Quick Battery Removal [DIY] - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Harley-DavidsonForums.com is an independent enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Harley-DavidsonForums.com is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with Harley-Davidson Inc.. The Harley Davidson names and logos are trademarks owned by Harley-Davidson Inc.

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum > Specific Model Areas > Sportster General Discussions

» Insurance
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-18-2012, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 54
Quick Battery Removal [DIY]

Hey Guys I made a quick video on how to remove a battery on a Iron 883. But I think it will be useful for most sportsters.

If it helps at least one person. I will be happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjggwX8A-mg
__________________
2012 Iron 883 DK 587 A/C | Quick Battery Removal | XiED Install | DK Coil & Key Relo
blackknight883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 24
This is almost exactly what I was looking for. I wish you would have put video of how to take the side panel off. I have not looked at it yet since I have a few more warm-ish days left - does it just snap off, or is it bolted on?
SportyScoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
I'll help you hide the body
 
misinlink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S Florida
Posts: 5,903
Just an FYI, the battery installation and removal on late model Sportsters are very specific. Many fits have been had by people not following the MOCO procedure.

Just sayin.
__________________
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.



borrowed from gtrman66
Rules:
#1. Post #1: "New to Community"
#2. Buy a HD Service Manual, best $70 you'll spend
#3. Try the search function, we might have already answered your question
#4. Don't post classifieds until you meet the rules
#5. Don't bad mouth dealers until we know you, there are always 2 sides
misinlink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by SportyScoot View Post
This is almost exactly what I was looking for. I wish you would have put video of how to take the side panel off. I have not looked at it yet since I have a few more warm-ish days left - does it just snap off, or is it bolted on?
The side panel clips in on the bottom side of it. you need to pull the side panel up and off the clip. Then the panel kind of hinges on the top two clips and pops off.

get down on your hands and knees and look at the underside of the side panel, you will see where it clips in.
__________________
2012 Iron 883 DK 587 A/C | Quick Battery Removal | XiED Install | DK Coil & Key Relo
blackknight883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 24
Thanks. This might be my last day of decent weather so I might be doing it tonight.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
SportyScoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by misinlink View Post
Just an FYI, the battery installation and removal on late model Sportsters are very specific. Many fits have been had by people not following the MOCO procedure.

Just sayin.
Well i looked at several pictures, and most of the sportsters look like they have the battery in the same location. while it might not be exactly the same procedure, i think it would be slightly similar.
__________________
2012 Iron 883 DK 587 A/C | Quick Battery Removal | XiED Install | DK Coil & Key Relo
blackknight883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by SportyScoot View Post
Thanks. This might be my last day of decent weather so I might be doing it tonight.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
Send me a message if you are having trouble.
__________________
2012 Iron 883 DK 587 A/C | Quick Battery Removal | XiED Install | DK Coil & Key Relo
blackknight883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
Retired citizen
 
SCHMIDTYS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pt. Wash.,WI
Posts: 13,042
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 ???
__________________
Disclaimer : Don't believe anything I say unless you are absolutely sure that I know what I'm talking about .
SCHMIDTYS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 21
Assuming you have power wherever you store your bike why not just leave the tender lead quick disconnects on and then you never have to remove the battery (other than to replace) I never remove my batteries from any of my bikes and never had a problem.
goallight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
I'll help you hide the body
 
misinlink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S Florida
Posts: 5,903
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCHMIDTYS View Post
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 ???
I do not know Jedi Master, but I tried to tell him...
__________________
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.



borrowed from gtrman66
Rules:
#1. Post #1: "New to Community"
#2. Buy a HD Service Manual, best $70 you'll spend
#3. Try the search function, we might have already answered your question
#4. Don't post classifieds until you meet the rules
#5. Don't bad mouth dealers until we know you, there are always 2 sides
misinlink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
This site is in no way affiliated with Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum