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For those of you that are AMA members you might have seen a product review of the Battery Bug in the September American Motorcyclist journal. As you know modern CVT scooters without a kickstart have lost some of the self sufficiency of old. When your battery dies you need a jump start from a good battery and or a replacement, push starting is not an option. The Battery Bug should give sufficient warning of this eventual failure to avoid the unplanned stranding (my hope).

The unit allows Velcro like mounting just about anywhere, I chose a under the seat location that is easily viewed at startup, but hidden. I added a small bracket under the seat hinge as the attachment point. The seat in the photos is a Corbin, but the OEM seat should be similar. The area where the wire is hinged I have covered with a rubber tube and tape to prevent chaffing. The 6 foot of cord allows following the existing electrical harness to the battery where it is directly attached.
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U got 76%, mine is hanging 60-64% with a one year old battery. This could be interesting to see at what level this scooter battery dies? Always shows 12 volts or better on mine. Sure I hear the warning buzzer at times.
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It looks like a very useful , and simple mod thanks for posting it!! I am really leery of putting something with and led screen inside the pet warmer, as they get too hot they show all black, and you can read what they are saying. I would try to find another spot, that is out of the sun, away from the engine, and radiators on a GT200 and above.


PS. one more post to get to 700, then I will be 300 away from that (imaginary toaster) Razz emoticon
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Copper Dolphin wrote:
It looks like a very useful , and simple mod thanks for posting it!! I am really leery of putting something with and led screen inside the pet warmer, as they get too hot they show all black, and you can read what they are saying. I would try to find another spot, that is out of the sun, away from the engine, and radiators on a GT200 and above.


PS. one more post to get to 700, then I will be 300 away from that (imaginary toaster) Razz emoticon
I agree, but its below the seal which when the seat is closed it's not in the warmer and is in fact aircooled when the scoot is in motion...
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Nice and clever extra!
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