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Does anyone us the PC 680 Dry cell Battery? I have been using one now for 2 years and it is great but I have a question about the Bolts that hold the cables on. Mine has a small bolt and looks like there is a brass bushing that could be removed and use a large bolt. I didn't want to try it unless someone else has. I called the supplier that sold it to me and he didn't know.

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Hi Adrian. First, how's the foot doing? Ready to run the 100 yd. dash by summer? I hope so!
I have the 680. I used the small bolts supplied with the battery. I just folded back the rubber cover on the cable end and used a washer and the small bolts. I have the batt laying on it's side, and I left the cables the stock length. I put the stock battery bolts in a little plastic bag and put them in my tool roll. That way, should I have battery trouble on the road, I can get a stock size batt and just hook it up. Yes, the cables do a kind of "S" turn to the batt, but it's under the seat and out of sight. So far so good! :)
 

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Hi Don

Sure hope I can do the foot race soon and might be able to. I ask the Doctor if I will be able to run when I get well and he said you sure can. I said That is great because I haven't been able for 5 years but he didn't take it as I tried to say it but he got over it.
I have done the same thing as you did except I did get a shorter cable because I put a quick disconnect in the positive line.

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Adrian, Glad to hear the good news. I'll race ya at Tan Tar A! :lol:
Why'd ya put a quick disconnect in the pos cable? I put a shut off switch on the neg side. Just wondering.
 

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Odyssey Battery questions?

Lamont said, "Nothing like jumping your diesel truck with your bike. That says a lot about those batteries. I have the 925 in my Boss."

Lamont uses a 925.

Adrian is using the 680.

The 680 costs approximately 1/2 of the 925 according to what I have been seeing on the internet. Is there a big difference in size of the battery? Is there a big difference in power? etc. etc.

Those of you using the 680, are they performing to your satisfaction? If I switch to a 680 will I have enough room leftover to install an alarm in there? I am trying to figure out a place to put the alarm where it won't be obvious or easy to get at.

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Odyssey

Don, do you have any photos or can you describe the shutoff that you installed on your battery?

Adrian, How about that quick disconnect? Any pictures?

I have never used either one of these items before.



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Re: Odyssey Battery questions?

hossman said:
Lamont said, "Nothing like jumping your diesel truck with your bike. That says a lot about those batteries. I have the 925 in my Boss."

Lamont uses a 925.

Adrian is using the 680.

The 680 costs approximately 1/2 of the 925 according to what I have been seeing on the internet. Is there a big difference in size of the battery? Is there a big difference in power? etc. etc.

Those of you using the 680, are they performing to your satisfaction? If I switch to a 680 will I have enough room leftover to install an alarm in there? I am trying to figure out a place to put the alarm where it won't be obvious or easy to get at.

Hoss
The difference in power is 245 amps, size wise it is a lot bigger but still not as tall as a stock battery. For me money wasn't a factor, I wanted the best I could fit in there.
 

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Battery shutoff switch

Rene,
On the BHRA site, in the electrical section under the title Battery shutoff switch, theres a post from Olaf. I installed the same switch. Got it from Summit. I'll try to post a pic here.......Don B
 

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Hossie,
a shut-off switch is a good investment. I do shut off my electricity every
time I work on "her", everytime when I'm out of the town, and even when it's raining and I don't expect riding for a couple of days it's always shut off. In case of a short circuit and a fire I would be ruined. Most of my money is spend into expensive tools and my Boss. I've got a main switch for the garage itself, too. Makes me good sleeping to know there's no electricity left there for a possible fire.

Olaf

PS: My PC680 batt- I wish I wouldn't have bought this super expensive
digital 10amp dry-cell charger for 150 bucks. It's still in it's original box.
Just pull the ignition key in November, leave the bike a couple of month
alone, and fire her up in April. I love this small red power-wonder!
 

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Re: Odyssey Battery questions?

hossman said:
Those of you using the 680, are they performing to your satisfaction? If I switch to a 680 will I have enough room leftover to install an alarm in there? I am trying to figure out a place to put the alarm where it won't be obvious or easy to get at.
Hoss
Hossie, you are able to install at least 2 alarm systems under
your seat if you buy the PC680. I've got a lot of tools under my ass, and I
think an alarm system would still fit. Sure- the 925 gives a little more reserve, but the 680 is enough- believe me. The engine cranks like hell, and even if someone twisted the throttle without you noticing, and the carb is flooded - happened a couple of times to me- no problem to crank the engine again, and again, and again, and again.
Buy it, you will be satisfied....guaranteed!
...just like a Walmart customer...hehehe... :)
 

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Room for alarm system

Thanks Loaf for the input. That's just what I was looking for. If it works great and will make room for an alarm, that's good enough for me.


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Thanks Don

Don,

Thanks for the pics. They were very helpful. And thanks Loaf for the info. I am going to look into it.

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Olaf, the way you have your battery disconnect hooked up , does it shut the power off to every thing on the bike including the the power to the starter and the alternator ?
 

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Jack,
Until Olaf answers you, I can tell you that my switch disconnects the ground side of the Battery, to engine block. From the picture, I believe that's what Olaf's does also. So, yes, it disconnects all power to the bike.
 

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Barry

Most NAPA stores have what you want and it is worth all the cost. You don't need to remove the seat to get to the battery so you can disconnect with a flick of a switch.

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I must have my disconnect switch wired wrong then . I have it disconnecting the hot side or + side of the battery.
 
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