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Do you have to take off the seat to get to the battery ?

If you do have to take off the seat. how do you take it off ?

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Hi, It opens with your key on the right side as looking from the front of the bike. Keep the key turned and pull straight up on the back of the seat. There is a tab on the front right behind the tank, so when you are putting it back make sure that tab goes into the slot first. Wow, when you get the seat off you will also find your emergency tool bag! Good Luck!

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