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This battery for a Buddy 125?

 
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black sunshine
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: This battery for a Buddy 125? Reply with quote

Does this look like it'd work for the Buddy?

http://www.amazon.com/YTX9-BS-High-Performance-Maintenance-Motorcycle/dp/B00IUWM59O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the 'X9's are a wee bit taller than the stock 'X7'. If I read the specs right for the 7 vs. the 9 on Amazon, the 9 is about .4" taller.

The underside of the battery-box cover has molded plastic spacers that look like plus-signs from the end. Trim them down and the 9-sized battery will fit. There's a thread on this in one of the technical forums - look for "plus mod" or some such.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if this is relevant to the Buddy line-up. My RH50 has a 1/4" foam spacer in the bottom of the battery well. Came with the scoot. Would this give enough room for a taller battery, if it is in the Buddies battery well?
If its there it would save a bunch of unnecessary cutting of the battery cover.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the mod thread: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic14379.html

Unfortunately, it's old and the pictures went bye-bye. But you get the general drift from the narration.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool - thanks for the info!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Battery Mod Reply with quote

Upper left picture shows factory cover
Upper right picture shows the spacer tips cut off to allow the taller battery to fit.
Lower picture shows batteries side by side for height comparison.

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