Gregory Bender

Battery tray - putting it all back together

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models


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If you've taken everything apart, or have inherited a motorcycle who's battery tray has been creatively modified, it can be difficult to know exactly how everything is supposed to go back together. This is especially true if a larger than stock battery has been fitted, or a non-stock battery hold-down bracket is used, or if non-stock battery hold-down bolts are used. This photo shows all three of these conditions.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Daniels.

I've put together a diagram of the battery tray that indicates how everything should fit. The drawing isn't to scale, but should provide a good overall indication of how things go together.