10.25" battery relocate

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My goal was to free up space on the back of the seat in order to accommodate the storage box accessory for that area, and not lose a bunch of space to a battery and styrofoam. I became quite fond on the additional storage on my gen 4, and with the smaller glove box, and a smaller avy bag this year I need to pack more on the tunnel. I saw something similar early last season, and thought it was a great idea.

I started by pulling the old stuff out.

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The next step was to pull the hood and panels, the shroud over the fuel tank, and remove the frame braces that hold the fuel tank in place. I didn't get pictures, but it's really simple. 2 8mm nuts, 4 t40 bolts, the two bolts securing the steering pussy, and a couple plastic rivets was enough to get the fuel tank loose.

With the tank loose I was able to fish the positive battery cable to the front of the tank where it joined in to a wiring harness. There was plenty of room and length to leave the cable in that bundle, and just redirect it up to the front. I also removed the negative battery cable where it attached through the middle of the tunnel under the tank, and reinstalled the bolt to fill the hole. Then I reinstalled the tank, braces, and trim.

I picked the smallest battery made by Antigravity - the AG401. It is less than half the size of the already small OEM battery, and over 2lbs lighter (15oz total).

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I found a good spot to install it right beside the ECU. I utilized the oem negative battery lead, attached it to the battery, and to a frame support bolt below the pull start.

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I connected the positive lead, and covered any exposed metal by wrapping it with electrical tape. I used a couple good cable ties to secure the battery to the fuse panel bracket.

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Now I'm just waiting for the bigger storage compartment to come in next week, and she'll be ready to go.

I can't confirm, but based on the specs I don't see any reason this shouldn't work for the electric start as well.
 

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Which one did you order. I order the one for the G5 and1/3 of it is closed off for storage for your spare belt. I would have rather had theG4 version there is more storage in that one.
 

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Which one did you order. I order the one for the G5 and1/3 of it is closed off for storage for your spare belt. I would have rather had theG4 version there is more storage in that one.
Interesting. The belt goes under the box and then bolts to the tank?

Any pictures of that? I might tell Martin's to keep it and send an old one instead.
 

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Belt fits under the front part you have to remove the top half to get at the belt. That’s what the plastic 1/4 turn things are one the back. It’s 2 piece now.
 

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Belt fits under the front part you have to remove the top half to get at the belt. That’s what the plastic 1/4 things are one the back. It’s 2 piece now.
Seems like a good idea if you want to carry a belt back there. But I dunno if I like that either.

Guess I'll see if I have something to stash in that spot with limited access, or if I'll swap it for a gen4 box. I've got 2 coming - my wife's sled has the battery back there, so it'll get the new box regardless.
 

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Not much info on the website or I would have order the other one forsure.
Yeah the details on some stuff is terrible. Got the deep snow pro bag this year thinking it would fit well with a fuel can. Not so much. Probably have to move the rear linq bracket backwards anyway, which is what I wanted to avoid.
 

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Pretty sure my buddies with lynx fold their belt and stash them up by the oil tank. There’s definitely not a prefabed spot for where there putting them, but it seems fine
 

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Pretty sure my buddies with lynx fold their belt and stash them up by the oil tank. There’s definitely not a prefabed spot for where there putting them, but it seems fine
Yeah I found a spot for a belt up front as well.
 

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My buddy sent me a pic for you. TurbotundraCole on here but never online.
 

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