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    Quote Originally Posted by J.J. View Post
    Hell Max I'll send one to the moon as if the buyer pays the shipping!


    Hi JJ



    Great, keep me posted, combining shipping with Steve F would keep costs down for us both as well.



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    I've built a pretty slick mount. It's not so much a box, as there is no cover for the top or sides of the battery. Just a strap to keep it in place. I figure with the battery mounted under the engine, chances are water will saturate the battery and every square inch of the inside of the battery box. I'd rather it be able to easily drain away, so I left the top open. I also mounted the battery sideways, so that both positive and negative are easily accessible from the right side of the bike. In case I ever need a jump. Finally, my box is more of a robust and well-built bash plate, which also happens to hold the battery. It can be used as a jack point, as the entire weight of the bike can be supported on the plate without bending one iota. I'll post pics once I paint the thing.



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    i would totally be interested in one of these.

    to understand correctly though, this will only work with the stock exhaust with "H" pipe?

    also, is the battery box you are creating large enough to hold the solenoid, fuse,and R/R as well?
    Peter "PJ" Grakauskas

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    Not a good idea to put the solenoid and fuse under the bike. A sealed battery is no big deal, but the solenoid and fuse should be kept out of any water spray -- and if you ride in any rain, you do not want to have that short out or the starter no longer work (or worse, the solenoid welds itself into the on position due to corrosion). Besides, it's easier to use a longer battery cable than to lengthen the wires on the harness so that connector can plug into a solenoid located under the bike.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Grakauskas View Post
    i would totally be interested in one of these.

    to understand correctly though, this will only work [s]with[/s] without the stock exhaust with "H" pipe?
    I think this is what you meant to say.





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    I assume that a wet cell battery can be laid on it's side long enough to slide it into the box and then rotating the box up. I guess a sealed wet cell would be the safest to install.

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    I wouldn't put a wet cell on its side at all. Gell cell or absorbed gas mat (AGM) batteries are not a problem.



    Battery has to lay on its side to fit under the motor correctly. Otherwise it will hang down too far and be subject to smacking the top of speed bumps.



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    Here's what I did for my under-engine battery mount. I only made the bottom part, it's a nice big skid plate. The sides are made out of angle iron, which gives it immense strength, and also keeps the battery in place. There are stops welded on the inside to keep the battery sliding forward or aft, and then an aluminum strap to keep it from rattling around. Negative battery cable is stock, and is connected to the starter mounting boss at the stock location. The positive battery cable is the starter cable from a V65 Magna. I left the solenoid under the seat, to keep it out of the weather.



    I will build the forward portion of the skid plate, which protects the oil pan, this weekend.



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    J.J. Would my centre stand have to go in the parts bin for your design to work on a CX500 Custom? Hbox is gone already.
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    the center stand is not even close it goes way in front of it
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