled and can’t tell if the they’re talking about older model or newer (09+).
    I don’t mind spending the extra for lithium if those produce the best results.
    Sorry for the novel.
    Thanks!
     
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    Lithium batteries had mixed reviews on the star vmax forum. They were either loved, or hated. Some went with the stock battery.
     
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    The Gen 2 is slow to start, it requires several revolutions before it will come to life. That's perfectly normal, they all do it. Just keep your finger on the button.

    I've had a Shorai lithium for over 5 years without an issue. Came out of the box and was never hooked to a charger. I switched just for the weight savings which is significant.
     
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    Also put a Shorai Lithium in my gen1 and did the crimp fix now the bike cranks and starts immediatly.
     
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