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Post  dos equis on Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:48 pm

i finished installing a dual sport kit but needed to put a battery in the system,didnt want to use a 10 cell so i got a lead acid 12v 1.3 amp and started looking for a place for it.

had to hook up under the seat not much room here

this is the battery i am using no room under here

this looked like an easy place for it but it might not have stayed

decided i would mount it here under the headlight



i made a template out of cardboard using the 2 holes that the original headlight hooked into



then i cut it out of sheet metal, bent it into a box, and soldered it together, decided i needed to brace it to the lower tree bolts





this is the finished product, my soldering skills aren't pretty but they are sturdy! a little silver paint and its ready to go.



i put the battery in a piece of front tube and pushed it down in the box, it fit real tight, and then i re-installed the headlight.

here it is works good ,a little ugly ,and there is my other x ,vtx 1800,with my xr650r, and that is dos equis.
monday i am off to see the wizard,or the dmv to get a plate i hope👍 .xx
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Re: installing a battery

Post  Dave P on Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:23 am

dos equis:

Why did you not want to go with the smaller Nicad or Nimh batteries? Just curious....

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Post  Focker on Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:32 am

dos equis wrote: i am off to see the wizard,or the dmv to get a plate i hope👍 .xx
Did she get her plate?

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Post  dos equis on Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:46 am

DAVE I THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE BETTER RESERVE POWER W LEAD ACID. JUST WORKING WITH WHAT I KNOW ABOUT. FOCKER NO PLATE YET DMV NOT OPEN TILL MONDAY MORNING, I SURE HOPE THEY JUST SIGN OFF AND GIVE ME A PLATE.XX
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Post  Focker on Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:06 am

doh My days are all mixed up!

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Post  Dave P on Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:11 am

DE:

10-4.

I'll keep my toes crossed for you tomorrow. Hell, it's NM. You will be fine, one way or another. Very Happy
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Post  dos equis on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:18 pm

well got insurance $66.00 year for liability,but needed more paper for the dmv i have a mso and they what me to pay taxes on the original purchase in colorado,so the shop that issued the mso was closed today,will start over tues,but the girl at dmv said she would give me the plate and doesnt need to see the bike beat head
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