Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery Box

What’s up y’all? Long time no post. Sorry about that. Got caught up at one of those job things. Anyway…

Below are some photos of the battery box. After making a cardboard dummy and getting all the measurements correct, I jumped on the computer and used Adobe Illustrator to layout the design. I then printed it onto a mailing label and stuck it on some 1/8″ steel plate. Using the band saw I cut out the shapes. Like butter baby!

Motorcycle Battery Box DesignCutting Custom Motorcycle Battery Box

For the holes I just used the drill press and a stepped bit. A spray bottle and water helps to keep the bit and metal cool while drilling.

Cutting Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery BoxBuilding a Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery Box

After the pieces were all cut and filed it was just a matter of tack welding and making sure everything was square. The angle magnets were a big help in positioning things for welding.

Welding a Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery BoxWelding a Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery Box

I bent up some aluminum sheet to cover the battery but I might not use it. It’ll either be polished aluminum around the battery with the outer box painted whatever I decide for the frame or just lose the aluminum and spray the battery black and chrome the battery box.

Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery Box DesignWelding and grinding a Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery Box

After some sanding and grinding it looks pretty good. Need to fill in some spots before it gets finished.

Homemade Custom Motorcycle Battery Box Design

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  1. Hines Terence March 3rd

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    Nice job with this , Great idea


  2. GarageBuiltChop March 4th

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    Thanks!


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