I agree... battery location = HUGE fail. Guarantee it was the B or C choice when designing the bike. Oh well. We bought it, gotta live with it.
Which actually raises one hell of a question...
If we went with a lithium battery, could it be located under the seat? Hmmm....
How can it be a fail if I am happy with it?
And, don't tell me to sod myself.
As for putting a lithium battery under the seat, Samsung has enough of them for a fire sale.