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Diane Reynolds

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Cannot get my battery back in
« on: June 29, 2021, 12:13:09 PM »
For the first time in 4000 miles, I removed the battery due to traveling in extreme heat with the bike in the hatchback of the car.  Took it in at night to motel.  Arrived at destination and cannot for the life of me, figure out how to "slide" it back in.  Can anyone help me?  It seems to get stuck on little plastic tabs on the way down.

Tony

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Re: Cannot get my battery back in
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 02:49:24 PM »
Are you sure the battery locking pin isnít sticking out ? Dose it is slide most of the way down ?

JimInPT

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Re: Cannot get my battery back in
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2021, 01:21:57 PM »
For the first time in 4000 miles, I removed the battery due to traveling in extreme heat with the bike in the hatchback of the car.  Took it in at night to motel.  Arrived at destination and cannot for the life of me, figure out how to "slide" it back in.  Can anyone help me?  It seems to get stuck on little plastic tabs on the way down.

That's smart to pull it inside to room temp if it's very hot outside.  I think Tony has the best idea for the first thing to check - if that pin is sticking out on the back, it means you put the key back into the "locked" position before removing it from the battery.   Set the lock to "unlocked" at the very end of the travel and that'll fix it.

If that's not it, let us know which model bike you have, since the batteries are mounted differently.

MurderNote

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Re: Cannot get my battery back in
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 12:07:28 PM »
If itís not the pin, was it hard to get out?

Sometimes when something isnít removed for a long time it gets a build up of dirt and dust (think car parts) and it will only align a certain way after being removed.

If itís not the pin, take a dry, dead tooth brush and brush the slides and the pieces that go into the slides. Even if you canít see a build up. If that works, consider applying some dry graphite to the slides to prevent it from happening in the future.


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