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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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new battery compartment... nosomuch by choice

so my orig battery had leaked all over the R/R, batt compartment and fuzebox leaving all three about useless. R/R and fuzebox were replaced and batt compartment was cut out and i had to fab up a new one. this is how i did it and its been working pretty well so far... in case anyone else has a similar idea or need.

i suggest poprivets as opposed to bending sheet metal unless you have a sheet metal break. I bent this stainless over a 4x4 piece of angleiron with a sledge, it was a pain in the ass. the angles were scavanged from my scrap metal pile but i think you get them at home depot in the lumber section. i pop riveted them on, backside to hold the batt in and frontside to mount the coil.


it does however fit in the bike fine


and holds a much larger battery


you will of course have to ensure you get good elec contacts through the box since the bolts that hold it on ground parts of the elec system. also, once its on you may have to figure out where to put everything back in, i had to lengthen some of the wires on the harness to reroute them and drill some more holes to bolt up the fuzebox and other various items.

i've ridden it around a fair amount since doing this and havent had the swingarm hit the bottom yet, even going over speed bumps. i believe it is slightly higher than the original R/R location was.
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Nice fab work!
Hizzo also made a batterybox that held a much larger battery.


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Stainless is GOOD!

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Nice job on that.

And on the pics too!
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Genius! So they can hold a larger battery... are they? Is there an advantage to that? If so how would you know what battery to get? What specs do you have to match? Great work!


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the advantage to a larger battery is more Cold Cranking Amps, and a larger storage capacity so if and when your stator goes, you have more time to get to a place to repair it. The down side is it takes longer for the stock charging system to bring a week battery back up,
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Wow, folks on this site can build just about any VN750 part, better than Kawa! Perhaps, the lot of you talented folks could get together and build a bike from stratch. I have no doubt that it would be amazing!


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It would have a stator that was much easier to replace for sure!!!

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Nice fab work!
Hizzo also made a batterybox that held a much larger battery.
Nice work skaere. The stainless steel is a great idea too, I think.

Here`s a link to Hizzo`s gallery with pics of his battery box, stator rewind and tail light, brake light LED mods. https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showg...500&ppuser=607

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I am going to try and build a bike from scratch this winter...if i get home in time
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