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Old 05-13-2018, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question Batteries Batteries Batteries!!! Which side is the terminal on

What the heck is the deal with the battery catalogs?? I am trying to get a Lithium battery for my 2007 and all the catalogs say that the positive is on the LEFT when my positive is clearly on the RIGHT. I even checked the manual and it also says the positive is on the RIGHT. The battery that Revzilla shows for my bile in the Lithium ion form is only $152.00 but the terminals are switched (pop on the LEFT) Where can I get a reasonably priced Lithium ion battery for my bike with the positive on the RIGHT.

Am I crazy or is my bike the only one with the positive on the RIGHT???
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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When you say your battery positive terminal is on the right, what is your point of reference? Per the Yamaha parts fiche for a 2007 FZ1 below, the battery positive terminal is on the left side when viewing the front of the battery with the top upward (assuming you had the battery in our hands). When the battery is installed in the motorcycle (laying on its back with the top of the battery facing the rear of the motorcylce), the positive terminal is on the right side of the motorcycle.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:32 PM   #3
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lol I was going to say to just turn the battery 180° and all is well.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:42 PM   #4
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Guess this means OP is crazy

As for turning think it's 90 not 180. But it could be 2 or 288.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:00 PM   #5
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Or turn the bike, might be easier ;)
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:07 PM   #6
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Guess this means OP is crazy

As for turning think it's 90 not 180. But it could be 2 or 288.
It's the same as walking around to the other side of the battery
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:48 PM   #7
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When you say your battery positive terminal is on the right, what is your point of reference? Per the Yamaha parts fiche for a 2007 FZ1 below, the battery positive terminal is on the left side when viewing the front of the battery with the top upward (assuming you had the battery in our hands). When the battery is installed in the motorcycle (laying on its back with the top of the battery facing the rear of the motorcylce), the positive terminal is on the right side of the motorcycle.
The fiche is correct. The positive terminal is on the right side of the motorcycle towards the back of the bike.

I still hope someone can point me to a lithium ion battery that fits the bill.

Wait a second..... That looks like the battery is laying down... I think I am going nuts.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:58 PM   #8
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Ok, I see what the problem...... MY problem is. I thought I was looking at the TOP of the battery but what I was actually lookout at was the FRONT of the battery and it was laying down.

Arkie6, I started looking at your fiche and then I saw that the battery was laying down. Now it all makes sense...
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Good deal. I figured that was the issue. It is kind of an odd battery mounting arrangement only made feasible by sealed AGM batteries.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:35 AM   #10
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Well you figured it out. This used to come up now and then, confusion as a result of the unusual mounting arrangement.

This is the one for all years of FZ1 (2001+) and, as it happens, the FJR.

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Seen this on another forum and thought I'd pass it along.
Keep in mind this was in an enduro...
If installing a lithium battery make sure you shim the battery box for the smaller sized battery.
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They are sold with tons of dense foam sheets with adhesive on one side.
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It's the same as walking around to the other side of the battery
That won't do it. Ya gotta lay er down Vern
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That won't do it. Ya gotta lay er down Vern
That still wouldn't be right. If I did it that way I'd have to stand on my head to make it right.
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Get a cheap AGM on ebay for $40. They are more reliable and exact fit.
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