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    How do you install the battery strap?

    I'm a total noob with this and I feel a little silly asking this question but I want to secure the battery and I can't figure out the proper way to thread the two straps through the stock latch so that the battery is secure.

    Does anyone have a set of pictures or video showing the procedure?

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    No apology necessary - the battery strap routing isn't obvious.

    One place to see the details is HERE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    No apology necessary - the battery strap routing isn't obvious.

    One place to see the details is HERE.
    Cool thanks. Dang, it looks like I'm missing the hook part. Anyone know where I can get that piece? Maybe I'll recruite a metal working friend to create that piece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeygg View Post
    Cool thanks. Dang, it looks like I'm missing the hook part. Anyone know where I can get that piece? Maybe I'll recruite a metal working friend to create that piece...
    Hi there,

    I had the exact same problem. I posted a want ad and a fellow member came through. It is NLA so you have to get a used one if you want the original. Here is what it looks like if you want your friend to make one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    No apology necessary - the battery strap routing isn't obvious.

    One place to see the details is HERE.
    Rich, can you post this information again? The link does not work anymore.
    Dana

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    I never had the OE battery strap, so I made my own easy solution:

    I took a regular M16 sling (an extra surplus issue type) which is just a piece of webbing with two strap adjuster sliders. I looped the webbing through the slider, the rear mount, and back into the slider to lock it in place. Then the same for the front. If I need to remove the battery I just loosen the forward strap adjuster slider and create enough slack to pull the webbing aside and access the battery.

    I had an extra sling on hand so my cost was zero, but its just 1? webbing and two sliders which are not expensive at all (<$10 on ebay).
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    Thank you. After an almost 10 year service life, my Interstate battery died, so I needed a reminder on how to attach the original battery strap. I tucked the extra strap around the clamp.



    This time I chose an AGM battery. As a bonus, it was gray and black.
    Dana

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    In case anyone is curious, I bought the DPI battery strap kit. My old strap was so destroyed from battery acid/fumes that it was not repairable, plus I was missing one of the ends.

    DPI kit is great - it has a spring-loaded latch on it, beefy straps, and heavy duty stainless mounts that go into the body. Supplies with stainless hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    Thank you. After an almost 10 year service life, my Interstate battery died, so I needed a reminder on how to attach the original battery strap. I tucked the extra strap around the clamp.
    This time I chose an AGM battery. As a bonus, it was gray and black.
    What AGM manufacture and model did you choose? I also have an old Interstate battery that's still working at 7 years but thinking about AGM.
    Ron

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