Ditto, if you can out pants on in the morning, you can do this!1Adam12 said:It's pretty simple to replace. Get your owners manual out for details, usually either under the seat or behind the side panel.
Get yourself a battery - your choice - I prefer Yuasa make sure it matches stock size.
Remove the battery - be careful if you see white stuff caked on around the terminals - acid. If you had white stuff, get a water and baking soda soloution and toothbrush them clean - I shouldn't have to say this, but I will. Don't use the toothbrush again for brushing teeth.
With the battery removed and the terminals cleaned - connect the new one checking to make sure positive is with positive and negative with negative terminal to post.
Resecure the battery and fire her up
Make sure to disconnect the ground 1st, then the hot. Reconnect in reverse order. Hot 1st, then ground.1Adam12 said:It's pretty simple to replace. Get your owners manual out for details, usually either under the seat or behind the side panel.
Who knows. Is it the same size? Does it have the same electrical ratings. Cold crankamps, etc.Mr. Pat said:I just grabbed a motorcycle battery from wallyworld, will it fit? It looks kinda big by looking at it. Thanks.
When I was growing up, I always used to wonder why people said that. It seemed to me that if you break or make a circuit, it doesn't really matter whether it's on the positive side or the negative side. Then one day I was working on an old VW van and figured out why. The battery was tucked into a pocket in the right corner of the vehicle. It was a kind of tight in there. As I was disconnecting the positive first, my wrench almost touched the inside of the fender, which would have made quite a short. If I had then let go, it would have been a sustained dead short, and that would not have been pretty. Fortunately, I realized what could happen right before I did it, and decided to disconnect the negative first instead. That way if the other end of my wrench bumps something, it's no big deal. I learned my lesson without even getting hurt.ipscshooter said:Make sure to disconnect the ground 1st, then the hot. Reconnect in reverse order. Hot 1st, then ground.