Modern gel or Li-on batteries offer a significant advantage in that they are leak-proof. Those who ever experienced spilled acid in their horseshoe oil tanks will highly appreciate this fact. On the other hand, owners of classic bikes do like the looks of their original energy store and the corresponding cover and mounts.
With a Bates Battboy Battery Box you can have the best of both worlds, because what looks like a period type HM5 6v accumulator on he outside can house a safe, modern battery within. Just hook it with two eyelet wires to the terminals on the bottom of the lid and you are all set. Perfect for 6 or 12 volts electrical system conversions too. When using suitable antigravity versions you even have some storage room left for a few small spare parts.
A very cool solution for an old problem 🙂
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Suitable for OEM Style Horseshoe Oil Tanks fro Singles 1929-1936, 750cc 1929-1963, OHV Big Twin 1936-1964, SV Big Twin 1937-1948. ABS plastic W x H x D: 115 x 210 x 100mm (Inner measures 100 x 175 x 85mm)
For more information see the W & W website at wwag.com