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Hey folks, I have a 10' Sportsman 500 carb. Im looking at changing the battery location to under the seat like the 05 800 efi. Gets it out of the fenderwell and also a larger battery. Has anyone done this?
 

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ovrkil, I had a couple 500s over the years and the battery is pretty good where it is. Never had one get damaged or fail from the location. Seen some people build boxes and put a bigger battery on top of the racks. The best investment you can do for your battery is a tender. It will last for a long time and stay charged year round. Are you having difficulty starting in real cold weather?
 

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No Ronin, it lives in a heated garage all winter. I do quite a bit of winching and would like the added cca. Last year i drove a stick up into the battery...didnt do any damage but I think i was perty lucky..
 

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Hey folks, I have a 10' Sportsman 500 carb. Im looking at changing the battery location to under the seat like the 05 800 efi. Gets it out of the fenderwell and also a larger battery. Has anyone done this?
Im thinking larger battery....but why not leave right where it is/ just make the holding bracket little wider?
 

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Well....if i buy the 800 efi battery box...it will fit under the rear storage box with a lil bit of trimming
 

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You could probably stuff a pretty decent sized battery under the seat without changing things drastically.
 

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im thinking the rear storage will be in the way to get too large of a battery in there? and Id hate to cut the bottom off that storage trunk. I do like the idea of getting away from those over priced atv batterys though they just don't last, u should be able to fit a large motorcycle batter between the frame rails under that seat if u can deal with the nose of the rear storage box as I said..keep us posted what u fig out
 

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I just looked. The storage box doesn't extend more than 1/2" under the seat.
There's also not as much room as I thought there was between the airbox and storage box.

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that's what I was getting at if the snout of the storage box wasn't there u would have tons of room almost enough for a small car battery but because of useless back snout in that trunk box ur kinda limitied to what u can use that space for... I like bigger batterys they last longer then these mini atv batts
 

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I like this idea. I'm going to take a look at that option. I busted the latch off my rear storage box doing wheelies so I just screwed it shut, never used it anyway.

I would probably just eliminate that storage box and weld up a battery box.
I would really like if I could find the room for the smallest Optima Yellow top.
 

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oh, duh the storage box not the battery box.
Being as that will never be seen, call me hillbilly but I might be inclined to just close it in with sheet metal, screws and silicone.
 

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Looks good!!
 
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