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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Battery removal

I am getting ready to put my bike away for the winter and wondered what is the easiest way to get the battery out... Do you take the four bolts out on the chrome piece along the bottom of the seat or is there an easier way to get to it?
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Hmmm, mine must be different.. On mine I just remove the seat bolt in the backrest compartment and remove the seat, unbolt the cables, ground wire 1st. unscrew the strap and pull her out...
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Should be the same on all unless someone has modded the battery box.

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There are two 10 mm bolts at the top of the inside of the toolbox , remove those, tilt the rear of the seat up and pull it back. This removes the seat and exposes the battery box.

My question here is, how long have you been riding without checking the battery????

(Am guessing you do have a Maintanace Free AGM battery in there right?)

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I just bought my bike this summer. The dealer went through the bike. About on month after I got the bike I Took the whole seat assembaly off to put saddlebags on. I checked on the battery and wiring then and all looked good. I am storing my bike for the winter and didnt want to leave the battery in it over the winter, that is why I am asking if there was an easier way to get to just the battery with out taking it apart like I did for the saddle bags. When I took it apart last time I removed the 2 bolts on each side on what I guess you could call the struts or chrome trim pieces.
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I.... When I took it apart last time I removed the 2 bolts on each side on what I guess you could call the struts or chrome trim pieces.

Well, that's not how to get to the battery or remove the seat. One of those bolts holds the rear fender on and sometimes can be a PIA to replace. And removing 2 tiny bolts is better than four big ones right?
But do whatever works for you, but I'd still get that MF battery in there for spring...

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I removed those bolts to disasemble the rear to sandwich the throwover bags between the fender and the seat. I know the can be a pain in the ass, that is why I was asking if there was a easier way. Now i know to open the tool box unscrew those two bolts to just get the seat off. Thanks
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