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Old 12-05-2008, 03:18 AM
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Hi guys !

Somebody does he moved the battery to lower the centre of gravity ?
Do you have some pics ?

Thx !
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:50 PM
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Actually, the battery is positioned practically right in the bike's center of mass. I know some RC51 guys relocate their batteries but I don't know where it is mounted on their bikes. I went with a lighter battery YT12A-B which saved about 2 lb if that helps at all.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
...I know some RC51 guys relocate their batteries but I don't know where it is mounted on their bikes.
What I want to do it like this pic. Someone do that on a Superhawke ?




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I went with a lighter battery YT12A-B which saved about 2 lb if that helps at all.
Yeah ! It's great Thx !
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:28 AM
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This is the stock battery :
Bike : VTR 1000 F Superhawk 1000 cm3 1997 - 2000
Manufacturer : Yuasa
#mod : Ytx12-bs - X4
Voltage : 12v
Capacity : 10ah
Dimensions : 150mm x 88mm x 130mm (LxWxH)
Weight : 4.1380kg

This is the battery that recommended me Mikstr
Bike : TL 1000 R 1000 cm3 de 1998 2000
Manufacturer : Yuasa
#mod : Yt12a-bs - X6 Ss Entr. Acide
Voltage : 12v
Capacity : 10ah
Dimensions : 151mm x 87mm x 106mm (LxWxH)
Weight : 3.2760kg

This is the battery recommended for thorstens battery relocation mod
Bike : CB 600 F HORNET 600 cm3 de 2002 2002
Manufacturer : Yuasa
#mod : Ytz7-s - X5
Voltage : 12v
Capacity : 6ah
Dimensions : 113mm x 70mm x 106mm (LxWxH)
Weight : 2.2000kg





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you will gain more of an advantage by losing 5lbs by going to the gym than you will from that mod. plus you are opening yourself up for undue corrosion on the battery. i cannot think of a worse place on our bikes for a battery. Seriously it is right under the rider in the center of the bike. it doesn't get much better than that. like i said, skip the dessert and it is like the battery is not even there.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by REDVTR1000 View Post
you will gain more of an advantage by losing 5lbs by going to the gym than you will from that mod. plus you are opening yourself up for undue corrosion on the battery. i cannot think of a worse place on our bikes for a battery. Seriously it is right under the rider in the center of the bike. it doesn't get much better than that. like i said, skip the dessert and it is like the battery is not even there.
but nobody wants to work on themselves....just the bike
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:38 AM
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but nobody wants to work on themselves....just the bike
Ahhh... America
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by REDVTR1000 View Post
Ahhh... America
land of the Whopper and the home of the Big Mac
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:55 PM
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Another thing to note... That's a 600... An inline 4... A twin with two great big cylinders is a bit more mass to convince into motion while starting... It might seem trivial bit 7 vs 10ah but belive me it's not...
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Moving the battery somewhere else would help for an undertail exhaust setup though, were one so inclined...
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:53 PM
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Yea, but that's a scary place for a battery. Hard to secure, easy to whack with a curb or something and would need one hell of a strong mount if you do any wheelies. There would be a lot of g-forces in front of the engine when you set it down...plus it will always get wet. Oh, and it is right against the engine and header.....

If you are looking to relocate it simply to help the center of gravity, it's a poor idea. If you are trying to relocate it for some sort of a mod...find a better place.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by sassage View Post
but nobody wants to work on themselves....just the bike
That's why i weigh 140 and work out every day. Makes ALL the difference in the world. The bike is just fine thank you
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