removal of battery

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by tucks, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. tucks

    tucks Member

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    IM really struggling to remove the battery from my fat boy any ideas?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Why are you struggling? Do you have a service manual?

    Remove the seat and the battery cables (negative first) and carefully try to coax it up and out.
     
  3. bfmitch

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    On a Sportster and, I think, a Dyna, it helps to remove the negative battery cable from its connection to the frame down near the starter. Never done it on a Softail.
     
  4. tucks

    tucks Member

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    i cant seem to get my screwdriver to the terminals ive tried lifting it up but it wont come up
     
  5. bfmitch

    bfmitch Active Member

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    You really need to get a manual. It sounds like the hold down strap is still in place. On the Sportster the bolt that holds the strap is hard to see unless I get on my hands and knees.

    Get the manual. It will make your life much easier.