I was so excited to get home from work a couple Friday's ago that I left my bike on after using the kill switch to stop it. I tried bump starting it a couple times, but no luck and then I remembered this thread. I left my poor monster in a dead state for a week because this thread made me think it was going to be a royal pain in the ass to get to the battery. While it's not as easy to get to as my VFR or GSXR, it's definitely not as bad as some people have made it out to be.
It took me about 15 minutes to get it out and 10 to put it back in. I think the worst part of the entire thing was slicing the shit out of my hands on the plastic cover that goes over the forward grounding bolt. So, to anyone that sees this thread in the future and thinks it might be over their amateur wrenching head, it's pretty easy to do (especially using that Shorai install video).
And to think I almost just trailered my bike to the dealership to get the battery charged while I took care of my oil change service interval.
Sometimes you have to just let the arrow fly...