Sunday, July 22, 2012

Reason to use a sealed battery

This is the battery box from my 1981 Kawasaki Gpz550. It wasn't obvious from the top with the battery in place. but careful inspection showed it to be rusted completely through some of the supports.
Luckily I found a fairly un-rusted one on eBay and will refinish it an install... probably with a lightweight lithium battery. ;-)

Follow up!
I bought a only slightly rusted replacement battery box from ebay and had it blasted clean and powder coated. Relatively expensive, but this thing is a complex shape to wire wheel clean and I figured the powder coat might be more durable than the original paint. Came out looking brand new.

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