In addition to replacing the Battery, I attached a fused (7.5 amp) battery connector for both battery charging access and to add a cigarette lighter in the near future.
The RED lead (circular lug) will be connected to the + lead on the battery.
The BLACK lead (circular lug) will be connected to the - lead on the battery.
|To remove the battery cover, use a flat screwdriver to lift the grey tabs between the seat and the top of the battery cover.|
Pull out the battery cover from the top and then lift the bottom off of the metal tab.
|To move the Main Fuse from the battery retaining strap, slide it to the right and then pull toward you.|
|To remove the battery retaining strap, remove the bolt that is under the battery.|
After the bolt is removed, lift the strap up and disengage the top of the strap.
instructions say to disconnect the negative lead from the engine case.
This is a real pain and is not necessary if caution is used -
just like the professionals do.|
Now the strap is out of the way and the battery can be partially pulled out.
Caution!!!! Be sure the wrench or screwdriver used to remove the positive lead does not come in contact with the motorcycle frame (or other metal parts)!!!!!!!
Remove the positive leads. A 10 mm metric wrench works well.
removing the positive lead, pull the battery toward you. There
will be just enough cable attached to the negative lead to allow you to
remove the bolt so that the battery can be completely removed.|
Again, a 10mm metric wrench works well. (I know that Harley is American made but apparently the battery is not)
There is no issue with the negative terminal touching the motorcycle frame.
|Attach the heviest cable to the battery first and stack the lighter cables away from the battery terminal.|
Now the fused battery lead and motorcycle cables have been attached to the battery and the battery has been pushed back into its compartment.
The battery needs to be pushed completely into its holder so that the battery retaining strap and cover can be replaced.
Hook the battery retaining strap at the top and then replace the bolt at the bottom of the strap.
|Now the new battery has been replaced in the holder and its retaining strap is bolted at the bottom.|
The next step is to replace the main fuse holder to the battery retaining strap.
|To replace the main fuse holder, slide the holder's key hole over the pin on the battery strap and slide it to the left to lock in place.|
|Some cable ties are needed to attach the new fused cable to the motorcycle.|
|The black cable ties are shown to connect the new fused lead to the existing wires without interfeering with any other operation.|
|The excess from the cable ties is cut off.|
|To replace the battery cover, anchor the bottom and slide the slots in the top of the battery cover into the grey plastic tabs.|
Ensure the battery cover is securly attached to the motorcycle.