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Bolt size holding battery on? There is a bolt holding the battery in place and I need the size to replace the battery? Any help please

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The battery hold down bolt is 13mm the battery terminal end bolts are 5/16"

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Removal/Installation of Battery Cables 81929864

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3. Remove the top of the air cleaner box (4 clips on the corners).
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5. Remove the three bolts (2 - 12mm, 1 - 10mm) that hold the bottom of the air cleaner box to the inner fender and remove the box.
6. Disconnect the two rubber hoses on the top of the air canister (one large, one small).
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9. Remove the air canister/fuel filter bracket by removing the four bolts that hold it in place (10mm).
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11. Loosen the top starter bolt (14mm).
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