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FJR battery Moved To Under The Seat

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FJR battery Moved To Under The Seat

Post by Pterodactyl » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:32 pm

Saw this over on FJROwners and think it is an interesting idea. I always thought that the FJR's battery placement was a bad engineering decision. It is also a huge PITA when you have to jump Spousal Unit's bike 2-3 times a day when you are 1500 miles from home.

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Post by HotRodZilla » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:12 pm

A solution to a problem that only exists in some people's minds.
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Post by FJRoss » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:20 pm

Seems to me someone did that with a lithium battery a number of years ago. Does make it a little more accessible and lowers center of gravity a bit. Not a bad idea but not life changing.

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Post by gixxerjasen » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:54 pm

But now it won't drop into those right handers so easy anymore.
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Re: FJR battery Moved To Under The Seat

Post by raYzerman » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:13 am

Nice idea, but not me. What do you use the original battery compartment for (since the complaint was time to access)? Lost your seat tray storage. Gotta remove two seats to get to it. Whazza difference in time removing a Gen2 battery cover, it's EZ. Gen3 more finicky.
If yer boosting, run some 10ga to the rear, use a quick connector for your jumper cables. Remove back seat only. Funny I only used it to boost other people. Benefit is you can boost yourself too without going up front.

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