Xr650L Battery under the seat


175 replies to this topic
  • martinfan30

Posted February 27, 2008 - 06:33 PM

#41

[quote name='resurrection']The existing POD filter is ok, but I want to filter the dirty dez. air better.[/QUOTE]

can you use a filter sock?
they cover the filter you have.

Sorry im alittle late in reply this is old news now.[/QUOTE]

I thought about that, just thought it would be more sano to go this way.

  • Denn10

Posted February 27, 2008 - 09:19 PM

#42

Well, here she is!
So what do you think? Comments/suggestions? Insults?


YEAH I got one NICE CAGE in the background!!! What kind of freak are you!! That where you lock up your family for the weekends when you take off riding to the california desert? !!!! FREAK!!!!



Bitchen job but like said i would re route those cables that are going over the subframe might cause some rubbing issues. Ill get some close ups and see how its working in April so for now your the TT test dummy!! Take your celly on the maiden voyage incase of shorts.

Might wanna get a few extra fuses to carry incase of any problems!

  • jonr3

Posted February 28, 2008 - 05:03 AM

#43

MartinFan - Looks good! Where did you get the battery? Part #? I've been wanting to get rid of that ugly left side luggage but didn't want to go to a pod. Did you say you were using a 600 side panel now? Thanks!

  • Kenzo

Posted February 28, 2008 - 06:59 AM

#44

how does the CRF450X battery compare to the Odyssey PC310 in size & weight?

http://www.odysseyba...ttery/pc310.htm

TIA

  • martinfan30

Posted February 28, 2008 - 08:34 AM

#45

DENN, That cage is for you if you ever come up!! Those wires over the frame are from my last relo. job. I,ve got a cutout in the seat for them.

Jonr, Still looking for a 600R side panel and the part number is: FAYTZ7-S. From Interstate Batteries.

Heres the specs...

http://battstore.sto.../ytz7sfaac.html

Heres the specs for the stock battery, It has 10 CCA less than the crf battery!

http://battstore.sto...net/faytx9.html

  • guinnessextreme

Posted February 28, 2008 - 08:39 AM

#46

Odyssey
# Length 5.43"
# Width 3.39"
# Height 3.98"
# Weighs 5.9 lbs
# 8 Ah
# CCA - 100 (Is this important?) http://www.odysseyba...ssey101.htm#cca

Yuassa
L 4 7/16"
W 2 3/4"
H 4 1/8"
6 Ah
CCA 130

I have debated doing this, but I afraid that the lower Ah would leave me stranded. I want to know what happens when you are in tight woods, not revving much and you stall it numerous times...in the mud. that would blow!

  • martinfan30

Posted February 29, 2008 - 12:26 PM

#47

Bump for MS.

  • XRLMAL

Posted March 02, 2008 - 10:43 AM

#48

Thanks for the pics. Looks a bit of a squeeze to get it all in there but well worth it.

  • martinfan30

Posted March 02, 2008 - 10:45 AM

#49

Oh, absolutely! Very happy with it. After one ride , I inspected and found no problems with rubbing, chaffing, etc. Will keep an eye on 'er!

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  • quicksilver

Posted March 04, 2008 - 08:15 AM

#50

Just something to think about....Bike battery's don't last that long anyway. But a lead-acid battery has some air pockets as a design element. It was generally meant to be positioned a specific way (standing) so as to function with the "air pocket" in a position away from the plates and the majority of the electrolyte contacting those plates. If the battery is positioned in a manner substantially different from stock it MAY die on you out of the blue due to lack of electrolyte exposure & cell construction.

Some batteries have more "room" in them than others. If the battery has enough play to swish when you shake it....I personally would not position it in a substantially different manner than stock. This happens a lot with Marine batteries and that's why folks don't use auto batteries in Marine applications. Mantinfan's design is really the right way to go.

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  • martinfan30

Posted March 04, 2008 - 08:31 AM

#51

Just something to think about....Bike battery's don't last that long anyway. But a lead-acid battery has some air pockets as a design element. It was generally meant to be positioned a specific way (standing) so as to function with the "air pocket" in a position away from the plates and the majority of the electrolyte contacting those plates. If the battery is positioned in a manner substantially different from stock it MAY die on you out of the blue due to lack of electrolyte exposure & cell construction.

Some batteries have more "room" in them than others. If the battery has enough play to swish when you shake it....I personally would not position it in a substantially different manner than stock. This happens a lot with Marine batteries and that's why folks don't use auto batteries in Marine applications. Mantinfan's design is really the right way to go.



I did keep that in mind during all of this. Thanks for the :thumbsup:

  • Kenzo

Posted March 04, 2008 - 09:12 AM

#52

Just something to think about....Bike battery's don't last that long anyway. But a lead-acid battery has some air pockets as a design element. It was generally meant to be positioned a specific way (standing) so as to function with the "air pocket" in a position away from the plates and the majority of the electrolyte contacting those plates. If the battery is positioned in a manner substantially different from stock it MAY die on you out of the blue due to lack of electrolyte exposure & cell construction.

Some batteries have more "room" in them than others. If the battery has enough play to swish when you shake it....I personally would not position it in a substantially different manner than stock. This happens a lot with Marine batteries and that's why folks don't use auto batteries in Marine applications. Mantinfan's design is really the right way to go.


i don't believe this is an issue with Gel or AGM batteries...i still wouldn't mount an AGM upside-down but a Gel Odessey no problem.

:thumbsup:

  • 1nstr

Posted March 04, 2008 - 05:44 PM

#53

I can't belive it..You guys are awesome..Now I've got to go into my shop and do the same to mine!
I own a 94 650L, is there reason to belive This mod will work on mine?
Thanks for the great pics and inspiration...I stare at my XR650 and ask it "why can't you look a little more like your younger brother(my XR400)"? Now it can! Buz

  • martinfan30

Posted March 04, 2008 - 05:48 PM

#54

I can't belive it..You guys are awesome..Now I've got to go into my shop and do the same to mine!
I own a 94 650L, is there reason to belive This mod will work on mine?
Thanks for the great pics and inspiration...I stare at my XR650 and ask it "why can't you look a little more like your younger brother(my XR400)"? Now it can! Buz


Its the same bike. Little has changed from 93 to now. It will work, just take your time, think out your steps and it will go well.

This mod really changes the feel of the bike. A little lighter, a little more aesthetically pleasing... No more black tumor box hanging of the rear end!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and welcome to TT!:thumbsup:


Rich.

  • Gassyphil

Posted May 24, 2008 - 02:07 PM

#55

I like all your Ideas! I will have to do this on my PIG!

  • martinfan30

Posted May 24, 2008 - 03:13 PM

#56

I like all your Ideas! I will have to do this on my PIG!


I'm very happy with this conversion Phil. It looks a bunch better with the XR600 side panel as well, much slimmer pig!

If you have any questions, let me know!:thumbsup:

  • Gassyphil

Posted May 25, 2008 - 07:57 AM

#57

I'm very happy with this conversion Phil. It looks a bunch better with the XR600 side panel as well, much slimmer pig!

If you have any questions, let me know!:thumbsup:


Thanks for the info! I will! :ride:

  • 1nstr

Posted May 26, 2008 - 05:47 PM

#58

I did the mod to my 94 650l and I was only a matter of a couple of hours work. Everything fits nicely under the seat and in the airbox. I modified the cover that was on the bike and it looks better than I ever expected. I am on a surfing trip in Bali now but when I get home next week I could link a picture of the set up I have, if any one wants it.....1nstr:applause:

  • martinfan30

Posted May 27, 2008 - 10:26 AM

#59

I did the mod to my 94 650l and I was only a matter of a couple of hours work. Everything fits nicely under the seat and in the airbox. I modified the cover that was on the bike and it looks better than I ever expected. I am on a surfing trip in Bali now but when I get home next week I could link a picture of the set up I have, if any one wants it.....1nstr:applause:


I'd like to see pics of yours to compare to mine.

  • Kenzo

Posted May 27, 2008 - 11:10 AM

#60

I did the mod to my 94 650l and I was only a matter of a couple of hours work. Everything fits nicely under the seat and in the airbox. I modified the cover that was on the bike and it looks better than I ever expected. I am on a surfing trip in Bali now but when I get home next week I could link a picture of the set up I have, if any one wants it.....1nstr:applause:



I'd like to see pics of the Bali ladies... :thumbsup:





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