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Old 25th October 2011
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Has anybody figured out a way to relocate their battery on an Iron 883?

I would love to install an old school oil tank like the one pictured below but the battery would be in the way. Wondering if anybody figured out how to do this?



Any info would be awesome.
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I'm pretty sure that this has not been attempted on a Rubber Mount Sportster.

You can be the first.

Skills needed:

Welder, fabricator, engineer, and painter.

Hardly worth the effort by itself. If you were going to hard tail the bike, it would be a necessary modification.
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I've seen cylindrical oil bags which wrapped around a battery box. Do a google search for round oil bag battery box...as for fitting it on a rubbermount EFI, dunno.

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Check out these new small lightweight batteries. Could make it much easier.

http://www.kwsmotorsports.com/batteries.htm
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One guy relocated the battery to a bag on the side of the swingarm. Maybe get an old ammo box and tack it to the swingarm, reroute all your wires. Or, go for a smaller, LiPoFe battery and nestle it somewhere under the oil tank. Maybe get an older Sportster style oil tank that hung off the side of the bike?
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jharback: i'm looking into a new battery as well. have you heard anything or personally used one of these smaller batteries? i'm thinking that this would help me to clean up my fender and fuelpak area as well. all of those components could fit down where the "big" battery used to if you had one of these smaller ones.
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There have been quite a few people use the smaller A123 battery packs. Most sites recommend a 12 cell pack, but a user on here used an 8 cell pack just fine. Search for "small batter" or "A123" and you should get some hits.
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Check out these new small lightweight batteries. Could make it much easier.

http://www.kwsmotorsports.com/batteries.htm
There might be some mileage in this. Look at this kit that Rocket Bobs makes for the Dyna:

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I'm not suggesting that you could use that kit, but it might give you some ideas.
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I've been looking into this also. Here is something that i am looking at

http://shop.choppers157.com/item.asp?cID=44&PID=186

or this one

http://shop.choppers157.com/item.asp?cID=44&PID=160

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jharback: i'm looking into a new battery as well. have you heard anything or personally used one of these smaller batteries? i'm thinking that this would help me to clean up my fender and fuelpak area as well. all of those components could fit down where the "big" battery used to if you had one of these smaller ones.
No I haven't personally used them yet. I'm about to order a Shorai for the Sporty and the Guzzi tho'. Same technology just bigger in size but, much, much lighter.

I've talked with people that have these smaller batteries. But, none have used them for more than a season. Only problem I've heard with them is that you can't charge them with a standard battery charger. The twelve packs are recommended but, I've heard that the eight packs work also.
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