Introduction

This guide will show how to replace a dead or dying battery in a Honda Shadow Spirit motorbike. All tools should be included in the motorbike in the tool box.

NOTE: The directions in the guide refer to the view from the back of the motorbike.

Left = The side opposite the tail pipe

Right = The side with the tail pipe

Parts

Remove the plastic covering, located on the left side of the bike, by pulling the piece straight off the bike.
  • Remove the plastic covering, located on the left side of the bike, by pulling the piece straight off the bike.

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The tool box is located under the panel. Using the key to the motorbike, unlock the tool box. Remove the plastic bag inside holding the tools needed for basic maintenance for the motorbike.
  • The tool box is located under the panel.

  • Using the key to the motorbike, unlock the tool box.

  • Remove the plastic bag inside holding the tools needed for basic maintenance for the motorbike.

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Using the allen wrench, remove the screws on both sides of the bike seat. Using the allen wrench, remove the screws on both sides of the bike seat.
  • Using the allen wrench, remove the screws on both sides of the bike seat.

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Pull the rear of the seat upwards.
  • Pull the rear of the seat upwards.

  • Pull the seat backwards to remove it from the bike.

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Using the screwdriver, remove the screw holding the plastic cover.
  • Using the screwdriver, remove the screw holding the plastic cover.

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Pull the cover off the battery and remove the fuse box from the cover.
  • Pull the cover off the battery and remove the fuse box from the cover.

  • Place the fuse box over to the side right of the bike. Do not disconnect the wires.

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Using the screwdriver, remove the ground wire (negative (-) cable) from the battery.
  • Using the screwdriver, remove the ground wire (negative (-) cable) from the battery.

  • Place the wire over the left side of the bike.

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Also using the screwdriver, remove the positive (+) cable from the battery.
  • Also using the screwdriver, remove the positive (+) cable from the battery.

  • Place the wire over the right side of the bike.

  • Do not let the red(+) and black(-) wires touch

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Remove the battery from the bike by pulling upwards.
  • Remove the battery from the bike by pulling upwards.

This part of the removal is confusing. My battery seems to be attached to the plastic housing it is in - may even be bolted under the bottom - I can't tell. But it does not just lift out..

Denise - Reply

im having the same issue.

ejb06 -

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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