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I've removed the battery cover and cables from the battery posts, but I cannot get the battery out of the battery box. Is there some kind of "trick" to getting it out? Are there additional bolts that are holding it in that the manual doesn't specify?

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  • troy_forston Feb 05, 2010

    Screw clips on the bottom of the battery box??? How do I get those off?

  • troy_forston Feb 05, 2010

    Screw clips on the bottom of the battery box??? How do I get those off?

  • Otto Farago May 09, 2013

    No screw clips. At least not on my 05/2004 Shadow Spirit VT750. There is a rubber foam pad attached inside to the back wall of the battery box. That spongy foam is what \'s keeping the battery tight and snug at all times. Chances are after a few years of sitting there together they side wall of the battery and the foam pad is quite thoroughly stuck together creating such bond that you would swear that there has to be some screw or something holding it hidden somewhere. There is an approx. 1"x2" oval opening at the smack middle of the bottom of the battery box. I used a deep socket on a breaker bar and stuck the handle of another tool under it to create a lever. right underneat the hole there is a small flat surface of the chassis to place all this. It\'s quite hard but doable. It tok me quite a force to break the years worth of bond between the battery and the foam pad. In retrospect if you manage to stick some very thin but rounded edge metal tool like a spackling knife or burger flipper between the foam pad and the battery wall that should break the bond between the too and make the battery slide out somwhat easier. I only used brute force though and it worked.

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There are screw clips on the bottom of the case that grip the side flange of the battery. Usually one at each end.

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