Originally Posted by chasbmw
If you are removing the airbox, then do put the battery there, longways Is best, otherwise with the airbox removed there is a big empty space that just emphasizes the spindly nature of the BMW frame.
Unless you have a short wheelbase bike, you will have to fit some sort of sidecovers, otherwise you will have again a big empty space that needs to be filled.
iMHo etc etc
I think the empty space looks elegant. In my rebuild, the battery is getting tucked up under the seat so the middle of the frame is see-through.
I would eliminate the airbox, but I've not come up with anything that doesn't look hacked together to replace the air filtration. I think I'll be keeping it in place. Pod filters just aren't suited to a bike made for actual traveling -- not the best solution for dust, rain and puddles.