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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 2011, 5:21 pm Thread Starter
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99 k1200rs how to get the battery out?

Not to sound like a doofus - but I bought a replacement battery from ebatteries.com and have removed the holder and taken the wires off the terminals .

But the battery doesn't seem to want to come up - and out of it's holder

There's some type of bar inconveniently across part of the opening where you could - if it weren't there - lift the battery right out.

Does this bar come out somehow?
Looks like it's welded in at the ends - but I very well could be wrong.

Anyone have a clue they could offer me?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2011, 5:47 am
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Sounds like you need to buy a Clymer shop manual?

The battery clamp across the top must come off to lift up the battery from its tray.

But that isn't always easy if your battery has the near flush tapped posts and doesn't have molded in grips at the top. When you put the battery back, put a loop of 2" nylon webing around it, before dropping it back into the case.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2011, 7:17 am
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Are you talking about the seat support bar?...2 allen head screws on each end ? (may have plastic caps covering them)...One side of that bar has a spacer (I think?)..dont drop it...like Vox said tie something to your terminals and lift out...(dont use wire)

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2011, 9:01 am
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Like someone else said, remove the 2 black plastic caps at end of the seat support bar, and remove the 2 allen screws.

BE VERY CAREFULL to connect 2 large terminals on the NEGATIVE side of the battery - many have done the mistake to connect only one.

ALWAYS connect POSITIVE first, then the NEGATIVE (which is ground) otherwise you may make some sparks with your wrench !!!

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