XR650L: Shorai Battery Relocation

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  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF Road, or off?

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    :wave 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. :nod

    The area in which you live and ride reminds me of Canada! :huh
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  2. Cumbacheech

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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.

    Cumbacheech
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  3. Spud Rider

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    Thank you for your input, OnO. :D

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

    Spud :wave
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  4. Spud Rider

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

    I can certainly lengthen the wires, and place the fuse box inside the battery box. :nod 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. :wink:

    Spud :wave
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  5. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    Maybe this will work 110x90x25mm

    [​IMG] or this http://www.kojaycat.com/Fuse boxes.htm
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  6. Spud Rider

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    Thank you for your constructive input, Goth. :nod I don't think 25 mm is quite wide enough. Perhaps someone manufactures a plastic cigarette case, or something similar. :hmmmmm

    Spud :wave
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  7. bobbed06

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    Nice writeup, Maybe just die electric grease the fuses excessively and cover it with a balloon, or a bag cinched down with a zip tie. The XR600 sideplate really looks so much better than that L sideplate, and a 9lb savings is great...
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  8. Cumbacheech

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    Spud,

    You may owe me something......:D








    Go here Select: Honda : NX250 AC (90) MOTORCYCLE, JPN, VIN# JH2MD211-LK200001

    Select Wire Harness & Look at item #9
    SKU: 38210-KW3-000 COVER, FUSE BOX $7.94

    I think that is it....:evil

    Let me know.

    Cheers,

    Cumbacheech
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  9. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF Road, or off?

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    Pretty darn good sleuthing there, Cc :deal
    Costs about $8 to find out if it works :nod
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  10. BikePilot

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    Very nice work, what an improvement! I'm sure the bike is noticeably lighter feeling with the weight reduced and centralized :clap

    It might be worth putting some sort of insulating stuff (rubber, wire harness loom, whatever) around the frame near the positive terminal so that in the vent the battery twists in there the pos term can't short against the frame.
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  11. Spud Rider

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    That looks like it will work, CC! :clap Thank you for your excellent sleuthing. :D

    Spud :wave
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  12. Spud Rider

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    Thank you, Bobbed. :D Shedding 9 pounds from the bike feels great! :wink: It seems to me that removing 10+ pounds from the bike's left hip even makes the pig easier to lift from the kick stand. :nod In tight quarters the slimmer pig is definitely easier to push around. :wink: I agree; the XR650L looks much leaner, and much better without the battery "goiter" hanging off its left side. :nod

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    I think you are correct; some grease and a balloon would work just fine to weatherize the fuse box. However, I believe Cumbacheech researched the best solution! :D

    Spud :wave
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  13. Spud Rider

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    I'm going to give the Honda, fuse box cover a try, OnO. :nod After applying a little grease around the lip, this cover should do a great job weatherizing the fuse box. :D

    Spud :wave
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  14. Spud Rider

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    Thank you for the tip, and the kind words, BP. :D I am very pleased with the results from my Shorai battery relocation. :nod Based upon my experience, I can heartily recommend the Shorai battery relocation without any reservations whatsoever. :deal

    Spud :wave
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  15. cyclewizard

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    Here's how I did Mike Wattners battery relocation, pretty close to how Spud did his.

    I powder coated a piece of sheet metal and cut the ridge off around the air inlet hole and then pop riveted the metal plate over the inlet hole.

    I then placed some velcro on the plate and a piece to the back side of the battery and stuck it in place, it's as solid as the rock of gibraltar with no movement, it's actualy hard to pull off the bracket.

    I'm still going to place some foam and ti-straps around the battery cuz I know how hard Wattner rides his bike.

    I also drilled some new holes in the air box for air since I blocked the inlet.
    I left the plate back a tad so some air could still be pulled in around the battery..:lol3

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  18. Cumbacheech

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    Spud make sure you keep us posted!! That was the only thing that didn't give me the warm a fuzy feeling. I think we figured it out!!!!:freaky
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