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Old 08-01-2011, 02:37 PM
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Battery cover clips: Photos added on 2nd page.

I've just spent 14 including postage on a new front battery cover clip for my 2006 Sportster. In future would I be better off just using tie wraps to secure both the front and rear clip holes at the top of the battery cover?

Pros and cons please..

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:49 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

What I used was some velcro tape. Cut off a bit about 2-3 inches long and wrap around the frame and through the cover hole. Will keep the cover in place but still allow easy on-off.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:53 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

Nice idea - I'll look into velcro if I have any more clip problems. The thought of using velcro scares me a bit though in case it comes undone but then again so do the stock Harley clips, I guess you have tried and tested it so no worries.

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Old 08-01-2011, 03:44 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

Its tie wraps on mine. I usually carry a multi tool anyway, and you can tape a couple of spare tiewraps under the seat in case you need 'em if you like .
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:54 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

Cheers Liam - one way or another I cannot see me paying 14 per clip again only for them to spoil in time.


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Old 08-01-2011, 05:07 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

If its what im thinking of, I drilled the clip in line with the battery cover slot, and shoved a cable tie down through the cover/clip hole, not fastening just hanging in there, worked at treat
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:19 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

I find the back one is OK and stays in place. I use a wide re-usable cable tie for the front with the clip totally removed. No need to drill as the hole in the cover is plenty wide enough. Re-usable cable tie means I can get at it if needs be when out and about.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:08 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

i use a leather boot lace
you can untie it and retie easily with the knot under the seat.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:01 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

Mine used to fall down all the time. I drilled a small hole in the top of the cover (the seat hides it) and used zip ties. I have about 10 of them zip tied under the seat just in case. They are thin ones that keep the cover in place but can be broken with a sharp tug on the cover. How many times do you have the cover off anyway? I recon I've needed it off about 3 or 4 times in 10,000 miles.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:09 PM
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Re: Battery cover clips

Although they are ridiculessly expensive (i think i paid 9 for one clip) I have found that the new re-designed clips do actually work. I only bought it because i was selling the bike though - a cable tie did the job fine up until then. My new sporty has got the new design clips and they seem to be OK.
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