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    Whats the smallest battery you can use on a Hawk?

    I was wondering how small we can go. No lights, but maybe on occasions i throw one on to take to local bike night.....whats the bare minimum?
    Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

    #2
    Someone once told me... but it is a secret!




    I will see if I can find it.

    Like a 7s or something.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
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    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      And still use the starter? A YTX5 is about the smallest you can go and still crank it over. A YTZ7 saves quite a bit of weight over the stock battery AND has more cranking amps!
      J.D. Hord
      Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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        #4
        what if a bump start was not out of the question at times, and i wanted to maybe run a light setup once in a while...the charging system would do fine for that right?
        Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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          #5
          The 7 would be enough to not worry about running lighting - it's a small battery,fits nicely behind the shock even.

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            #6
            Yuasa YTZ7-S
            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              http://www.maberacing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30

              TJ, may be old news for you, but lots of Battery talk in this thread. Weights, amperage, sizes, etc.
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                #8
                here's a question....can that battery (YTZ-7S) be mounted laying on it's side? or almost on it's side?
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                  #9
                  this is just a bump for my question....can this battery be mounted on it's side? It is a sealed battery, but will it leak if it's on it's side, or will it perform normally if it's on it's side?
                  -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                  Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                  "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                  "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                    #10


                    Anyone know where I can get me one of these purty thangs!
                    The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
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                      #11
                      hay what do you think about this



                      im taking a cnc programing class a project on the list what do you guys think?
                      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                        #12
                        im very intrested to know this.

                        i need a new battery, and i want to place it (hide it) behind the shock. if im going to have a big brick of weight on the bike, i want it low and centered.lol

                        does this Yuasa YTZ7-S battery work good for a daily rider? or is it just for the weekend street and track rider?

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                          #13
                          I am pretty sure daily rider. I don't believe it is a sealed battery though.
                          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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