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Old 16th January 2011
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Default My battery cover fix (works great!)

Hi guys. For too long I felt the embarrassment of pulling up to a light and realizing my battery cover was hanging open...once again. I got used to riding with my left hand cause my right was constantly reaching back to try and slap the cover back into place. ugh.. So anyways, I had this idea to keep the cover securely closed while still being able to access it when needed (since harley couldn't figure out a way). All you need is some velcro straps, hook & loop whatever you wanna call it. And some super glue. I got some velcro in the hardware section at wal-mart. I just took off my seat to get to the frame and stuck two velcro pieces on the frame. Then put two pieces on the inside top of my battery cover with a little super glue. They're sticky already but I wanted to make sure they weren't coming off. You close the battery cover and stick the velcro straps onto the ones on your frame. That's it! Works just dandy
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Not a bad idea. Just too bad you dont know your left from your right hand....
Or you got a really long right arm to be able to hold that cover as its on the left side of the bike...
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thats what i was thinking
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I use a zip tie.
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Here we go agian. I like overkill.

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holy crap! yours isn't going anywhere! hahaha
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Not a bad idea. Just too bad you dont know your left from your right hand....
Or you got a really long right arm to be able to hold that cover as its on the left side of the bike...
oh yea....oops. well you know what i meant!
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Even simpler I drilled a small hole for a 2/56 screw down through the plastic clip and through the slot in the cover 10 cents worth of screws from the hardware store and that cover will never fall off again and it closes the clips firmly also got the ideaoff another Harley forum
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Mine is bolted on with 15x 1/2 inch bolts , oh yeah they are from a fighter jet canopy and have explosive charges in them which is wired to my horn button incase i need to access my battery really quickly.
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I don't think I have a picture of it, but I installed a switch on the side cover so I was able to turn off the lights when starting the engine. The cable between the switch and the module kept the sidecover in place too
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