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Old 12-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Leaving the tender on is the smart thing to do. If you have to replace the battery then there is a procedure to follow on a >'04 and newer Sportster ! There is no "quicky" way to do it !
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's about the dumbest video I've seen yet on how to remove a >'04 and newer Sportster battery.
Where do these experts come from ???

The Dr Phil show?? dunno just tossin it out there...
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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When ya buy a battery tender they supply a pigtale to attach to your battery so ya ain't gotta take it out.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for your opinions fellas.

While you all may be the most knowledgable mechanics in the world. Not everyone is. So by making a short video about this procedure, those people who might not be able to do this, now know how to. Like I said in my original post. If it helps at least one person. I would be satisfied. And by the looks of it, Ive already helped them.

And yes, the battery tender I bought has the with the clip on pigtails. But the video was more for showing how to remove the battery, for lets say....replacement.

And its not a sin to be hooked up to a tender off the bike. Still works the same way.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for your opinions fellas.

While you all may be the most knowledgable mechanics in the world. Not everyone is. So by making a short video about this procedure, those people who might not be able to do this, now know how to. Like I said in my original post. If it helps at least one person. I would be satisfied. And by the looks of it, Ive already helped them.

And yes, the battery tender I bought has the with the clip on pigtails. But the video was more for showing how to remove the battery, for lets say....replacement.

And its not a sin to be hooked up to a tender off the bike. Still works the same way.
What we are all telling you is that you are providing non accurate information. Nobody is saying they are better than anyone else, but when we try to help people, we like to give accurate information. To tell someone that is the proper way to install and remove a battey on a 04 and up sportster, is plain wrong.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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What we are all telling you is that you are providing non accurate information. Nobody is saying they are better than anyone else, but when we try to help people, we like to give accurate information. To tell someone that is the proper way to install and remove a battey on a 04 and up sportster, is plain wrong.
I never said it was a definitive procedure on battery removal for all sportsters. I said it might work for *most* sportsters. I'll leave it for the user to determine whether or not it helps them or not. I'm sure each motorcycle has its own specific removal procedure for the battery. I consulted my user manual before doing this, and after trying what was presented there, I moved on to what you see in the video. And reached the same result, a battery removed from the vehicle.

So how is the information I showed inaccurate? The battery was removed was it not?

The actual Harley manual procedure wants the user to remove the negative power cable from the top transmission. This spot is very tight, and hard to get to (I show it in the video). If someone managed to get it off, I think it would be even more difficult to get it back on, when they got a new battery in. So by removing the negative directly from the battery, this procedure might save someone a handful of trouble when they are trying to remove a battery. Like a trip to the dealer who will most likely charge a hefty fee for labor and parts.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Okay, I actually just looked over my shoulder to see if Aston Kutcher was coming into the room...

Oh and for the record, just because I own a video camera it doesn't make me Quentin Tarantino
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Okay, I actually just looked over my shoulder to see if Aston Kutcher was coming into the room...

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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These bikes have batteries?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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These bikes have batteries?
Yea right next to the blinker fluid and muffler bearing.
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