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Iv been searching for a leather battery box strap with zero results , has anybody fitted one on their bobbers or has a link to where I might find one ..failing that I might have to find a local leather worker or saddlery . LOL or cut up an old leather belt .



Thanks for any info .
 

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I originally tried to make a leather cover with a leather belt. One day I was looking at Steve McQueen’s Great Escape bike which was recently unveiled. I realized that Triumph had pretty well copied the battery cover of this historic bike when building the Bobber. I painted the Bobber battery cover to match the bike colour and had the stainless belt/bracket powder coated black. Triumph actually got something right in the basic design of this cover!
 

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I cut a strip from the leftover scraps of my seat leather, then glued it over the existing OEM metal strap on the battery. I used rubber cement so it should pull cleanly off the metal if I choose to remove it. The strap matches my seat perfectly and best of all, it was free!
 

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I cut a strip from the leftover scraps of my seat leather, then glued it over the existing OEM metal strap on the battery. I used rubber cement so it should pull cleanly off the metal if I choose to remove it. The strap matches my seat perfectly and best of all, it was free!
This looks fantastic! Well done, @Niiick!
 

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That's nice, well done.

What is the actually cover? Something you made?

Cheerio,

Roy

Yes. I really didn't care for the black plastic look, so I made a new cover out of a sheet of brass to go over the existing battery cover.


It’s a solid bar of gold !
No one would ever think to look there for it >:)
I wish!
 
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