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Old 04-08-2014, 03:16 AM   #31
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Hehe I found my old post while searching for a link to the insulation I mentioned above

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894536
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:16 AM   #32
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The stick on insulation they use on the right hand fuel tank (where the exhaust pipe passes near the tank) would probably be a good option, too. You can buy sheets of it on ebay quite cheaply.

It's a sort of thin foam with adhesive on one side and silver foil on the other side.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:43 PM   #33
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Found some old parts in the garage today...the photo shows the stock heatshield under the tool box, under the seat.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:10 PM   #34
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battery weight

Sorry, I didn't read the whole thread, but I must say that this seems a bit unnecessary. I just bought a new EarthX battery (the 24) for my 990, and it basically weighs...nothing worth even considering.
Yeah, I read lots of pros and cons of these new batteries, and it seemed to me that they were worth it. Not cheap.
You went to a lot of trouble to move the battery from the stock position, but essentially eliminating the battery weight is what I did. When I recieved it, I seriously tought that they sent me a dummy case, because the battery weighs what the plastic case LOOKS like it would weigh, if it were empty. I mounted it up, and the bike fired right up like never before.
Oh, it's exactly the same size as the stock one, too.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:07 AM   #35
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Of course the other advantage to moving the battery is that you're reducing the chance of water getting to the electrics - especially if you also move the solenoid and reg/rect. Whether that is important depends on where you ride, I suppose :)
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:17 AM   #36
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I just did this, including moving the solenoid to where the SAS gubbins used to sit, I only had to extend one wire (the one from the regulator/rectifier), all the other cables just fit.
I used some ebay heat insulation on the new battery box, I'm not expecting any problems but we'll see.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:10 PM   #37
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Wonder ,, the original battery spot is against the bottom of the engine, new one under seat, wonder what temp wither spot gets to, I my just have to put a thermister in there and see..

I figured out a Odyssey fits in the tool bin.. But FILLS it up. on the other hand the CCA would be nice..

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