12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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fuzzymuzzie
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12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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Hi:
Anyone know of a Shorai style battery, (12v) to fit inside the current battery shells being sold. Shorai makes one but it is .25 inch too big. S. Meyer has a 12v maintenance free that fits inside but they do not ship outside the European union.

Thanks in advance

sorbo1
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Re: 12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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Hi
I live in Sydney , Australia I have a Shorai 6 volt battery in my 1961 R69s . However in my race bike I use a 12 volt Lithium battery . Size is as follows Width 105 mm x Depth 52 mm x Height 105 mm .
The name of the battery is SSB Powersport Code Number is LH4LK . Hope this is of some help . Regards

808Airhead
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Re: 12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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I do,I have used this 12V gel cel battery and it has been great so far.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/273981186329
It fits in the small,square case . For the bigger/later rectangular /2 battery case (available from Tim Stafford/VS4 on ebay) I have sourced a nice 6volt battery that is larger than the other more commonly available 6V mini batteries (for video cameras or kids toys). The gel cel I shared a link to is perfect since the battery is stored vertically and it won't spill. I have ran this for a year so far and perfect! The other smaller battery "packs" that have multiple cels I have previously sourced would not last long with a 12V alternator system. This is the ONLY battery of this type I have sourced that WILL fit in the case (it's tight) and I am glad I found it!
Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

808Airhead
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Re: 12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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sorbo1, I checked out that battery you posted...that is a nice, compact lithium battery. If this one I have craps out,I will be looking at that one! It seems to be a Australian sourced product,hopefully they can ship worldwide.
Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

fuzzymuzzie
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Re: 12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

Post by fuzzymuzzie »

Thomas: Thanks for tip on the battery, I measured the case and it 3.35, it is going to be tight!

808Airhead
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Re: 12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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It fits with the cover in my vintage style battery case. Really happy when I found this. I installed a 10 amp fuse inline with the + wire.
Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

808Airhead
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Re: 12v Battery to fit inside current battery shells

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It fits with the cover in my vintage style battery case. Really happy when I found this. I installed a 10 amp fuse inline with the + wire. If you are handy with a dremel and a sanding bit,you can coax a little extra room out of the case. IIRC I took a little off the edges of the battery,rounding them off to give a little extra space. It will fit though.
Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

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