No side cover options.


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Lastwachter
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No side cover options.

Postby Lastwachter » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:20 am



I have heard of people foregoing the side covers and I have seen some nice pics of bikes with painted exposed tanks and I think they look great. However they never show the battery side. I've been told people use battery boxes like on a Harley, but what about all the wiring? Does anyone have any pics of battery options when not using side covers?

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Fred Camper
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Re: No side cover options.

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:59 pm

The wiring would not be that bad to dress up, but the battery box is very square compared to the rest of the lines. The battery side of course is the side cover that takes the knee during center-stand use so it is the first one to break.

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Re: No side cover options.

Postby spookytooth » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:59 pm

A lot of guys doing the cafe thing tuck the battery (usually a modern high output small battery) under the back of the seat.

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Re: No side cover options.

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:38 am

The smaller battery under the seat is a good option then just some wiring relocation. There is a bike called Bones over at NGWClub.com that has no covers and it came out looking sweet.

Lastwachter
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Re: No side cover options.

Postby Lastwachter » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:03 am

Fred Camper wrote:The smaller battery under the seat is a good option then just some wiring relocation. There is a bike called Bones over at NGWClub.com that has no covers and it came out looking sweet.
I'll check it out. Thanks!

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Re: No side cover options.

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:21 am

Here is one pic, not so good but shows the concept.





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