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How do i get to the battery? i know its in front of the rear tire at the bottom of the bike, i need to jump it.

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The battery on this bike is actually under the saddle. You will need to remove the rear seat, which is held in with a 6mm allen head screw. Once you remove the rear seat (if so equipped) you will see an odd looking bolt holding down the saddle. It has a cylindrical head over and the actual bolt head under that. Remove the saddle by lifiting up and back. You will see the battery right there.

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