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    FYI, year two with no problems. With the battery cut-off switch, no longer have to charge the battery. It works for me.

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    Thank you for your posts on this relatively new technology, especially this one, where it has been in service for a while. Very tempting weight reduction!

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    ..."no problems"... yea...tell that to Tesla...


    "Tesla Model S battery fires: US safety probe ordered after third in 6 weeks"

    Last edited by MadMaxAtom; November 20, 2013 at 07:10 AM.
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    You know those fires were from significant punctures to the batteries right? If you Atom took a big piece of rebar to the fuel tank on the highway is it going to fair better? How about the 150,000 car fires every year? shouldn't you be giving up gasoline powered car? 150,000 is a whole lot more than 3

    what would be helpful would be some data on the number of motorcycle fires where this specific battery was being used.
    the high profile toy thrower

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    And no one has insurance either. Every Atom is a beautiful, unique snowflake and absolutely irreplaceable when 2.5lbs of lithium compound (not half a ton ) oxidises and scorches some paint, wiring and fiberglass.

    I've also NEVER had a lead acid battery blow up while on the charger... It's never presented a fire risk what with all that inflammable gasoline all about.

    blowed_up.jpg



    You guys are such drama queens.

    For the record, the LiFePO4 battery in my motorcycle has been working like a champ for nearly 3 years and I'm still alive to tell the tale!
    Last edited by McFred; November 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM.

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    Burn baby burn! I am skeptical about ANY new product or technology..especially when they malfunction,that's all. AGMs for me,thank you.

    For those who endorse experimentals with open arms...may your guardian angels carry an extinguisher...or two...and never have to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McFred View Post
    And no one has insurance either.
    Do you mean nobody insures their Atom's? Why not? Its easy to get and actually pretty cheap.

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    Sorry, that's a feeble attempt at sarcasm. I'd wager that for the price of a deductable were an Atom to burn down, be wrecked or otherwise damaged to the point of being a write-off, a check for the the agreed upon value would be issued and subsequent premiums would go up for all Atom owners.

    I always thought it funny that my policy covers, flood, fire, theft and random acts of god but not deliberate acts of mankind (e.g. terrorist attacks or war)

    What's the icon I was supposed to use? Is it this one? :P or is it some other mitigator icon? "colon, 'tongue in cheek,' colon" doesn't translate in the forum UBB code...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atom ant View Post
    I would have to assume that if these batteries have been tested for motorcycles then they can provide sufficient service safely. Has there been any extensive testing done on these reported anywhere?
    Plenty of YouTube contributors have researched thier explosive capability.

    lithium battery explosion - YouTube
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