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Battery connections loose

I just got a new 07 S83 and the dealer left the negative battery cable loose. It started cutting out just after I topped off the tank and I asumed that I had gotten water in my gas. I added heet and drove it in spite of its objections, but realised after it would not start that it was electrical instead of fuel related. That battery connection is in a terrible place and could see how they left it loose. That does not excuse them though. I am wondering how I will tighten it up when the battery needs to be replaced and the warrenty is out. Has anybody had this problem. Do you know an easy fix?

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I don\´t think they left it loose. I had the same problem with my 2005 after I bought it new. Only it was the positive terminal that came loose. I tightened it as tight as I could with a screw driver and after a bit of riding it came loose again. After quite a few instances, I finally put lock washers on both screws and used a six pointsocket to tighten them. Battery is pretty easy to get out. Drops out the bottom of the box after you take a couple of screws out. I left the cover off after I had to get into it a few times. I thought it was a pretty stupid place for a battery though.

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