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Old 08-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #5311
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I really need to document the build up process of the 690 project, I've got lots of great ideas. Since the wiring is all getting redone, I decided to move the battery location towards the front of the bike. I've never liked the airbox, so I'm building a "rain tray" that will hold the battery, circuit breakers and of course the ECU. Going with a Shorai battery for less weight. The intake will be longer and the filter box will be where the stock battery sits. The rain tray will be easily removed to be able to work on the engine and the filter changes will be super easy. No more heat soaked airbox for me.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #5312
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #5313
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Going with a Shorai battery for less weight.
I was going to try a Shorai until i ran into this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364

Good reading. I now have 2 bikes running the Antigravity batteries. Hasn't been long enough to say for sure how well they will last, but they have been flawless in both bikes so far. The cranking power is unbelievable. I had an Odyssey PC545 in my street bike, which was a big improvement over stock, but the AG is half the size and 7 lbs lighter and STILL outcranks the Odyssey.

The AG in the 690 turns the bike over a bit faster than the stock battery, but it also only weighs 2.5 lbs. Its truly hard to believe that it will work when you pull it out of the shipping box and its so light.

My only regret is that I could have used one of their small format cells instead and used the extra room in the battery tray to carry a spare tube or something.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #5314
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Going with a Shorai battery for less weight.
I just did that exact same thing. Dropped it off in my R&D department and let the EE's play with it some (We do a lot of DC stuff) and they all gave it a

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I was going to try a Shorai until i ran into this thread:
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I read that too, but figured screw it. If the EE's didn't like it I'd just expense it and leave it there
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:59 PM   #5315
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I was going to try a Shorai until i ran into this thread:
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690 rider down here had his Shorai fail at 12 months. I'm 'running' a couple of them but they've spent the better part of the last year on a charger while my leg healed.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #5316
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I noticed a small amount of fine dust inside of throttle body when I took my air box off. Is this un-avoidable? Or am I missing something? I have The Uni filter trimmed to fit with a nice bead of grease around the edge. Also the clamp for the boot seems to slide off the back edge every time I tighten it.
The air box is made out of three main parts. Left, right (which is essentially a mirror of the right) and the air filter support. All parts are thermo glue together.

I had an air box changed under warranty because the air filter support was not air tight. And it was very hard to see.

I do not use grease, but zipp-seal the hold the filter in place ...

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690 rider down here had his Shorai fail at 12 months.
Same here. I will not install that sh... again. It's cheaper and better to loose weight on a stationary bike.

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Well, we plan on making a jig to be able to spit out a wiring harness. I suppose Matt could sell them to anyone that is interested and I could share my maps for a small donation.
I know for sure the wiring harness is different for 2008, 2011, and 2012 models ...

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #5317
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I just did that exact same thing. Dropped it off in my R&D department and let the EE's play with it some (We do a lot of DC stuff) and they all gave it a



I read that too, but figured screw it. If the EE's didn't like it I'd just expense it and leave it there


I didn't have that safety net. The big reason I think the AG batteries may last longer is that they are watertight- the Shorai is not and lithium and water don't get along. Much of what I read on failed Shorais pointed to water ingress issues. They may have fixed this now, but I don't know.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:40 AM   #5318
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I didn't have that safety net. The big reason I think the AG batteries may last longer is that they are watertight- the Shorai is not and lithium and water don't get along. Much of what I read on failed Shorais pointed to water ingress issues. They may have fixed this now, but I don't know.
most don't, but I figured if it shits the bed on me I'm only out a couple hundred bucks, and needed to save some weight up top after adding that corbin

We do a lot of testing batteries, and I figure if this one rolls over. I'll just give them the dims and tell them to source me one so I can assist them in "testing"
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #5319
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I was going to try a Shorai until i ran into this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364

Good reading. I now have 2 bikes running the Antigravity batteries. Hasn't been long enough to say for sure how well they will last, but they have been flawless in both bikes so far. The cranking power is unbelievable. I had an Odyssey PC545 in my street bike, which was a big improvement over stock, but the AG is half the size and 7 lbs lighter and STILL outcranks the Odyssey.

The AG in the 690 turns the bike over a bit faster than the stock battery, but it also only weighs 2.5 lbs. Its truly hard to believe that it will work when you pull it out of the shipping box and its so light.

My only regret is that I could have used one of their small format cells instead and used the extra room in the battery tray to carry a spare tube or something.
Can you tell me which battery # from AG that you got for the 690?
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:06 AM   #5320
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #5321
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I noticed a small amount of fine dust inside of throttle body when I took my air box off. Is this un-avoidable? Or am I missing something? I have The Uni filter trimmed to fit with a nice bead of grease around the edge. Also the clamp for the boot seems to slide off the back edge every time I tighten it.
Mine was warrenteed because of a crack. Let some dust in.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #5322
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #5323
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I noticed a small amount of fine dust inside of throttle body when I took my air box off. Is this un-avoidable? Or am I missing something? I have The Uni filter trimmed to fit with a nice bead of grease around the edge. Also the clamp for the boot seems to slide off the back edge every time I tighten it.
The clamp for the boot connecting the air box to the throttle body? That should not be sliding off. After a week of desert riding my uni filter was caked with dust on the outside but inside was totally dust free, so sounds like there is a problem somewhere. Just to ask the obvious, the filter has been oil treated right? They come already oiled so I am guessing yes. And those two tabs in the front of the airbox cover are sliding properly into the slots at the front of the air box. Hope you figure it out!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #5324
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Not a hint of dust in mine since the change over to the RR. Loud as piss though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #5325
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there a problem with the box cracking on the bottom welded jointhat runs down the centre
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