Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Sportster Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Sportster Models 883, 883 Custom, 1200 Custom, 883L, 1200L, 1200S, 1200 Roadster, XR1200, and the Nightster.
Sponsored by: Rush Racing Products

View Poll Results: A poll
Yes 24 38.71%
No 15 24.19%
I use black wire raps now. 21 33.87%
Mine fell of and I dont have one any longer. 2 3.23%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-23-2006, 11:34 AM
sumncguy sumncguy is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hurdle Mills NC
Posts: 658
Default Battery Cover Clips 06 Sportster



So far mine has been in to get the clip put back on. The first ride after the service, I dropped the battery cover on the road and had to turn around an go pick it up. Luckily minor scratches. The clip is not covered because its considered a wear and tear item. The only reason mine was opened up was the clips failed.

The bike is new and I just got the Harley survey and want to know how many people are experiencing this issue and if they are isolated incidents.

So, the question is - Does/do your Sportys battery cover clips suck ?

__________________
Shhhhh dont tell anybody
2007 Yamaha V Star 1300 Touring GONE
2008 Honda VTX 1800 New out of the crate ... what an animal !!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-23-2006, 11:55 AM
jshall755 jshall755 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 93
Default RE: Battery Cover Clips 06 Sportster

Mine are fine so far... I've only had the cover off once. If you can, you may want to edit your question in the poll to reflect your question in your post. My first thought was: yes, I still have battery clips. Instead, after reading your post, I voted mine don't suck... yet (or they do and I don't know it).
__________________
http://www.jshall.org/personal/sportster.jpg
2005 Sportster 883 Custom

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-23-2006, 12:35 PM
eggroll eggroll is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 788
Default RE: Battery Cover Clips 06 Sportster

If pulling the cover off only once leaves the clips in a questionable state of re-use, then the answer can only be "yes, they suck." Using an unreliable clip to fasten a necessary part seems counterintuitive. [sm=confused06.gif]
__________________
"The large print giveth and the small print taketh away..."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-23-2006, 01:10 PM
SportyPig's Avatar
SportyPig SportyPig is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 6,431
Default RE: Battery Cover Clips 06 Sportster

"Wear & Tear" my a$$. I've had 3 different clips replaced, no charge. I think the newest version works. Haven't had a problem with the last one. I'm not sure, but I'd say it's been on for at least 3,000 miles.
__________________
My 2 Hot Red Bitches, they spend a lot of time between my legs.

06 883L Converted to 1250 - Taxes Paid
08 Ultra Classic - Traded (burned my leg too much)
13 Ultra Classic - Bone Stock
Patriot Guard Rider - TN State Captain
Dragon Slayer
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-23-2006, 04:17 PM
ronn39's Avatar
ronn39 ronn39 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Leesburg, Florida
Posts: 980
Default RE: Battery Cover Clips 06 Sportster

I've had the battery side of my '04 on and off quite a number of times (I tinker), and no problem -- yet.
__________________
04 XL1200C (Still fun to ride)
02 Road King (Gone but not forgotten)
11 Road Glide Ultra
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-02-2010, 09:57 PM
vabikersteve vabikersteve is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3
Default Sportster battery cover clips

I came back from Rolling Thunder with the battery cover gone from my 04 883xl custom. A month ago, I replaced the worn clips with new ones from H-D and all seemed well.

Now I'm looking for a reasonably priced replacement cover.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-03-2010, 01:57 AM
Steeler's Avatar
Steeler Steeler is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 743
Default Howzit

I had mine come loose after i collected it from a service,i held it in place with my left foot untill i could pull off,it helped i was ridding mid controlls,I actually felt it unclip ....back home i drilled a small hole in the top side and cable tie it to the frame.H
__________________

Home made Drag bars,headlight lift and Custom coilcover,mirrors flipped,horn relocated.
It's better to want what you have,than to have what you want.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-03-2010, 05:12 AM
Thumper26's Avatar
Thumper26 Thumper26 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: A barrier island in NJ
Posts: 2,892
Default

Mine fell off and I never knew it. Picked up a new one and "zipped" it on. All is good.
__________________
Thumper26

1977 XLCH
2005 XL1200R

"No matter where you're going, no matter how long you've been on the road - if you're on a Sportster, you get there TOO soon!"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-03-2010, 12:47 PM
badger1984's Avatar
badger1984 badger1984 is offline
Prospect
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 276
Default

There is a new part from the MOCO and I installed it when my cover fell off the week after my 1200 upgrade was done. I went in and talked with the service manager and he was really cool and GAVE me a replacement cover at no charge...but I had to buy the $10 cover clip. I have had it on for over 3500 miles since and it works great.
__________________
2006 883R / 1200 SE kit.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-03-2010, 01:55 PM
Thumper26's Avatar
Thumper26 Thumper26 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: A barrier island in NJ
Posts: 2,892
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by badger1984 View Post
There is a new part from the MOCO ... I have had it on for over 3500 miles since and it works great.
Got a part #?
__________________
Thumper26

1977 XLCH
2005 XL1200R

"No matter where you're going, no matter how long you've been on the road - if you're on a Sportster, you get there TOO soon!"
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 01:55 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P/N for battery cover mounting clip lewk Sportster Models 10 09-07-2013 09:36 PM
My solution to the Battery cover problem schumacher Sportster Models 43 08-24-2013 03:09 PM
Side cover falls off tennman0258 Sportster Models 25 03-30-2013 10:26 AM
Retaining clip for pin for clutch lever Tedjay Touring Models 3 10-07-2012 10:22 PM
What is this wire by the battery? J.R. White Sportster Models 15 09-07-2012 05:58 PM


Tags
08, 2005, 2006, batery, battery, clip, clips, cover, davidson, ebay, harley, installation, mounting, replacement, side, sportster


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:36 AM.


Internet Brands, Inc.