Supercap battery replacement
Has anyone done this mod to their bike? Essentially taking a bank of super capacitors and wiring them up with a balancing circuit and sticking them in the battery compartment. They're very quick to charge, really durable, basically maintenance-free (no worries about battery memory or degradation) and they'll last for as long (or longer) than the bike does. Only cons I've observed are the obvious danger of fast-discharging components (don't stick your hand between terminals...) and the fact they tend to lose their charge over about a week with certain cell balancing techniques.
I just put on a kickstarter (many thanks to souperdoo on youtube! not sure who he is on here...) on my '06 and I'm kind of interested in unique mods so naturally supercapacitors piqued my interest.
I've got next to no electrical experience, so any advice is appreciated! I love to learn new stuff and this seems like a fun project to help learn about automotive electronics.
(of course, if this is completely batsh*t insane [or just a bad idea for someone with as little technical knowledge as me] then I won't look any further than this initial research stage)
Last edited by insan3guy; 10-31-2017 at 10:06 PM.