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I Have Honda Shadow 400s. My battery is dead adn I want to replace it but cant locate it. i removed the side covers and its not their. I assume its under the sit but after I remove all screws sit still dont come off. so to summerize my 2 question are: 1. Where is the battery and how do I change it? 2. How do I remove the sit if needed? Appreciate the help. Tnx Shay

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To your concern:

  • Where is the battery and how do I change it?
Under the seat inside the battery box. In some versions, there are 3 Phillips screws that hold the cover. Pls note the location of the +/- battery terminals. Not all batteries have the same location/position of the terminals. If the battery has not been replaced for some time, dipping the battery terminal connector in very hot water would remove corrosion.
  • How do I remove the sit if needed?
If I remember right, just 2 Allen screws (left & right) between the seat and pillion (rear/passenger seat). I have seen version where there is a third screw at the back of the pillion. Once all screws are removed, lift the rear seat slightly and pull back (towards the rear of the bike). The front/driver seat also would require a slight lift and pull back.

Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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