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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
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How do you remove the battery from 2007 softail deluxe

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How do you remove the battery from 2007 softail deluxe
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomer

remove the seat, remove the battery strap, disconnect the battery cables......negative cable first.....and lift it out.

let me know if you need more help.

Steve

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I guess thats where I am stuck... I don't see a battery strap or anywhere there might be any sort of clamp holding it in
Expert:  Steve replied 7 years ago.

will it lift out?

 

Steve

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
nope. something is holding it in but i can't see what it would be
Expert:  Steve replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomer

I was just reviewing the parts book and it no longer shows a strap.(actually....it doesn't show anything holding the battery in)

try looking down around the battery with a flashlight and see if you can see anything holding it into the oil tank.

it may just be stuck.......

Steve

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I looked w flashlight, can see the "tray" it sits on but baffled by fact that nothing seems to be holding it in. I didn't know if maybe I had to get to some hidden clamp deep in there somewhere. I didn't want to force it out if it wouldn't come out on its own. It won't hold a charge and trickle charger won't help... figure it must be dead since I can't recharge it - they only last 3yrs or so I guess. If I can't get it out I will swallow my pride and get it to the dealer. Thanks for trying
Expert:  Steve replied 7 years ago.

sounds like it's just stuck to the mat....try wiggling it back and forth.

there isn't much room in there and the parts book shows no clamp.

 

Steve

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