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post Mar 26 2017, 07:14 AM
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I can't get the mortar forking battery back in the sporty. I've read the manual. I've watched several videos. Reality agrees with neither media.
Aside from having another inch of cable (isn't that every guy's problem?) I can't figure it out. There's got to be a "Harley secret" out there somewhere. One of those tips that isn't obvious but makes it super easy. Anybody got any advice? I'm about to have the dealer come get it but I don't want the bill for hauling to the shop, new battery (which they'll insist is necessary) and the labor to install. I just need to bolt this bitch back in. Help?
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post Mar 26 2017, 07:23 AM
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Bunjee cord, duct tape?
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post Mar 26 2017, 08:51 AM
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just do the reverse of the way you got it out........what did you do buy a new battery?
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post Mar 26 2017, 09:19 AM
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I probably should buy a new one. But all I did was take it out and put it on the tender for 2 weeks.
Doing the reverse... In this case, it's like making the rain go back up into the sky.
Getting it out was not easy either, but once the negative was unscrewed enough it kind of "fell" apart.
I've pulled the cable out as far as I can get it. Putting the battery in far enough for the lug to line up with the terminal means I can't get a tool on it. Pull it out far enough to get a tool on it and it's an inch away from the end of the cable.
Note: it takes fingers to line them up, and they can't get in that tight spot. Didn't need fingers to slip a wrench on it to undo it.
Why is this shit so frustrating?
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post Mar 26 2017, 11:32 AM
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On our Sportster you have to put the battery in at a slight angle so the cables reach and once they're tight you can slide it back into place and straighten it up....

If the battery is a few years old just replace it... IMO

Oh and install a connector so you can just plug your tender in next time without haiving to take out the battery...
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post Mar 26 2017, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE(LoudnProud @ Mar 26 2017, 11:32 AM) *
On our Sportster you have to put the battery in at a slight angle so the cables reach and once they're tight you can slide it back into place and straighten it up....

If the battery is a few years old just replace it... IMO

Oh and install a connector so you can just plug your tender in next time without haiving to take out the battery...

We got a winner! Yes, thank you!! That is exactly what I had to do. Not set the battery in the tray, but kind of drop it down and tip it in, connect it, then lift it up, and slide it in. Those last two steps were familiar.

Man what a hassle. Dicked with it for a while before posting. I did replace it, because the old one didn't hold the charge.
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post Mar 26 2017, 10:51 PM
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OH MY GOD, you mean that old saying "angle of the dangle" really means something ;)
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post Mar 26 2017, 11:29 PM
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Cool, Glad you got it in...

Sorry, that you had to lift it first....

I think they make a pill for that (mycocksafloppin)... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

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post Mar 27 2017, 04:54 AM
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Screwy, yes, it really does mean something. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

L&P, not needed, yet. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Mar 27 2017, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE(Blackcloud @ Mar 27 2017, 05:54 AM) *
Screwy, yes, it really does mean something. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

L&P, not needed, yet. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)


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God bless those little blue devils....

Ride safe
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post Mar 27 2017, 08:43 AM
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