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Speedcell Question

I bit the bullet and bought a speedcell sbk and im very excited. Ive been on a silly kick of reducing weight lately and figured what the hell. My question: Would you remove the batttery and the box completely and attach the new speedcell via zipties or would you keep the battery box and create a styrofoam wedge to keep everything in place? Thanks all.

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The battery box holds more than just the battery so when I installed my speedcell, I left it in place. I bought a large car washing sponge at an auto parts store, cut it in the shape of the old battery, then cut an indentation in it to fit the speedcell battery. Cost all of $2, took 15 minutes, and worked flawlessly through a whole season of track days.

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if you want to lose weight...the battery box is around 3.4 lbs.

it's gone on my bike...and attached via zipties

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if you want to lose weight...the battery box is around 3.4 lbs.

it's gone on my bike...and attached via zipties
Were you looking at the Bursi aluminium battery tray?

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Were you looking at the Bursi aluminium battery tray?
If you don't use/have frame sliders, then by all means go for the Bursi aluminium battery box. WIll loose even more weight and will improve the ergonomics of that area (ecu, relator, etc).
But remember that you will not be able to install it if you do have frame sliders.

I also use a speedcell battery and have kept the stock battery box (have the SpeedyMoto sliders), I have used the 3M dual lock tape to keep it in place and works fine.
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Were you looking at the Bursi aluminium battery tray?
i was looking at bursi, but i didnt think it was going to save much weight. plus it's constructed for normal size battery. So it's too big for speedcell and not needed.

So went with removing all the extra stuff and and put hold it with zipties.

I should be able to post some pics in few weeks hopefully...bike is still being worked on...

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I kept the battery box and used 2" wide sticky back velcro (however this was on a Supersport), as per Speedcell's recommendation. That battery has helped me get my 1997 SS down to 322 lbs (without gas) .
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i was looking at bursi, but i didnt think it was going to save much weight. plus it's constructed for normal size battery. So it's too big for speedcell and not needed.

So went with removing all the extra stuff and and put hold it with zipties.

I should be able to post some pics in few weeks hopefully...bike is still being worked on...
I would be interested in seeing those pics of your bike osayek. Please do post a few so I can see how you have arranged it without the battery box.

As for the Bursi aluminium box, I'm still thinking about getting one and have it cut down to speedcell's size. This way it will also allow (probably) the frame sliders to be used.



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You make your own battery box :


Master :




Master with OEM battery box :




Carbon fiber :




Kevlar inside :




Next step :





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