Download Harley Davidson Sportster Chopped Fender Installation Manual – Preparation 1. Position the vehicle on a motorcycle lift under the frame so the vehicle is upright and level. To prevent accidental vehicle start-up, which could cause death or serious injury, disconnect battery cables (negative (-) cable first) before proceeding. (00307a) Disconnect negative (-) battery cable first. If positive (+) cable should contact ground with negative (-) cable connected, the resulting sparks can cause a battery explosion, which could result in death or serious injury. (00049a) 2. Refer to the service manual and follow the instructions given to remove the seat and disconnect the battery cables, negative (-) cable first. Retain all seat mounting hardware. 3. Remove the battery from the vehicle per the instructions in the service manual. 4. Raise the rear of the vehicle to relieve the load on the shock absorbers. 5. Follow the service manual instructions to remove only the bottom end shock absorber fasteners on each side of the vehicle. Save the fasteners for later assembly. 6. Raise the rear of the vehicle further to allow access to the underside of the rear fender. 7. Remove the license plate from the vehicle (if installed). Retain the plate and attaching hardware. Rear Fender Removal NOTE Note the location and orientation of rear fender mounting hardware, and save for later assembly.