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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
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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?
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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.

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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.
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Thanks. This might be my last day of decent weather so I might be doing it tonight.


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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.
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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 ???

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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.
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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 ???
I do not know Jedi Master, but I tried to tell him...

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