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Default Mounting Battery box on 1976

I am working off a few boxes of parts and trying to see just how the battery box mounts. It looks like it just sits on top of the starter with one mounting point on the rubber part behind the rear cylinder. Questions;

Is there anything that sits under the box?

I see the oil tank mounts on one side so that must be the anchor point on that side. What about the other side, where does it mount to? Should there be rubber washers or some other hardware? I have looked for a photo but no luck yet.
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The battery box has four bolts that mount it to the oil tank. The oil tank mounts to the right side of the frame with one of those rubber grommet things and then mounts down low to the bracket on top of the transmission. Also, the battery box mounts to the left side of the frame with another rubber grommet. You need to get some manuals. It gets a whole lot harder than this.
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Thanks, that does help. I do have a manual it covers several years but I could not find anything that detailed that part of the bike. What do you use?
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You need to get a factory parts book. They show exploded diagrams of how every piece on the bike fits together.
Or try looking at the parts diagrams on bikebandit.com
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Thanks man, biker bandit does some some of it, but a parts manual sounds like the way to go if it shows the details.
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Here are some 1978 pics ...

#1 - battery +ve cable in not correct; it runs inside the battery box; the purple wire is supposed to be green, at last 12 gauge.





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Perfect...thanks Mick! Now to dig for those rubber fasteners....should be here somewhere.
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