Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:20 pm

Hi all - well I went for price and paid the price. I ordered by battery box from OEM, while it's made well it's only 15.5 gauge steel :( :( :( :( . It's made well and it's the correct size, comes with all the parts - but darn it....Perhaps this newbie will pay more attention to all of your advice, next time.

Ken

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Ken,

We have all traveled that road, some of us, more than once. :(

Bill

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:14 pm

So what's wrong?

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:19 pm

From my previous posts and replies from the experts the boxes made by the smaller shops are 14ga steel which is the original. In the end I saved $50, so I guess I should be happier - just wish it was closer to the original....

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:27 pm

I can't see the purpose of battery boxes. I am on flat land so the battery stays put. Tool boxes are handy but don't have a battery box on Mighty and doubt it ever will. If you think the OEM one was well made but just a lighter gauge steel be happy you saved 50 bucks.

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:27 pm

pvf1799 wrote:From my previous posts and replies from the experts the boxes made by the smaller shops are 14ga steel which is the original. In the end I saved $50, so I guess I should be happier - just wish it was closer to the original....


Your rear light will be waving to everyone behind you, as the bracket, and the box its attached to, are light metal. Ed

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:30 pm

Ok Ed, now I see a purpose for the battery box to attach the rear light...expensive light bracket in my book. lol

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:32 pm

CapeCodCubs wrote:Ok Ed, now I see a purpose for the battery box to attach the rear light...expensive light bracket in my book. lol


Keeps the "correct police" off your back, too! :lol: Ed

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:35 pm

Hi gents - I am please to report that the back light mount and hardware provided are heavier than I would have expected. The primer job was well done. The tool box that came with it fully painted is very nice.

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:30 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:
CapeCodCubs wrote:Ok Ed, now I see a purpose for the battery box to attach the rear light...expensive light bracket in my book. lol


Keeps the "correct police" off your back, too! :lol: Ed


The "correct police officer" lives 3 miles away. Probably takes bribes...I have some H parts manuals for that

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:59 am

I can't wait to bring RauCub-1 to Cecil's in the fall and have the "Correct Police" take a look. This is an amazing forum - thanks so much.

Ken

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:05 am

Ken:

I will be looking forward to meeting you and Rau-1 in the fall. Cecil's is on Em's and my tour list this fall along with the Fleece Festival in Rheinbeck NY :D

I can pretty well guarantee that the "Correct Police" won't be in attendance unless Bob brings the cruiser :lol: but you will find a lot of Cub Nutz who simply appreciate Cubs :!: :big smile:

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:17 am

I have owned and driven cubs with no battery box, and do NOT like my pants legs brushing against the bare battery, no matter how often you wash it of it will have a little acid on it from the fumes form charging, splashing, etc. One of them had been run so long that way that the floor pan was almost totally destroyed form the acid, and the bracket that attaches the seat post was so rotted out that I realized one day the steering wheel was getting further away.

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:42 am

sorry to hear your unhappy with the box, i've had mine for over 3 years and it still is in good shape.

Re: Battery Box - Lesson Learned

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:42 am

sorry to hear your unhappy with the box, i've had mine for over 3 years and it still is in good shape.