Replace lead acid battery with NiCD or NiMH pack?
Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:25 PM
The battery mounts to the left side of the airbox. Which some one hacked up, and clamped on an air filter. All that remains is a third of the airbox holding the battery. The side cover is missing, has been discontinued for quite some time, and is like gold on eBay. So for astheatic purposes, I'd like to remove the airbox completely and relocate the battery. At the same time, saving some weight would be nice.
I'd like to replace the YB2.5L-C Lead Acid battery with something that can be mounted in the rear tail section on it's side. An AGM equivalent of the YB2.5L-C is an easy approach. But doesn't save any weight, and might weigh more if I can beleive the specs I found online.
What about a NiCD or NiMH battery pack commonly used for RC cars? I haven't found any clear answers on the web about this. Will it charge, and provide whatever little electricity the bike needs? Will it prevent the bulbs from blowing out? Baja Designs sells a NiCD battery that they use in their dual sport kits. But most of these bikes didn't have a battery to begin with and the NiCD is there to keep the lights temporarily lit with the engine off for DOT reasons. Plus it's $40 and I can find an RC car pack cheaper.
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