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Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:01 pm



a good friend replaced and relocated his battery to his trunk. I thought it odd but it made some sense as he had changed his alternator to a 95 amp and his battery to an AGM- I'm wondering what size 12V would best work with this arrangement, should you stick with the MC size for the Wing or go to a garden tractor type\size and what other mods would be necessary such as cable size and etc.


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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by MikeB » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:10 am

I think you are just asking for headaches by relocating your battery to the trunk.

What would someone gain by moving the battery?
I don't understand why anyone would want to move it.

The designated spot for the battery should be just fine.
There is a nice little well for it to fit in, it is close to the center of balance.
Putting the battery in the trunk takes away needed luggage space.
Extending and routing new positive and negative cables would be a bit of a nightmare.

Really sorry but I do not see any wisdom in making that modification.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by Bigbiker0 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:46 am

Stupid the guy think he need a bigger bat. because he have a bigger alt.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by harvey01 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:00 am

Why would you want to alter the location of that dead weight from the lower area to a higher area?
Too many negative effects on handling which can also be a safety thing!
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:09 am

#1,
the size of the alternator has zilch to do with the need for the battery size.
he has an AGM and that is all he needs.

#2,
placing it in the saddle bag, or the trunk is just downright dangerous, and will eventually break the plastics. there is no way to support that kind of load in the saddle bags/trunk... and that is a concentrated load, in one small spot.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:06 pm

what they said plus he will have to cut a hole in the trunk to run the battery cables through, I'm not for cutting holes in my trunk or saddlebags
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:24 pm

All good points, thanks for the input, now can any of you help me find a CB to radio harness so I can complete my upgrade of my 93 1500A. Also where should the fader control be located - currently hidden under plastic.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by dingdong » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:23 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:09 am
#1,
the size of the alternator has zilch to do with the need for the battery size.
he has an AGM and that is all he needs.

#2,
placing it in the saddle bag, or the trunk is just downright dangerous, and will eventually break the plastics. there is no way to support that kind of load in the saddle bags/trunk... and that is a concentrated load, in one small spot.
Me thinks he is speaking of a trike. I would consider the same especially with the Bunkhouse camper.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by bellboy40 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:47 am

chads920 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:24 pm
All good points, thanks for the input, now can any of you help me find a CB to radio harness so I can complete my upgrade of my 93 1500A. Also where should the fader control be located - currently hidden under plastic.
Do a search on ebay or find a motorcycle dismantler. Here is one listing I found. Just need to do a little shopping around.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GOLDWING ... q8&vxp=mtr

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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:46 am

Thanks, I purchased my new to me CB through the online sellers but I was mistaken when I assumed, I know, that it would come with a harness. I've contacted many sellers and Honda shops etc but .... I'm still looking. I'm now considering finding pin type connectors of the right size possibly through dismanteling "other" connectors and building a harness. I like to have a factory one but I think the light is fading
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:17 pm

call Wayne at https://www.sierra-mc.com/

he is the CB guru for Goldwings
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:28 pm

BELLBOY I purchased that harness from E Bay should arr from Quebec in a week or so , thanks for the reference.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by bellboy40 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:02 am

Sounds good! I hope you will be able to get your CB working after it arrives.

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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:01 am

AZgl1800, thanks for the info I checked out the 'site' and it looks good . Once I get my harness (its being shipped today, I spoke to the seller this morning) Im going directly to the CB shop at the truck stop to get my unit tuned. don't want to fry the radio right...
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:38 am

more in the 'battery in the trunk' post - firstly I have a 1500 trike, I have been doing minor repairs and upgrades etc and discovered when I removed my upper trunk that the forward supports have broken (very flimsy to start with) so I have replaced them with a piece of channel iron which substantially improved the support.
- I've added a new 95 amp alternator,
- I have purchased an AGM battery (suitable for 1500 Valkyrie) 19 AHs and will install in the trunk - no gassing and connecting it in paralle to my flood battery (20 AHs),
- I'm putting an isolation switch in the negative line ( cheep security device and discharge reducer),
- I'm installing a 100 amp 'Battery Combiner' (suitable for alternators up to 100 amp) built by Yandina as per instructions,and
- I've added a ground bar and two 6 fuse ,fuse blocks and will add relays as needed.

What I expect to achieve is increased starting capacity and a battery bank to run various things when camping etc. By using fuse blocks and relays with the ground bar I'm reducing the wire nightmare and isolating and protecting 'add on' items.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:57 am

I think you will have a good setup when you are finished.

it is always good to have a 2nd battery to use for the camp site accessories, that way the starting battery is always fresh to get you going again.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by chads920 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:13 pm

Thanks AZgl1800 we are on the same page me thinks. Now awaiting my next parcel so that I can complete these planed mods and go for a ride. I'm doing all of these mods in preparation for an across Canada ride with the Military Police in support of their fund raiser for blind children. We leave Victoria British Columbia on the 28th July and travel via Canadian Forces Bases East to St. Johns Newfoundland arriving 24 Aug. We are thinking of making the Wing Ding in Nashville and visiting friends along our rote back to Keremeos BC our home. Should be fun camping and enjoying the company of fellow MC enthusiasts. this ride is the longest relay ride in North America and a great cause. Information is available on the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay web site and is open to all riders and co riders.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:40 am

that should be a great ride, and I know you will enjoy it, and the benefits can't be matched.
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Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Post by Mh434 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:25 pm

chads920 wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:13 pm
Thanks AZgl1800 we are on the same page me thinks. Now awaiting my next parcel so that I can complete these planed mods and go for a ride. I'm doing all of these mods in preparation for an across Canada ride with the Military Police in support of their fund raiser for blind children. We leave Victoria British Columbia on the 28th July and travel via Canadian Forces Bases East to St. Johns Newfoundland arriving 24 Aug. We are thinking of making the Wing Ding in Nashville and visiting friends along our rote back to Keremeos BC our home. Should be fun camping and enjoying the company of fellow MC enthusiasts. this ride is the longest relay ride in North America and a great cause. Information is available on the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay web site and is open to all riders and co riders.
Be sure to say Hi to Lamont for me! I know him well (he's one of the main organizers of the Ride) but, due to work commitments, I've never been able to go along. :cry:

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Post by chads920 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:04 am

Mh434,I sure will, Lamont is in full frontal right now getting the "Ducks" in a row for the ride. Check the web page for dates ref MC show to be held in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. MPNMRR and Legion Riders will be represented there sponsored by Belt Drive Betty (a Booth and passes at ea loc.) Lamont would apprieciate your interest.


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