Thursday, June 23, 2016

Crossing Things Off The List

Petunia is nearly ready with her new 165HR16 automotive tire! I have been, slowly, crossing things off the list to have her road worthy again.

 The new Optima battery is bolted down and I will run the wires on Saturday to complete the process. Battery security is an issue, but this is how I chose to install it.  The bottom plate is bolted with 6 nuts and bolts with the nuts JB welded under the pigpen.  2 of the bolts penetrate the battery base adding an extra layer of security.  It took 45 minutes to install the 5 hex cap bolts that hold the battery down.  While it isn't theft proof, it will take some real effort to get it out and that includes for ME if I have to take it out! Planning to cover the red battery cable between Petunia and the pig pen with black wiring loom to help conceal it from a casual glance.  I am also mulling over some way to have the seat lock in place to help with being a theft deterrent.  

Getting antsy to get back on the road.  My time-out lasts for another 38 days and I will be sitting on ready.  




6 comments :

Charlie6 said...

AZ HD, is battery theft that prevalent in your area?

RichardM said...

I was wondering the same thing.

RichardM said...

It seems like there are quite a few parts on your bike that are worth a lot more.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Charlie6; Battery theft is common in certain areas of the Phoenix area. A main target is RVs for the use of the deep cycle batteries.

RichardM; Almost all the other parts are specific to a Harley and they would just take the whole bike.

Trobairitz said...

Hopefully the rest of your exile from driving will go by quickly.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Trobaititz; It is an exile from riding and will go quickly, just not quickly enough.