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Hey folks,

I did a quick search, haven't found anything yet, hopefully I didn't just miss it. Anyway...

Just picked up a new battery, it's the right spec but is too tall to fit under the plastic Honda battery cover. Is there any reason I can't just leave that cover piece out, and secure the battery instead with a couple cable ties?

Thanks, folks!
 

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It's an SP2. The battery fits the same way the last one did, it's the correct length and width and the poles and amperage are correct, it's simply a bit taller than the last one, so the factory battery cover doesn't close over it. It's what the local shop has spec'd for the bike, but it's sealed as opposed to standard, so maybe that's why. In any case, as far as function it's the correct part, I just wasn't sure if the plastic battery cover was really necessary. I can't see it being used to secure the battery, since those stupid plastic clip-nut-things love to pop loose, so if it's just a cover for the sake of having a cover then it's unnecessary.
 

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It's an SP2. The battery fits the same way the last one did, it's the correct length and width and the poles and amperage are correct, it's simply a bit taller than the last one, so the factory battery cover doesn't close over it. It's what the local shop has spec'd for the bike, but it's sealed as opposed to standard, so maybe that's why. In any case, as far as function it's the correct part, I just wasn't sure if the plastic battery cover was really necessary. I can't see it being used to secure the battery, since those stupid plastic clip-nut-things love to pop loose, so if it's just a cover for the sake of having a cover then it's unnecessary.
had two rc model years and never had a battery cover so not needed in my opinion
 

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Since the battery is right under your ass, I think it's just common sense to have a cover in place. It's rare indeed, but they can catch on fire or begin a massive hot meltdown. I've not known anyone personally, but I've seen a couple posts here where that's happened to guys.

The battery should fit inside just right. I even have room to tuck the cables and wires under the cover and snap it shut. Sounds like the wrong battery or the manufacturer is fudging on the spec measurements.
 

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A fair argument, the proverbial fire under the ass should stay proverbial. The old battery has enough juice in it to last this year, I think, so I'll trade out the new one for a proper fit.

Thanks, guys!
 
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