Need Help Battery Install 95 XL883

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by FloridaSnook, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. FloridaSnook

    FloridaSnook New Member

    I recently aquired a 95 Sportster 883....the battery is not stock and is missing the side and top cover. I purchased an after market chrome cover but the current battery is installed in such a way that the pos/neg connecters will ground/short by making physical contact with the metal cover.

    Can someone with a similar set up take a couple of photos of how the battery should be positioned and routing of the cables, etc.....I have a feeling this current setup is not as HD intended.

    Many Thanks!
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    The battery connections should be towards the centre of the bike and the top cover should not be wide enough to touch the battery connections
    many after market batteries that can have the cables connected on the top or the side for your year of sportster should use the side fittings