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Old 05-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New British Customs Undertray for Open Frame/No Side Cover

Just got an email from Jason B. Panther at British Customs. He says they've decided to make a Bonneville/Scrambler/Thruxton undertray utilizing a small ballistic battery! Contact Jason at jason@british-customs.com to show support for the product!

This piece will allow us to run carb and EFI bikes with no side covers for the open-frame look. The Scramb pictured below belongs to fellow T-ratter Rairuoho and is carbureted (with a homemade undertray); the Thrux belongs to T-ratter Grumple and is EFI (using a Deus ex Machina undertray).

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Nicholas,

I am a huge fan of the open frame look. We are currently working on our own design that will utilize a balistic battery. We are hoping to have prototyping and testing done with in the next 30-60days and have a porduct availale to market after testing is complete. Thank you for being a loyal British Customs customer, if you have any additional product suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

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Old 05-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet! I am already utilizing a Ballistic battery in an small tray but I'm interested to see what the BC piece would look like.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would love to see how they clean up all the wiring under the seat.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool but I like the side cover look better.
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Cool but I like the side cover look better.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Where do all the electrics go, and how well are they protected from water?
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Where do all the electrics go, and how well are they protected from water?

Good question, man, but regrettably I don't know the answer. Since the product is still in prototype at British Customs I'm guessing they're working on the issue right now.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What's going on with this?
The email I got from Jason Panther at British Customs states:

"We are currently working on our own design that will utilize a balistic battery. We are hoping to have prototyping and testing done with in the next 30-60days and have a porduct availale to market after testing is complete."

I received that email at the beginning of May, so we have a little more to wait, assuming BC will actually stay on the ball. The more folks that notify BC of interest in the product the more attention they're likely to give to bringing it quickly to market.

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Jason B. Panther

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(877) 999-BRIT Toll Free

(310) 225-2570 International

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Note that my bike (the red Thruxton in OP's post) doesn't use the BC battery tray (the tray I use is from Deus Ex Machina in Australia), so how BC are going to do it might be different. But this album shows how I've got the electrics/wiring hidden away. Basically everything except the regulator/rectifier sit in the tray (in a bit of a spaghetti mess) along with the battery. The reg/rect. is bolted underneath the tray. Again, BC may do this differently.

Personally, I've never had an issue with the wiring and wet weather getting into the tray area, and all my external wiring (e.g. to the regulator/rectifier under the tray) uses wet-weather connectors (from Eastern Beaver).

I've stripped a few things out of the wiring loom (AI system, wiring to the original R/R for example), but I think I've got enough room between the tray and seat that I could fit a stock, complete wiring loom with all the associated bits.
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