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Okay, so I've had to pull my battery a few time over the past couple of weeks and it's a pain in the a$$ to remove. I see these straps for sale for next to nothing, but WTF to you hook them up to to pull the battery? I see nothing.

 

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Dunno the answer to that, but it sure would make the process a whole lot easier. Looking forward to the answer.
 

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Mine sits in a tray. Scobbed the shit out of my fingers wedging them in there to get it out. The thing weighs about 20 lbs.
 

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My battery sits by the passenger foot board on the right side on a tray behind a side cover .. Once the strap is off the battery just tips out. These straps only last for 1 or 2 years that's why there so cheap.

If you got a piece of plastic banding strap like use for shipping put it under your battery and you could use it to lift your Battery out . the plastic wont short out or corrode .
 

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My battery sits by the passenger foot board on the right side on a tray behind a side cover .. Once the strap is off the battery just tips out. These straps only last for 1 or 2 years that's why there so cheap.

If you got a piece of plastic banding strap like use for shipping put it under your battery and you could use it to lift your Battery out . the plastic wont short out or corrode .
That works for me . :thumb
 

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Just wrap a length of nylon webbing or strap under and around the top of the battery and tie a loop in it. Automatic battery strap handle. Cheap ratchet strap works too !
 

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Huh. I should have thought of the DIY route. Good suggestions. MoCo should put something on there that works from the git go.
 

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MoCo doesn't think you'll ever have to mess with the battery !!!
 

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Moco hates us DIY we figure things out and fix our own
or help our Friends or Forum Members fix there's

We just need them for parts or Warranty

Have a good one Ronnie

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Moco hates us DIY we figure things out and fix our own
or help our Friends or Forum Members fix there's

We just need them for parts or Warranty

Have a good one Ronnie

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I use a strip of old inner tube long enough to grab on to when cradled on the battery.
 

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I use one of my wifes old narrow belts around the battery. It's thin, black and I just lift it out. If I have to remove someone else's battery, I poke two holes in some NON CONDUCTIVE material and thread the battery bolts thru it a few threads, then lift. Comes out cockeyed, but easy.
 

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Turn the bike upside down. It'll fall right out.

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Turn the bike upside down. It'll fall right out.

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That only works if you have a Honda :)

I use a piece of DIY rubber strap also. Breeze's idea is a good one too
 

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I like the idea of using an old bicycle tire tube and first cut it long enough to wrap underneath and around the battery. Then cut it along it's length to allow it to lay flat and then wrap it around the battery before dropping it into the holder. Of course the excess length will be your handles to pull it up and out.

And I have quite a few old bike tire tubes to try this. Nice simple project for the upcoming spring season.
 
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