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Any experience with Iron Cobras Lay Down Battery Kit

I am considering installing an Iron Cobras Lay Down Battery Box Kit (https://www.lossaengineering.com/pro...attery-box-kit) on my 2012 Thruxton. Anyone had experience with this that can share tips or feedback on whether its worth doing, etc.? I know its a bit pricey but metal fabrication is not my strong suit and really like the look of the bike that it provides. I've got a Wilder Factory Seat that will go on top of it. One item I am curious about is how much dirtier the bike will get now that no front fender or battery box is in front to catch some of the spray (even when dry), but since it would be opne, be easier to clean.

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I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole. I have seen two lithium batteries go nuclear. They should be illegal. Just what need is a flaming crotch. Once you commit your stuck using lithium for ever...no more "inexpensive batteries" You cannot lay down lead acid.

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Iron cobras makes a nice tray. Enough room for all of the wiring and fuse boxes etc. We have sold many and installed a few with no issues at all. It comes two ways. As a DIY wih just the tray and extended starter cable or complete with pod filters and battery. Have them on sale 10% off this weekend at ajcyclesny.com
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That is a lovely piece of kit IMO albeit quite pricey. I can do metal fabrication

I made one similar but not quite as pretty for my first Thruxton RIP

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You cannot lay down lead acid.
The AGM battery in my Speed Triple is laying on its back compared to the same battery in a Bonneville or a Thruxton.

I'm running a LiFeO battery in my Bonneville.
Had the same model battery in my KLR650 for a couple of years with no issues.

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You can also lay down a Gel battery. But, you won't get the smaller sizing or weight reduction if that is an issue as well. Li Iron batteries don't seem to have the same issues with melt down as a Li Ion. At least, not what I've read.
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Iron cobras makes a nice tray. Enough room for all of the wiring and fuse boxes etc. We have sold many and installed a few with no issues at all. It comes two ways. As a DIY wih just the tray and extended starter cable or complete with pod filters and battery. Have them on sale 10% off this weekend at ajcyclesny.com
Great. I see only the full kit listed. Where can I see the ones without the filters or battery? I already have pods on there now so don't need them.
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Great. I see only the full kit listed. Where can I see the ones without the filters or battery? I already have pods on there now so don't need them.
Maybe on A&J Cycles website?

https://www.ajcyclesny.com/product-p...attery-box-diy
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Yea thanks. I couldn't find it searching on website. Thanks.
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Yea thanks. I couldn't find it searching on website. Thanks.
Our website is being redone and will have a legit search engine in the new year. Sorry about that.
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