Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: 1997 GL1500SE/Lehman GTL Trike
Well, I can't decide (but I will soon) …
… 1) do I build and install a dedicated "box" that's 7.125" long X 3.000" wide X 6.750 or 7.000" tall inside (room needed for PC-680) and fasten it in place …
… or …
… 2) do I simply add a strap inside the lower trunk to secure it in place, and cover the terminals (especially that pos. terminal) with a piece of rubber sheet under the strap?
I know I can lay the PC680 down if I like (it is a AGM battery), the switch in my above post will simply be installed "in line" and I can make the cables as long or short as needed. The more I look in the trunk, with my lock box on the right and the owners book & tool kit simply strapped on the left side, both at front of trunk, the more I favor #2). The strap idea will work, using a 1" wide nylon type strap and would hold the battery upright against the front wall of the trunk, away from the "door" at rear. It would also allow me to move the battery a bit if needed for odd reasons (like simply to access those (-) & (+) screw terminals). Of course, I'd need to use well insulated cabling. This way, the whole rear of trunk stays accessible, things like my camera bag or overnight bags would be easy to insert.
Again, my only reason for the second battery idea is simply because I have it … and to simply leave it on a shelf seems "wasteful" to me. I don't need another portable power source, I have two still good / used group 65 batteries in a cart I built years ago, they are rated @ like 850 CCA each. I charge them occasionally. If I need a boost or power, they are ready.
1997 GL-1500 SE / 1998 Lehman GTL Trike
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