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Old 03-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #31
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I'm pleased to report my Shorai battery is working great; it cranks the engine hard, and my XR650L starts easily. Several days ago I installed an XR600R, left side cover.







I now consider my Shorai battery relocation to be complete.

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:49 PM   #32
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but hey, dontcha think it looks a little skinny now?

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:20 PM   #33
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but hey, dontcha think it looks a little skinny now?



I guess you could say I performed "liposuction" on the left "cheek" of the bike, Ono!



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Old 03-18-2011, 03:05 AM   #34
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Me likey likey
Thank you, TourPros.

I am very pleased with the results from my Shorai battery relocation. I have not had a single problem so far, and I can heartily recommend this modification without reservation.



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Old 03-18-2011, 05:05 AM   #35
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What in the heck has been walking all around in that field in the snow behind the bike? It's not fenced in for livestock...
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:05 AM   #36
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What in the heck has been walking all around in that field in the snow behind the bike? It's not fenced in for livestock...

Cute lil' Thumper Bunnies... Ghees Whaddya new???
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:46 PM   #37
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What in the heck has been walking all around in that field in the snow behind the bike? It's not fenced in for livestock...
It's hard to tell, Ono. I think Wattner is probably correct with his bunny rabbit theory, but the tracks could belong to other animals. I frequently see moose, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and a multitude of small game everywhere I ride in Idaho.



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Old 03-19-2011, 05:29 AM   #38
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It's hard to tell, Ono. I think Wattner is probably correct with his bunny rabbit theory, but the tracks could belong to other animals. ...
Must be just me... when I saw those tracks, I realized what a large quantity and variety there were, and they seem to wander about aimlessly, some even appearing to stop in mid-track. I'd say judging by the size, mosta the ones we see in the shot were from the fox-coyote-dog-wolf genre, with some deer-elk type thrown in, and who know what those big straight ones on the left are; looks like a person with very close steps walked in there and then got abducted by aliens
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:59 AM   #39
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...and who know what those big straight ones on the left are; looks like a person with very close steps walked in there and then got abducted by aliens


Perhaps I should keep my eyes on the sky, also!



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Old 03-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #40
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My Shorai battery continues to work great; I am very pleased with it. Instead of lengthening the wires to the fuse box, I would prefer to find a cap to cover the fuses, and leave the fuse box in its current location.



Can anyone recommend a suitable cover for the fuse box? The screw holes, and the tabs on the fuse box look like convenient points to attach a cover; if all else fails, I can certainly use zip ties to secure a cover to the fuse box. Perhaps Honda employs this fuse box, with a cover, for another motorcycle?

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:00 AM   #41
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Spud, I think that's the wiser solution, capping, instead of introducing potential corrosion points to the wiring. I would cap it to prevent splashing or dripping from getting in but able to let some air across. Keep your eyes open and you'll spot something that'll work.

The area in which you live and ride reminds me of Canada!
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:38 PM   #42
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Instead of lengthening the wires to the fuse box, I would prefer to find a cap to cover the fuses, and leave the fuse box in its current location.



Can anyone recommend a suitable cover for the fuse box? The screw holes, and the tabs on the fuse box look like convenient points to attach a cover; if all else fails, I can certainly use zip ties to secure a cover to the fuse box. Perhaps Honda employs this fuse box, with a cover, for another motorcycle?

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Hey Spud,

I am pretty sure that there is a cover for the fuse box you can see a little lip on it and a securing tab. Can you not just stuff the fuse box in the air box? I think that is what alot of people do when they do the battery mod.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:50 PM   #43
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Spud, I think that's the wiser solution, capping, instead of introducing potential corrosion points to the wiring. I would cap it to prevent splashing or dripping from getting in but able to let some air across. Keep your eyes open and you'll spot something that'll work.

The area in which you live and ride reminds me of Canada!
Thank you for your input, OnO.

I'm not surprised my photographs remind you of Canada; Idaho shares a border with British Columbia.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #44
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Hey Spud,

I am pretty sure that there is a cover for the fuse box you can see a little lip on it and a securing tab. Can you not just stuff the fuse box in the air box? I think that is what alot of people do when they do the battery mod.

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I agree; it certainly appears the fuse box was designed to accept a lid. However, if the fuse box lid exisits, I don't know where to find it.

I can certainly lengthen the wires, and place the fuse box inside the battery box. However, I would prefer to keep things as simple, and foolproof, as possible, and merely install a cover on the fuse box. Perhaps I could place the fuse box inside a rubber boot, or a thick balloon, and secure the open end with a zip tie.

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:44 PM   #45
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I agree; it certainly appears the fuse box was designed to accept a lid. However, if the fuse box lid exisits, I don't know where to find it.

I can certainly lengthen the wires, and place the fuse box inside the battery box. However, I would prefer to keep things as simple, and foolproof, as possible, and merely install a cover on the fuse box. Perhaps I could place the fuse box inside a rubber boot, or a thick balloon, and secure the open end with a zip tie.

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Maybe this will work 110x90x25mm

or this http://www.kojaycat.com/Fuse%20boxes.htm

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