1000R and Lithium Battery Question
Hi, my name is Michael,
I'm new to the forum, and new to the bike, I got a 2018 1000R and decided to swap the battery (which is lead, despite the bike being announced with Lithium) for a Lithium battery (like I did on my other bikes) as a cheap way to save a few pounds.. I got myself an Antigravity battery, the YTZ-10S equivalent and mounted it with no problems.
On my first ride, the bike seemed to work fine, but after about 10mins the ABS light started flickering, bike stuttered, and then the speedo displayed zero, and both the ABS and Traction Control lights came on. Bike was running fine, but no ABS and TC.
I checked the sensor, and couldn't find anything by visual inspection. Before taking the bike apart to measure the sensor at the connector (under the airbox - sigh!), I swapped in the original battery and went for a test ride again. Everything was fine! None of my other bikes had a similar problem.
My question is, did anyone swap their battery for a Lithium and it worked fine? This would be on a 1000R with ABS still on the bike.