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Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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Battery under seat? 950 adv

hi there..

Has any of you strong men relocated the battery under the seat?

does it have any effect on the driveability off road?

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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What problem are you trying to solve?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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There are threads on using the space under the seat for a secondary battery. I prefer to use that space for tools and carring a second lithium battery in my tail bag for emergency jump starts.




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Old 09-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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There are threads on using the space under the seat for a secondary battery. I prefer to use that space for tools and carring a second lithium battery in my tail bag for emergency jump starts.





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Old 09-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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What problem are you trying to solve?
its not a problem., just trying to find out ways to lighten up the front end..:-)

Im just curious
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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its not a problem., just trying to find out ways to lighten up the front end..:-)

Im just curious
Im on the same page Jimmy, I have already testet if it fits in the toolbox under the seat, and it does, no problem. Im thinking as You, lighter front.

Also considering one disk setup, for lighter front..

My inspiration is the Meoni Dakarbike with oiltank, and battery under the seat for lighter front..

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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Im on the same page Jimmy, I have already testet if it fits in the toolbox under the seat, and it does, no problem. Im thinking as You, lighter front.

Also considering one disk setup, for lighter front..

My inspiration is the Meoni Dakarbike with oiltank, and battery under the seat for lighter front..

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Exactly!

so who have some real world experience on this matter?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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so you're taking weight that's nice and low and moving it high? Why would this be better?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:09 PM   #9
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:27 AM   #10
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so you're taking weight that's nice and low and moving it high? Why would this be better?
Take a look at meoni's dakar bike.. its to keep the front end light, so its easy to overcome obstacles, roots, rocks, holes etc...

I think its not all about keeping weight low, but allso about front and rear balance.

But i dont know if the battery replacing has any effect?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:48 AM   #12
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Some of us are not on the same page, we are in a different book
Whats the overall feeling of the bike with the battery under the seat?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:50 AM   #13
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:01 AM   #14
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Hell of a lot easier access to the battery under the seat too.........
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:44 AM   #15
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Im on the same page Jimmy, I have already testet if it fits in the toolbox under the seat, and it does, no problem. Im thinking as You, lighter front.

Also considering one disk setup, for lighter front..

My inspiration is the Meoni Dakarbike with oiltank, and battery under the seat for lighter front..

Regards
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Have done all of the above except for the oil tank. Battery fits well in the toolbox with heaps of tool space still, one disc is great. 4kg of unsprung weight removed from forks and nearly 4kg moved closer to the centre of the bike. Its definately not rocket science...
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