Tom's Honda Shadow VLX Battery Replacement
The VLX battery is a little tricky to get to. I think with some care, most people with a little mechanical ability can handle changing the VLX battery. You only need a 10mm wrench and a screwdriver or two, and some patience.
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Remember, remove the negative wire first, and put the negative on last. Negative is black, and there is a - sign on the battery.
You'll have to remove both side covers, and on the right side, you have to remove two bolts that hold the fuse block/battery cover in place. The battery comes out from the right. You must remove on battery terminal connector on each side. The most difficult side is left, which we see in this photo with the side cover off, and the tool kit removed.