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    78 cb550 build

    I picked this bike up last week and am building a cafe out of it. I have a question for the battery and need some help. Where is the best place to relocate the battery on a project like this to open up that frame? The air box will go away to and be replaced with pod filters. I am assuming to just drop it down and weld a bracket for it just in front of the rear tire?? If you have pics please send. Thanks

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    here is what I am working with


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    here is what I am working with


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    smaller sealed battery hidden under the bump

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    smaller sealed battery hidden under the bump

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    I saw this bike a little while back and thought it looked cool, another cb550 I believe. As far as the battery goes, I have been advised on here to get a smaller gel type battery and relocate it under the rear end of the cafe seat... the battery I ended up getting was 9ah/12v and only $34 at batteries plus, suggested by another member on here, and works great. Also for the rest of the electrical parts, you can mount them to the underside of the cafe seat.


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    I saw this bike a little while back and thought it looked cool, another cb550 I believe. As far as the battery goes, I have been advised on here to get a smaller gel type battery and relocate it under the rear end of the cafe seat... the battery I ended up getting was 9ah/12v and only $34 at batteries plus, suggested by another member on here, and works great. Also for the rest of the electrical parts, you can mount them to the underside of the cafe seat.


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    Correction, 500four as the name badge reads

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    Correction, 500four as the name badge reads

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    why does that choppery lookin thingy in the back there say "detroit" on it?
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