1985 Honda VF 700 becomes 96volt with 8 optima batteries

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1985 Honda VF 700 becomes 96volt with 8 optima batteries

I'll include pics when I am done with the body work. This is my first project and I have overcome the following:
Never did any project anything like this before.
Minimal welding, electrical and moderate automotive skills.
Cost of project-just over $4000- I am not employed, time spent persuading my wife.
I have no real work space, just a 6x8 shed.
I have limited tools. I did not really plan the battery placement, I mounted the motor first and started low with the batteries and these optimas go all the way up to what used to be a gas tank.
I had no help from anyone (for the build), I asked the companies I bought the parts from for advice and they mislead me and wasted my time.

After over a year of waiting for funds and finding the right donor, I put it together in one weekend and rode triumphantly around my neighborhood. I have since been correcting my initial mistakes and attempting body work. I have been trying fiberglass panels, but I am not having an easy time. Any fiberglass advice would be appreciated.

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Re: 1985 Honda VF 700 becomes 96volt with 8 optima batteries

What type of fiberglass panels are you using and what problems are you having? If all you are trying to do is hide the batteries, plastic sign board is an alternative. Home Depot also has 4 x 8 sheets of fiberglass back-splash panels for $50. Pebbled on one side and smooth on the other.

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