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Old 07-12-2018, 12:11 AM
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To those of you that relocated your battery to the front frame rail, are you running a motorcycle battery? I buy my batteries from Rural King, a tractor/farm store...cheapest batteries around and I've always had great success with them. If you are running one what are the specs?
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I have a deka etx16L or etx14L cannot remember which exactly

But it's in the oe position, just lying on it's side.
You can see it in this video here

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:47 PM
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Isn't that hard on a battery being on it's side? I'm trying to find a cheaper alternative to the Odyssey battery people are using.
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Isn't that hard on a battery being on it's side? I'm trying to find a cheaper alternative to the Odyssey battery people are using.

I'm sure it's not
Most motorcycle batteries are on their sides. It comes with adapters to mount the lugs if you choose to lay it on it's side
Also these are sealed batteries.

oddysey pc680 is overpriced imo
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Overpricing is exactly why I won't buy one lol, ImI not one to buy a battery at AutoZone or the likes, overcharging prices. I'll have to look that battery up, see if I can unlock my wallet for one of those lol
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You must have the 16l, looking at the cca it would be a pain to try to start in the winter with the 14l
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I compare the measurements to remind myself which one I have.
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Only reason I say that is the 14l is only 220 cca lol, the 16l is 330 or so
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they test a lot higher though
they're the same as the braille ones, just with a different sticker

There are s2000 owners running the 14
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ok, I was just concerned with the cca since I almost daily drive this car, didnt want to get stranded in the parking lot at work lol
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I've had my deka etx since 2013 now
What kills them is if they die a lot( leave lights on).
I daily mine as well, I'm working from home now and so I go as long as 4 days without starting my car and it always starts.

My ground cables are upgraded to 4 gauge and my alternator is new.
Make sure you don;t have one of those underdrive pulley kits.
I also don't have a radio and wipers however
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I bought mine here

https://www.batterymart.com/p-Big-Cr...L-Battery.html
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I can get the 16l extra cranking power at my local Rural King (cheapest around me for batteries) for $60 or so, but thats good to know. Im updating my grounds when I switch batteries. Glad to hear its working well for you, I look forward to doing this so my engine bay is a little cleaner!
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If you lay yours down like mine; the brass washers go in between the posts and adapters. And I bought my battery bracket on ebay.
Also, just drilled a new hole in the oe tray and trimmed the J hooks a bit.
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I planned on laying it down, itll also help me make room for my air intake.
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Where did you find the adapters for the battery?
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:23 AM
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They came with my old oddysey pc680
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:02 AM
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I found them online, 15.99 for the pair, probably going to order them this weekend and replace the ground cable while Im there, is it necessary to have it ran to the frame then the block? Or can I just run it straight to the block?
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lol
yea, idunno you need one from the battery to the tranny and one from the battery to the frame
and one from the frame to the tranny.

You'll see the oem one covers all these in a unique way
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I dunno which motorcycle batteries are placed "on its side" but I've owned a CBR, a R1 and a Gsx-R...and all the batteries were in the up-right position. I would go for a dry cell or sealed batter if turning it on its side so that was you KNOW its not leaking.
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