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How do I remove and replace battery on 04 1200 sportster custom?

And will the one I buy from dealer already be charged and ready to go?

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All you need to do is remove the battery side compartment - pull from the top, and there is a hinge on the bottom. Then unscrew the negative connector -first. Then the positive. Remove the screws for the holder and its done. The new battery will have a moderate charge. You should buy a battery tender and use it to charge it. Also a battery tender will help keep the battery ready to go when you are.

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