The Different Motorcycle Battery Box and Battery Types
What is the purpose of a battery box?
Your motorcycle battery box has one job…hold your battery. Seems pretty simple. Motorcycle battery boxes can be made from aluminum, steel or plastic and come in a variety of sizes.
Disadvantage of Old Motorcycle Battery
Many custom builders struggle to find the perfect placement of the battery. You do not want to mount your battery by a source of heat, like your engine or exhaust, and simply put, batteries are not very appealing to look at.
A square plastic aftermarket motorcycle battery box in the middle of your bike’s beautiful curves is like putting a round peg in a square hole. It just doesn’t look very good. Coming up with a creative way to hold the battery and make it look good is a struggle. In recent years the advancement of battery technology has made this a little bit easier than in the past.
Back in the day, conventional motorcycle batteries were the only choice you had. The issue was conventional batteries tend to leak. They need to be positioned vertically and even then; they would vent. This would lead to a trail of acid drip going down the frame of your bike.
AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries
Later AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries came to market. These batteries are sealed and do not have to be mounted vertically. This gives you many more options when mounting the battery.
The downside to AGM batteries it is the weight. Just like conventional lead acid batteries, they are heavy. If you are mounting something heavy to your motorcycle, it is best to keep it low in the frame. This will help with stability and control of the bike.
Lithium Batteries and Your Battery Box Come and Save the Day
Lithium batteries have opened a whole new set of options for motorcycle battery boxes. They are light and they can be mounted in any position. They deliver excellent power and if maintained properly; they last a long time.
Now you can mount your battery in a variety of positions. Your motorcycle battery box does not have to be an enclosed shell. You can store your battery in a motorcycle battery holder that can be mounted in any position you desire.
Battery Box for Motorcycle at Lowbrow Custom
Lowbrow Customs has a variety of battery boxes for sale for your Harley Davidson® or Triumph® motorcycle. We carry Gasbox™ motorcycle battery boxes that will look great on your custom build. These durable aftermarket motorcycle battery boxes look great.We also carry a selection of threaded bungs and hardware that will allow you to mount your custom motorcycle battery box on your ride. If you are looking for a lithium battery and a battery box to match, we have that too. We carry Antigravity® batteries and custom motorcycle battery boxes for Antigravity® batteries. Checkout Lowbrow Customs when you are looking to buy a battery box. We have something for all your motorcycle battery box needs.