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Battery access?

Well I will preface this by saying that sadly I am not the most gifted with a spanner!

Tried to get at the battery last night to wire my Oximiser. Got to the negative terminal in a flash (so to speak!) but can I remove the panel to get to the positive terminal - no. The handbook says remove the 2 quick fasteners and remove, but what is the trick here?
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Try this page.

http://www.micapeak.com/bike/FJR1300...ashpanels.html

Lots of patience required and don't force anything. They will come off, be careful of the paintwork, it tends to be soft and very easily scratched.
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Well I will preface this by saying that sadly I am not the most gifted with a spanner!

Tried to get at the battery last night to wire my Oximiser. Got to the negative terminal in a flash (so to speak!) but can I remove the panel to get to the positive terminal - no. The handbook says remove the 2 quick fasteners and remove, but what is the trick here?
To remove the second plastic shield you will find 2 Stainless bolts and 1 Quick fastener which is in the centre underneath the clocks.

Then a bit of jiggling to get it off.




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And when you are hauling on the spanner to undo the terminal, be very careful not to slip & let the other end of the spanner touch anything metal or it gets a bit more exciting - of course no one would be stupid enough to do that
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Thank you one and all - sounds perfectly simple so with renewed confidence I shall try again later.
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AND...When you remove the + / - terminals, there is a small rectangular piece of metal under the terminal that you screw into, take care these dont drop out of the battery and into the bodywork as they are a bastid' to find...especially when you dont even realise you've lost one, till you go to put battery back and dont know where it fell out...or so they tell me *cough*..
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AND...In case you havn't sussed it yet, you remove the quick fasteners by pressing the little bit in the middle in, then make sure the middle bit bit is pushed out to put back again, take care not to force these as they are not that strong and can break fairly easily...Have fun..
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AND...When you remove the + / - terminals, there is a small rectangular piece of metal under the terminal that you screw into
I find it helpful to slide a sliver of matchstick or piece of card under these to help offer them back up to the screw, they can be buggers to get back into, particulary if you already have a few extra's wired to the battery.
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The quick fastener under clocks on mine is the screw type not the push type.




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While we are on the subject, I think its a crazy idea hiding the battery away inside the fairing, especially a battery that causes so much bother. They might have at least fitted a flip lid in the panels to make it more accessible for charging Etc. God knows how many times I got up on a Sunday morning, got all the gear on, only to find the bike went 'click' when the button was pushed.
Gear off, panels off, jump start, panels on, a Royal pain in the ass. Sorted later with a battery tender, but a thoughtless design...just my tuppenceworth
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