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Hi,

Does anyone have instructions on how to remove the battery on a 2022 Softail? With the new suspension spring under the seat on this model one can't just get to the battery from the top like in older models, and I could not figure out how to do it.

I want to install a connector for my wife's heated clothing gear (it's her bike!).

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
 

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Thanks. I just found a couple of youtube videos. Will try again.
I removed mine a week ago , the owners manual has detailed instructions .
If you have an alarm , remove left side cover , put back into run , remove main fuse .
remove seat and right side cover .
Disconnect negative .
Remove close out cover .
Open clip and position wiring harness out of way .
Disconnect wheel speed sensor .
Remove WSS wiring from routing tabs then remove wiring from battery strap .
Remove battery strap , there are 3 clips holding it in place .
Disconnect positive .
Remove oil dip stick .
Hold nylon strap .
Pull up on strap whilst sliding battery out .
It’s a bit of a faff ,took me about 20mins .
 

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I removed mine a week ago , the owners manual has detailed instructions .
If you have an alarm , remove left side cover , put back into run , remove main fuse .
remove seat and right side cover .
Disconnect negative .
Remove close out cover .
Open clip and position wiring harness out of way .
Disconnect wheel speed sensor .
Remove WSS wiring from routing tabs then remove wiring from battery strap .
Remove battery strap , there are 3 clips holding it in place .
Disconnect positive .
Remove oil dip stick .
Hold nylon strap .
Pull up on strap whilst sliding battery out .
It’s a bit of a faff ,took me about 20mins .
Except they quit putting the battery strap in on the 21 and up bikes.
 

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Hi,

Does anyone have instructions on how to remove the battery on a 2022 Softail? With the new suspension spring under the seat on this model one can't just get to the battery from the top like in older models, and I could not figure out how to do it.

I want to install a connector for my wife's heated clothing gear (it's her bike!).

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
I put a dedicated battery tender pigtail on my 2022 FXLRST (actually a Softail). I gave up on pulling the battery out because it was such a pain in the ass. You pull the right side cover off, pull off a plastic protector, move aside the wire holder and disconnect the negative battery cable. I you were going to actually remove the battery from the bike, you have to pull the dipstick out and stuff a cloth in the tube. Even with the dipstick out, you have to lift the battery up to clear the tube. I decided not to take it out. You can reach down through from under the seat with an extension and a 10mm socket and remove the battery bolt from the positive cable. Make sure the negative is disconnected and make sure the tender pigtail eyelets are on top of the cable. I got mine one without a problem without completely removing the battery. These factory engineers are practicing anal cranial inversion.😡
 

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I put a dedicated battery tender pigtail on my 2022 FXLRST (actually a Softail). I gave up on pulling the battery out because it was such a pain in the ass. You pull the right side cover off, pull off a plastic protector, move aside the wire holder and disconnect the negative battery cable. I you were going to actually remove the battery from the bike, you have to pull the dipstick out and stuff a cloth in the tube. Even with the dipstick out, you have to lift the battery up to clear the tube. I decided not to take it out. You can reach down through from under the seat with an extension and a 10mm socket and remove the battery bolt from the positive cable. Make sure the negative is disconnected and make sure the tender pigtail eyelets are on top of the cable. I got mine one without a problem without completely removing the battery. These factory engineers are practicing anal cranial inversion.😡
You know a battery tender pigtail is installed at the factory right?

Better choice would be to install Noco GBC007 so that you can use HD/Noco jump box.

 

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I removed mine a week ago , the owners manual has detailed instructions .
If you have an alarm , remove left side cover , put back into run , remove main fuse .
remove seat and right side cover .
Disconnect negative .
Remove close out cover .
Open clip and position wiring harness out of way .
Disconnect wheel speed sensor .
Remove WSS wiring from routing tabs then remove wiring from battery strap .
Remove battery strap , there are 3 clips holding it in place .
Disconnect positive .
Remove oil dip stick .
Hold nylon strap .
Pull up on strap whilst sliding battery out .
It’s a bit of a faff ,took me about 20mins .
When you pull the main fuse, pull the side cover and locate the fuse then turn the switch on without starting the bike then switch off and pull the fuse before the alarm sets so that there are no issues with the alarm system.
 

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You know a battery tender pigtail is installed at the factory right?

Better choice would be to install Noco GBC007 so that you can use HD/Noco jump box.

I wish ! You should have seen the mess of wires under the saddle for mine , that’s the trouble with buying 2nd hand without looking
 

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I wish ! You should have seen the mess of wires under the saddle for mine , that’s the trouble with buying 2nd hand without looking
Factory tender harness is tucked behind left side cover, and I tucked the Noco jump start harness behind the right side cover on my M8.
 

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Did it allow for more suspension travel verses under the frame?
My experience with my 2019 Heritage vs my 2000 Fat Boy is the new frame is much less prone to flexing and handling improved greatly. Running the twisties with complete confidence that the bike is going where I point it. Very smooth ride on the straights and takes bumps without problems.
 
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