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I ride an 08 Roadster, and I've had my battery cover pop off this spring when I hit a large pot hole. I replaced the front clip and when re-installing the cover noticed a more pronounced "snap" into place than I had with the cover and the original clip. No troubles since....
I have had 2 that used to "snap". The first one I lost as it fell victim to the other problem with these clips (popping out of the frame). Over the winter I have opened, closed, removed, reinstalled, etc. my battery cover probably a million times while rebuilding the bike....I think that is why it became so bad recently. If you open and close your cover often (as I do for the battery tender - no room to permanently hook wires up so just a plug sticks out) then I think you will run into this problem. Unless you have the newer clips that VW is talking about.
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ever wander why harley has so many problems ? i really hate buying a new bike and having to fix it, i dont mind tearing it apart to modify it, but when the factory makes junk it makes me second guess my purchase. battery door, dead batteries, belt guard installed wrong at factory, wiring easily torn out by tire (nightster) kickstand issues, crappsy suspension. but after all thats fixed i love it, just hate fixing a 10k bike.
Don't forget the fuse box, relay corrosion problem. They don't have a permanent fix for it yet.
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My cover does this too, my cousin works at a HD dealership, I'll see if he can get the part number for the new clips too
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I tossed those plastic clips and use zip ties. If I need it open I just clip the ties, and I always carry extra.
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I also wanted to keep away from having to replace the tie strap every time I open the battery cover (which occurs often with the battery tender).
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My battery tender came with a wiring harness which attached to the positive battery terminal and ground post. The other end is a plug which I let hangout of the battery cover a little. That way I do not have to remove the cover every night to hook it up.
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My battery tender came with a wiring harness which attached to the positive battery terminal and ground post. The other end is a plug which I let hangout of the battery cover a little. That way I do not have to remove the cover every night to hook it up.
Recon, mine is similiar and before this year I had the pigtail hooked up. But things have changed under my battery cover over the winter:




I am sure I could get it to fit in there....but after just completing the rewiring of my bike I want as much access as possible right now in case something comes up.
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I read on another forum somewhere that there are some "upgraded" side cover clips that can be supplied by the dealer under warranty.

Still, I like your idea Kramer.
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I read on another forum somewhere that there are some "upgraded" side cover clips that can be supplied by the dealer under warranty.

Still, I like your idea Kramer.
Thanks XL, yeah a couple in this thread have referred to the new clip design....hopefully someone can post some pics. I am interested in what the redesign is.
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