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Old 09-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #16
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Vorgoingon/vorwerkingon..... "Before Going On"/"before working on"? Is my horrid translation correct?

I call that a smart man's idiot switch.

Is that simply an inline battery cut-off switch? If so, how beefy (current rating) is that switch? I'd think that when starting the bike, you'd pull enough juice to toast that switch...no?
Your translation is pretty good for Padmeigerman - it's really just phonetic 'for going on' etc.

That switch is my security device. I don't have a key so it just cuts power to the same similar circuits as the key would have. Unfortunately I am one of THOSE PO that messes around with the wiring. In fact I dislike standard BMW wiring so much I get rid of half of it & run the basics.

I'd agree with Cy about the battery terminals when making a new one up. I cut one side of my box down but also have some foam as a buffer in case it gets dislodged.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #17
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Would anyone be able to show me what their seat base looks like , I think I found someone who can help but would be great to see some finished units for guidance please
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #18
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You can get a good lithium battery for $100-150. not free, but I paid $105 for my stock lead battery...
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #19
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How about mounting the battery up under the tranny. This should help you obtian a lower CG thus better handling.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #20
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I made a little box (painted it black) for mine and mounted it under my seat. I'm still able to use my stock 2 person seat.

This is a great idea! I wanted to get a Lithium battery for my seat hump, but with the high price and all the mixed reviews on Lithium batteries in the cold, I think I'll be doing something similar to this.

It's obviously not as hidden as under the seat hump, but compared to other alternatives this looks great, and allows me to keep my centre stand.

Thanks for posting the pic!
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 PM   #21
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This is a great idea! I wanted to get a Lithium battery for my seat hump, but with the high price and all the mixed reviews on Lithium batteries in the cold, I think I'll be doing something similar to this.

It's obviously not as hidden as under the seat hump, but compared to other alternatives this looks great, and allows me to keep my centre stand.

Thanks for posting the pic!
A friend fabbed up a quick little aluminum box for me that straddles the subframe rails. The battery sits taller than the subframe, more than I intended, but I'm coming up with a different seat anyway. Access to the battery is simple, it's in a nice protected spot, it's relatively hidden, and the existing battery cables were long enough.

I'll see if I can find a photo.
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