Bigger battery RR8 ?

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  1. Lucky13

    Lucky13 New Member

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    Hi Guys

    Has anyone converted from a 08 standard crappy light weight battery to a larger battery from the 08 ABS version ?

    If so what exact parts do I need to convert it across ?

    I’ve already bought a brand new battery but it really doesn’t cut the mustard starting my bike..always feels like it’s right on the edge and I’d prefer the security of having a bigger battery from the ABS model.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. nigelrb

    nigelrb New Member

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    I can't help feeling you must be 'Unlucky'.

    Have you considered there might be another fault? Battery drain from a loose earth/connection, or similar? I have non-ABS and have no problem starts in cold or after absence of riding. Further, I don't think your bike's symptoms have been recognised as a general problem.

    Perhaps run some tests before dropping money on new battery and carrier etc. Remember also, that the configuration of the battery housing is different in ABS models - the fuse box for instance is located alongside the seat edge, whereas in non-ABS it is at the rear of the seat edge. Sounds as if it could be a major re-work.
     
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  4. Lucky13

    Lucky13 New Member

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    Thanks guys

    Yes my charging system is spot on no issues the battery is simply not up to the job, you could look at it as a design flaw in my mind.

    Thanks for the info Bonjo, I didn’t realise a conversion was so complicated, I’ll look into the lithium option instead :)


     
  5. thewiz

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    Buy a 09 abs battery tray, and replace the tray in your bike with this. No need to start cutting.
     
  6. dansp1

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    starter motor is a common problem
     
  7. Lucky13

    Lucky13 New Member

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    So an 09 battery tray is just a straight swap with an 08 ? Nothing else needed ? Apart from an 09 battery ?

    Thanks

     
  8. nigelrb

    nigelrb New Member

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    I am not absolutely positive, but I suspect you might still have an issue with the location of various electrical components - the fuse box in particular. On that basis, the simplicity of just a larger battery carrier may not work. See extract from my Owner's Manual:

    RR08-11.jpg
     

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