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Old 06-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #211
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I used zip ties and filled the holes with car body filler....no problems at all
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #212
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Well Spud, I finally did it. I got the Antigravity brought over a few weeks ago and got it on today. The only part not done yet is securing the CDI inside the airbox. Did you just punch a few holes through the back of the box and run the zip tie through? is that your long-term solution? I'm not crazy about putting holes in that side. That's where all the dirt comes from!

How did you secure your battery down? I'm also using zip ties there, but would like a better solution so I don't have to cut them every time I want to access the battery.

Thanks!
Good for you.

I drilled two small holes in the back of the air box. I secure the CDI unit with one zip tie. The zip tie holds the CDI unit very securely, and no extra dirt enters the air box.

I secure the battery to the top of the air box with velcro. The velcro holds the battery very well, yet it is very easy to remove the battery whenever I wish.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #213
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Has anyone done this conversion, with either battery that lives in a colder climate, September / October, when the temp drops down into -5 C / 20 F for the early am rides. Any problems with starting when you are using the heated grips, aux lighting?

I want to do this conversion and make the battery box the tool box ( tire irons / tube etc etc ).

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #214
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My Shorai LFX09A2-BS12 battery has always easily started my XR650L at temperatures slightly above freezing. However, I recommend you purchase the Antigravity 8-Cell battery, which has even more cranking power.

http://antigravitybatteries.com/ag-801/



I have heated grips installed on my XR650L, and my Shorai battery works well with them. I haven't had any problems. Heated grips should not make your bike more difficult to start.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #215
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #216
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:27 AM   #217
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part number

anyone got the part number for the XR600 left side panel? Numb nuts at the Honda parts counter does not understand what I need. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:35 PM   #218
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The left side cover for the XR600R is part #83620-MAG-A00ZB. It is shown as number 6 in the diagram below.



http://www.cyclepartsoutlet.com/fich...00&fveh=135312

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Old 01-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #219
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thanks. i knew i could count on Spudster.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:33 PM   #220
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I have a LFX14A2-BS12 on the way. I spent yesterday afternoon moving wiring and getting everything ready. All I need now is some velcro and a battery to drop in. Does anyone have a recommendation on a velcro brand with heavy duty adhesive backing?

I was thinking of mounting a 4-5" diameter PVC tube where the battery box was for a waterproof storage compartment. Thoughts?
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:45 PM   #221
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I have a LFX14A2-BS12 on the way. I spent yesterday afternoon moving wiring and getting everything ready. All I need now is some velcro and a battery to drop in. Does anyone have a recommendation on a velcro brand with heavy duty adhesive backing?

I was thinking of mounting a 4-5" diameter PVC tube where the battery box was for a waterproof storage compartment. Thoughts?
Good for you. You really don't need heavy duty velcro to secure the battery to the top of the air box. I used some ordinary velcro I bought at WalMart. The battery might seem a bit loose when you first attach it to the velcro. However, the saddle applies a little pressure to the battery, which presses it firmly in place. When you remove the battery for the first time, you will discover it is securely attached to the top of the air box.

If you want a lot of storage space, you might consider keeping the battery box. If you remove the battery box and install an XR600R side cover, I doubt you will have much space behind the side cover for a PVC tube.

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Old 02-04-2014, 06:09 PM   #222
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I'm way late to the party but ran across this thread from your post in the
MEGA - Motorcycle Batteries .. AGM, GEL, Wet, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) thread.
I see a relocation in my future
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #223
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I'm way late to the party but ran across this thread from your post in the
MEGA - Motorcycle Batteries .. AGM, GEL, Wet, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) thread.
I see a relocation in my future
I'm pleased to report my Shorai battery relocation has worked flawlessly from day number one until the present. This modification is the easiest, and the least expensive way to remove highly placed weight from the XR650L.

There are a number of good lithium batteries on the market. However, only three suitable batteries are small enough to relocate on top of the XR650L's air box.

1. Shorai LFX09A2-BS12
2. Shorai LFX14A2-BS12
3. Antigravity 8-Cell

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Old 02-04-2014, 06:37 PM   #224
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:00 PM   #225
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