Battery Position

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Biggaz
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Battery Position

Post by Biggaz » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:38 pm

Whats your thoughts on the placement of a sealed non maintenance small battery for my XS 650 chopper it will have no electric start and I am thinking about positioning it on top of the swingarm underneath the electric wiring .Speaking about the wiring is there a gauge of wire I should use ,i am probably going to rewire it from scratch cheers Gaz
[The battery will go underneath the checker plate on top of the swing arm is this a viable proposition or will i have problems .Thanks for any thoughts on this
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Post by Biggaz » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:54 pm

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Wire sizes

Post by Prof » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:14 pm

Wiring sizes...

Wiring sizes illustrated below...
Black...10amp (wire approx .9mm diameter)
Red/yellow... 15amp (wire approx 1.4mm diameter)
Red... 50amp (wire approx 3mm diameter)
Note... diameters are wire only and does not include plastic sheath

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I use 10amp and preferably 15amp wire through out bike. "Depends", because I use old car harnesses for their myriad of colour combinations.
15amp is preferable as there is less chance of the wire breaking at joins.

I use 50amp from regulator to battery and 50amp from battery to ignition switch.
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Post by Stoand » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:49 am

reckon you might have problems with the battery mounted there unless you can hang it from the electric box and there is enough clearance so that the swing arm doesnt hit it over big bumps

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