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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Please do yourself and your bike a favor. Don't waste $ on a wet cell battery. Get an AGM maintenance free battery. Your bike's electronics are mounted to the battery box, and they and the frame can be seriously damaged by acid spills. If you are in a hurry, Sears usually stocks the correct size as well as some auto supply stores. They are a little more expensive at first, but last longer, have more CCA's, don't have to pull the seat weekly to check fluid levels, and don't douse the bike with acid. Lance368 has a link to the best price on ordering one in several of his posts.
You can jump it from a car battery (with the car NOT RUNNING). Don't think it would hurt to turn it over, but I'm not positive about that. If you do, pull a plug on each cylinder and squirt some ATF or other light oil in the cylinders first, just for lubrication. Don't forget to put the plug back in when you're done.
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts