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Check Out This Battery



For those custom applications where you need a small & powerful battery that can be mounted almost anywhere & hidden from view. This company offers batteries from 6V to 16V plus they have a model for the FT500 Ascot. I did not see a model listed for the VT500 Ascot, but I imagine that there is one that would work. It may require some modification to the battery holder.

I ordered one for my FT500/CBR600 Hybrid bike. It measures 4.5″ Long x 3.12″ Deep x 4.25″ High to the top of the terminals, and only weighs 2lbs 4oz !!!

These batteries are not inexpensive, but they are supposed to last a long time as long as they are treated properly & kept on a battery tender during the off season. One guy that I know of, has one of these batteries & it has now been transferred over to his third bike! They are available through Amazon.com, plus I know a dealer that will sell them for a bit less than that. Just let me know if you are interested & I will forward you his info.

Good luck

good to know  :)


--- Quote from: cdntfindanAscot on August 27, 2013, 03:43:50 pm --- good to know  :)
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I thought you might be interested in this battery.

I plan to fabricate a battery box that mounts just above & inline with the swingarm pivot bolt. This battery will remove a lot of weight & place the remaining weight low & to the center of the bike instead of high & to one side.

I'll let you know when it arrives. I can't believe how small & light it is & yet it offers 360 Cold Cranking Amps vs. the FT500 OEM replacement battery that only has 220 CCA.



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