No side cover options.


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Lastwachter
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No side cover options.

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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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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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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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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.

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




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