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

  1. 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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  2. The tool box is located under the panel.
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    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 -

    Same here, just pulling up on the battery does nothing

    devanwetherby - Reply

Conclusion

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

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