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Sorry to disappoint the folks who clicked to get answer to this. I don't have the answer, just asking the question.

I want to get rid of the gigantic battery/box as well as the plastics on the sides covering that area under the seat. Has anyone started working on this yet? A couple of the "famous" custom guys have done it, but I can't find any details on how. Will a small lithium battery work on this bike? Anyone have ideas on where to hide it? I have some thought but they might be bad ones, I'm no electrical expert...
 

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Those LI-ION batteries are nothing but trouble. The first time one goes flat, it will never charge again.

I know, from multiple personal experiences.

I have to replace one right now, cause I inadvertently knocked the tender lead off one of my other bikes less than 2 weeks ago, and now it will not charge again.

This battery is less than 4 months old, too..


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With all due respect Tim, I can't see the point, It isn't going to create a space large enough to store much is it, perhaps a few tools and a tyre repair outfit maybe, or am I missing the point ?
 

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With all due respect Tim, I can't see the point, It isn't going to create a space large enough to store much is it, perhaps a few tools and a tyre repair outfit maybe, or am I missing the point ?
I'll guess and say he's going for the see-through look.
Sorry to disappoint the folks who clicked to get answer to this. I don't have the answer, just asking the question.

I want to get rid of the gigantic battery/box as well as the plastics on the sides covering that area under the seat. Has anyone started working on this yet? A couple of the "famous" custom guys have done it, but I can't find any details on how. Will a small lithium battery work on this bike? Anyone have ideas on where to hide it? I have some thought but they might be bad ones, I'm no electrical expert...
The battery box houses the ABS unit and electrics, the starter solenoid as well, plus a fuse board..
The box it's self is quite big and difficult to remove but the rear cylinder exhaust outlet is right below it and could cause a few heat problems. A solution to the heat problem with or without the box is to wrap the exhaust from the cylinder head round to behind the heat shield at your right knee.
 

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I'll guess and say he's going for the see-through look.

The battery box houses the ABS unit and electrics, the starter solenoid as well, plus a fuse board..
The box it's self is quite big and difficult to remove but the rear cylinder exhaust outlet is right below it and could cause a few heat problems. A solution to the heat problem with or without the box is to wrap the exhaust from the cylinder head round to behind the heat shield at your right knee.
Yeah for sure, the "see-through" look. I wasn't in love with the Deus build at first, but the more I look at it the more I realize how nicely they exposed the frame. The way you can see through to the shock from the exhaust side highlights the frame and the engine in a much nicer way than Ducati achieved.

Just wondering if anyone is going to lighten the aesthetic up in this way. I'd love to hear/see how it can be done!
 

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I have sold Shorai for 5 years or so. I've probably sold 200 or more and I've only had to warranty one battery. If I order a standard sealed battery for a customer the out of box failure rate is much higher. I have run a Shorai in my Scrambler since the first time it was started. It works great.
 

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I've been using Shorai batteries in several bikes for more than 3 years, haven't yet had a problem. I use a charger made for lithium batteries during winter. The electric starter on my 1972 Yamaha CS5, which was always a sometime thing with a lead battery, works much better now, with more amps taking up less space. I plan to replace the Scrambler battery with a Shorai when the stock battery starts to get feeble.
 

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I've bought a few of the Shorai batteries as well as their charger. They are simply amazing. However, Anti-Gravity Batteries out of Gardena, CA seems to have the same advantages with more. These batteries are expensive or they would have been put in at the factory, definitely the wave of the future, a fraction of the weight!
 
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