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Changing Battery - What should I know??

Well,

I just picked up my new Odyssey PC680 and am ready to change over. I did a rather quick search on the forums to find the HOW or other comments w.r.t changing batteries, but did not find anything that deals with this.

Is there anything that I NEED to know and keep in mind before/after I do this? Any specific tips on how to tackle this? Or is it just a walk in the park?

I'd appreciate all thoughts and comments. And yes, if someone can provide a link to a previous write up, I'll appreciate that too!!!

BTW, the bike is a 1999 LT

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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 27th, 2006, 11:45 am
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The steps...

Pretty simple really...

#1 - Using tie wraps or tape gather ALL the wires and leads coming into each terminal. Separately of course. This is to prevent one or more from becoming lost.

#2 - Remove the NEGATIVE side first. Then the positive side.

#3 - Remove the battery hold downs and lift out the old battery.

#4 - Lower in the new battery and secure.

#5 - Attach POSITIVE side first. Then the negative side.

NOTE: You will get a bit of a spark jump as the negative side is attached - Be prepared.

#6 - Resent the Throttle sensor. Turn the key to the 'ON' position. NOT the 'Start' position. Open the throttle slowly, all the way, and close it... twice.

#7 - Turn key to 'START' position, hit starter and RIDE!

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Pretty simple really...

#1 - Using tie wraps or tape gather ALL the wires and leads coming into each terminal. Separately of course. This is to prevent one or more from becoming lost.

#2 - Remove the NEGATIVE side first. Then the positive side.

#3 - Remove the battery hold downs and lift out the old battery.

#4 - Lower in the new battery and secure.

#5 - Attach POSITIVE side first. Then the negative side.

NOTE: You will get a bit of a spark jump as the negative side is attached - Be prepared.

#6 - Resent the Throttle sensor. Turn the key to the 'ON' position. NOT the 'Start' position. Open the throttle slowly, all the way, and close it... twice.

#7 - Turn key to 'START' position, hit starter and RIDE!

Thanks for that step-by-step guide!!! I'd have been lost while taking a "walk in the park" if I had not seen #6

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BTW, I read somewhere that additional "posts" are required to fit the PC680 on the LT. Is this true? Or can I just swap out the wires and drop the battery in place?

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BTW, I read somewhere that additional "posts" are required to fit the PC680 on the LT. Is this true? Or can I just swap out the wires and drop the battery in place?
On www.ascycles.com they show an adapter bracket the bracket "makes a better fit for the Odyssey battery on your BMW Motorcycle. You might want to check it out. Their price is $7.95.

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