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SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:02:29 AM »

I'm interested in seeing how others have mounted their Supercharger v2 outside of the tank area.  If you have mounted it somewhere else, like near the passenger seat, please share photos.  Cheers!
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 01:07:58 PM »

It is still a work in progress but the mounting itself is complete:








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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 01:55:50 AM »

Nice, clean install, *Erasmo*

I'm skeptical about that rack, tho I tipped over once and mine bent all to hell.  I switched to the happy-trail.com one.

Looks like your welded crossmember gives it some more strength though.

Tell us a bit about that fairing.

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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 05:46:02 PM »

Just out of curiosity would you have enough space between the fairing and battery to mount the chargers, after removing the factory side panels
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 04:30:23 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm looking for a mount in addition to a top case.  I need the top case to store clothes.  I was was under the impression someone made their own mini-frame that holds the charger between the rider and top case.


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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 01:19:24 AM »

The Happy Trails side racks are super-sturdy, and have an optional accessory for a bracket for holding hardware on the inner side of the rack.

Happy Trails SU racks for Zero: http://www.happy-trail.com/find-your-bike/zero-motorcycle/su-side-racks.html
Inner Tool Utility Shelf accessory: http://www.happy-trail.com/accessories/happy-trails-su-inner-tool-utility-shelf.html

I have the shelf installed and can confirm that an SCv2 unit will fit in each one. What I haven't confirmed is how to route the cables to protect them from the weather, motion, chafing, and strain. Also, DigiNow's default provided cables are not really long enough for the location, but by the time you've set out on a project like this, cable planning is an issue no matter what choice you make.

You'll need adapter plates for Givi luggage, though.
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 03:13:06 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm looking for a mount in addition to a top case.  I need the top case to store clothes.  I was was under the impression someone made their own mini-frame that holds the charger between the rider and top case.


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You could take a peli like mine and create two layers in it.

Just out of curiosity would you have enough space between the fairing and battery to mount the chargers, after removing the factory side panels
No it's quit tight and with the weather here I'd prefer them safely tucked away to start with.
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mountings for rear storage [Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting]
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 04:08:40 AM »

The Happy Trails side racks are super-sturdy, and have an optional accessory for a bracket for holding hardware on the inner side of the rack.
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Amen to that.  I have one on my 14 SR.  There's room on both inside and outside.
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 08:57:11 PM »

The bike is finally back at home ;D

Here's a close-up of the new mount:



If people want more pictures let me know and I'll take some more.
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 05:47:08 AM »

Aweome, thanks for the close-up!
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 01:44:54 AM »

I have now soured on this whole idea, and strongly recommend against a tail mount of chargers if at all possible.

I've written up a bit of an experience report here:
http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=6713.msg62470#msg62470

The main factors are:
- Lack of a safe cable routing option.
- Handling (seriously, it's not good).
- Loading on the luggage racks, particularly the OEM racks are not suitable for this.
- Vibration load on the chargers.

Erasmo's work should not be wasted, but I highly recommend trying to mount the SCv2 units around the battery by whatever means seems suitable. Under a fairing is a great idea with the right brackets or a combination of brackets and a case or tank pannier like I did (drop bars and tank panniers).
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 02:32:58 AM »

At this point I'm hoping one of the under-battery aluminum mounts becomes available for purchase.  That would be ideal with the weight down low.
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Re: SCv2 Passenger seat mounting
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 08:41:02 PM »

At this point I'm hoping one of the under-battery aluminum mounts becomes available for purchase.  That would be ideal with the weight down low.

I agree. I really think that with some careful fitting (and possibly a minor motor-fin modification) its possible to fit 4 diginow bricks under the bike replacing the stock charger.... without noticeable effect on ground clearance or wiring danger.
I think this would be the ideal setup, especially if the mount also doubles as a heatsink and normal wall socket charging is split between all 4 chargers.
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