I’ve already written at least a couple times about my Shorai battery, so I won’t do it again. It’s been in the R1 seven years now and continues to crank like a fiend; I’m convinced a big reason my pilot jets don’t clog is because of the tremendous suction the battery provides immediately upon hitting the starter button – even when I don’t start the thing for a month, even with old ethanol-laced gas in the tank that was fresh maybe six months ago? As hard as it is to shave weight off motorcycles (especially sportbikes), I don’t know why new bikes all still come with lead-acid batteries? Anyway, there’s no carb tickling or secret kick sequence on this vintage bike, and unlike your Samsung phone, it’s never exploded even once.