Rabu, 25 Mei 2011

How to Change the Battery on a Harley Softail

How to Change the Battery on a Harley Softail

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Changing the battery in a Harley-Davidson Softail should take about 30 to 45 minutes.

Changing the battery in a Harley-Davidson Softail is a relatively simple matter of removing the seat and disconnecting the battery terminals. It should take no more than 30 to 45 minutes to complete the process.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-tip screwdriver
  • SAE hex wrench set
  • 10-mm open-end wrench
  1. Remove the Seat

    • 1

      Turn off the ignition. Unscrew the seat fastener located on the top of the rear fender with a Phillips-tip screwdriver.

    • 2

      Loosen and remove the two large bolts located on the lower left and right undersides of the seat with a large SAE hex wrench.

    • 3

      Slide the seat toward the rear of the bike while lifting it up and away.

    Change the Battery

    • 1

      Unbolt the negative battery cable with a 10-mm open-ended wrench. Do the same with the positive terminal.

    • 2

      Disconnect the rubber battery strap. Lift the battery out of its tray.

    • 3

      Install a new battery in reverse order.

Tips & Warnings

  • Apply axle grease to the battery terminals to prevent corrosion.

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