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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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I never actually thought about doing a video on changing a motorcycle battery but a few people have asked me so I did one today.

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I never actually thought about doing a video on changing a motorcycle battery but a few people have asked me so I did one today.

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Let me know what you think.
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I think it's great, just like all your other videos: clear and concise, and well-edited.

(Me, I tape over the negative terminal or, more often, the connectors that went to it, after I remove them. But you mentioned doing that in the video, so I don't have any negative comments. I guess I'm just saying that you have nerves of steel, and I don't.)

Oh, one other note: I'm pretty sure that the YUASA that came with my 2012 didn't have open terminals like your 2014. Ya know, with the nuts underneath. That was one of my pet peeves, because I think that you can't get a bolt to stay as tight when it's held by the blob of lead, with no nut underneath. Maybe Vic or YUASA changed the style of battery in the years between 2012 and 2014.

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Another A+++ video Paul. I changed my battery out for the first time back in the early spring and the one thing I can add is to take your time and don't hit the battery against your fender! I was trying to install my new battery and accidentally scraped the negative terminal against the side of my fender leaving a nice little scar.

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Great Video. It will save me a lot of time and not so nice language when the time comes to change mine..

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Another great video Paul, thank you. I changed my battery last year about this time. I didn't use the putty knife but in hindsight it would have been easier to do so.

I have a question about the red scissor jack. Do you use that just to stabilize the bike in an upright position like for this video? Or do you also use it to lift the front or the back of the bike?

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I have a question about the red scissor jack. Do you use that just to stabilize the bike in an upright position like for this video? Or do you also use it to lift the front or the back of the bike?
Yes, depending on what I am doing will depend on what jack and where I put it.
To keep the bike upright I will use the scissor jack under the motor.
If I'm working on the front wheel then the scissor jack will go under the metal covers on both sides of the chin fairing.
If I want to lift the entire bike off the ground then the hydraulic jack is used under the motor because it has a bigger footprint for stability.
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Always a pleasure to watch. Well done!

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