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    Here's a little "helper" tip that I came up with while replacing my battery (2010 RT-SE5). Because the battery lays on its side in the bike and the 2 terminal nuts are of the slide-in type (under the open-ended square terminal "bridges"), I set the nuts in place while the battery was on the work bench - and then cut two 3/4 inch square pieces of spare foam rubber, soaked them just a little with oil, and then squeezed the foam rubber pieces in under the nuts in order to push them up and secure them in-place while manipulating the battery back into it's holder. It works wonders. The foam rubber acts like a spring to hold the nuts up where they need to be, and the oil keeps the foam rubber from drying out and prevents corrosion from forming in that square cavity. Makes the job much easier.

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    Great idea!!!!!

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    We use a bit of vacuum line under the nut. Same idea. Thanks for sharing this tip.
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    Use foam ear plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeless View Post
    Great idea!!!!!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptjam View Post
    We use a bit of vacuum line under the nut. Same idea. Thanks for sharing this tip.
    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobodyjj View Post
    Use foam ear plugs.
    Nice! Saves the time and effort of cutting the material. Cool idea.

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    I just did the ear plug trick today while replacing my battery. It worked perfectly, thanks !

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