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Greeting ... I have a 833 sporter xl 2005, how can I remove the battery to send to check it

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To get your battery out, first remove the seat. Usually, remove the bolt at the rear of the seat, lift the rear end upwards and pull backwards. Once the seat it off, there is a chrome strap across the top of the battery cover. On the right hand side, there is a nut on the end of the strap. Loosen this nut until the strap will come off the battery. Remove the negative side battery cable first but accessing the bolt from the right side of the bike. Then, remove the positive side. Take it to an automotive parts house and have them check the battery for you.

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Your battery can be tested in situe whith either abattery analiser or a multi meter these tests can be crried out by any competent mechanic or auto electrician

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