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Old 03-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #46
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Maybe this will work 110x90x25mm
Thank you for your constructive input, Goth. I don't think 25 mm is quite wide enough. Perhaps someone manufactures a plastic cigarette case, or something similar.

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:03 AM   #47
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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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Old 03-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #48
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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.
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Go here Select: Honda : NX250 AC (90) MOTORCYCLE, JPN, VIN# JH2MD211-LK200001

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SKU: 38210-KW3-000 COVER, FUSE BOX $7.94

I think that is it....

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Old 03-25-2011, 11:53 AM   #49
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...I think that is it.......
Pretty darn good sleuthing there, Cc
Costs about $8 to find out if it works
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:30 PM   #50
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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

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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Old 03-25-2011, 01:29 PM   #51
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Spud,

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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....

Let me know.

Cheers,

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

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #52
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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...
Thank you, Bobbed. Shedding 9 pounds from the bike feels great! 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. In tight quarters the slimmer pig is definitely easier to push around. I agree; the XR650L looks much leaner, and much better without the battery "goiter" hanging off its left side.



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!

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:43 PM   #53
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Pretty darn good sleuthing there, Cc
Costs about $8 to find out if it works
I'm going to give the Honda, fuse box cover a try, OnO. After applying a little grease around the lip, this cover should do a great job weatherizing the fuse box.

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #54
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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

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

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #55
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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..
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #58
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I'm going to give the Honda, fuse box cover a try, OnO. After applying a little grease around the lip, this cover should do a great job weatherizing the fuse box.

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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!!!!
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