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Working on relocating the battery on my bike this afternoon, and have a question. I have a 80 CX500 D, I've seen some guys mount underneath, but I want to keep my junk under there as is.

Can I mount the battery, on it's side, to the bottom of where the seat goes? I've also pulled out the air filter box, and plan to get pods for the carbs.



here's a pic of where I have to work in :







area where battery is, is where I want to keep the battery. Can I install/mount it on it's side? would that screw up the juices in it?
 

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Try the sycle batteries. the 4.6 one should cover everything needed and tiny. Expensive, but no need for trickle charge and last 5 or 6 years. I know Bandino has one on his build and he said he's had no problems so far. I'm going with this as soon as I get to that point.

http://www.testsycl.com/Home_Page.html



http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/topic/6583-pics-of-build/page__p__75075__fromsearch__1#entry75075


those are awesome. can they be recharged though? Which one would I need?





This would do you.



http://cgi.ebay.com/GEL-ATV-MOTORCY...772456205?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item3f0b4bcb0d







Cheap brand so probably not top notch but then learn to bump the bike off(Advantage of having a CDI ignition bike<grin>




It does have 14 amp hour but may not work with the Starter well(Service Stater motor if you haven't yet anyway).




whats a 14 amp hour? Where's the starter? the little cylinder thing near the batt? this one is also cool, but i am digging the top one.
 

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Our batteries have a 14 amp hour charge.This is roughly the capacity of the battery and how long it takes to charge the battery at 1 amp.Lead acid batteries should only be charged at a maximum of 10% of their AH in this case 1.4 amps.A battery is a reservoir and designed to the charging system.

The 2nd most important value a battery has is it CCA(Cold Crank Amp) power.This is the power that can be drawn from it when you press the starter button.For our bikes the normal YB14LA2 /CB14LA2 /12N143A /YB14LA-2 have 140 amp CCA.

The one in the first link says it's only 120 amp CCA but according to the poster there's no problem with it.The one I posted is under-powered but cheap.The Starter motor is on the bottom left of the engine and should be stripped and cleaned,



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=208



because an un-serviced starter motor will add strain to the battery reducing it's life and can cause hard starting.Both my CX500s,"Start" they don't,"Crank.This is exactly the same as my car/s.This is why I service all parts of the system.Plugs/Plug caps/Coils/Carbs/Battery maintenance/Connections etc.
 

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This one should do it. Rated for bikes up to 750cc. Description is below:



4.6 AH MOTORCYCLE BATTERY

4S2P 4.6 AH Motorcycle Battery including 6" 8AWG Battery Cable. Nonophosphate technology A123 26650 cells. Designed for motorcycles 750cc and smaller. 240 CCA



Their FAQ's can answer the recharge question as well as the amp hour question. If I remember correctly they are supposed to last ~5 years without trickle charging. They're also designed to use on more than one bike with the easy disconnect option.
 

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If you have downloaded a manual a description of the charging system is in there.It's a pretty standard 3 phase alternator/Rectifier Regulator/Battery system.The main difference between the two engines is that the earlier CDI ones have a more complicated Stator that provides power for the CDI box and the later TAI(Transistor Advanced Ignition) versions the power for Spark units is taken from the battery.
 

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Mind posting or messaging me any details/ pics? Sorry for the threadjack
 
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