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I'm planning on relocating the battery/electronics to where the airbox is now to free up space under the tail etc.

anybody have experience with this mod. how difficult is it, what should I watch for. any general advice?

thanks
Zach
 

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Zach,


Just keep things tidy, and keep wires away from heat...
I relocated batttery twice!... :clown: ... First, I moved to the swingarm (Stretched) and later I moved back under the seat... I have no pics right now... But there is no rocket science here...

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I found a tuperware tub that my battery fit perfectly into, even has a lid on it. I wanted to keep it as enclosed as possible incase any spray from a rainy ride got to it. And just to keep it from touching any hot engine parts or getting jostled around.

Someone correct me if I've worng, but you shouldn't have to worry if you have to mount the battery on a bit of an angle, I've seen bikes stock with their batterys on an angle.

Its a pretty simple thing to do, you may have to lengthen a few wires, but the only tricky part is find a place to securely mount all the rest of the wiring crap thats mounted up in the tail normally.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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yah i dont think it really matters if your battery is at an angle, on a lot of newer sport bikes the battery is almost on its back. they stick it under the seat, where the subframe meets frame but its also under the gas tank as well to save space. can be a pain to take out tho sometimes (like a new 636, you have to take out the tank bolts and lift it up).

prawly have to extend some wires depending upon where you want to put the battery.
 

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The Soft Serve Enigma
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The battery can be upside down if you like...as long as it's a sealed/maintenance free battery. They are internally vented and sealed to the elements so that they won't piss acid everywhere.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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that ISSSSSSS correct!
 

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Bush pilot
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Yeah, it depends on the battery type for angles. As for the wiring, I would encourage anyone to take the time to solder and shrink tube any modified wire connection, just for your own piece of mind.
 

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The bike shop nearby bought a wrecked 636 (with 416 miles on the clock!) and the battery had a hole in it. It was like... buried in that bitch, we couldn't figure out how it got punctured.
 

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i did that on my 7/12. word of advise, make SURE there's plenty of room between the battery terminals and the bottom of the tank. i personally never had anything bad happen, but i know someone that did. it wasn't pretty, and he had a hard time explaining it to his insurance company.
 

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