How to charge a Motorcycle Battery

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Charging Your Motorcycle Battery

One of the most annoying situations is when you’re looking forward to a thrilling ride out, you have your leather jacket and helmet on, only to find your motorcycle won’t start due to a flat or discharged battery. Perhaps it wasn’t used for some time or your battery is getting older, either way, there a number of reasons why you have to charge your Motorcycle battery.

How Often Should You Charge a Motorcycle Battery?  

Keeping your motorcycle battery charged will come down to how often you use it. For those who ride daily or on a weekly basis, your motorcycles battery should remain charged, but it would still be prudent to charge the battery once a year.

For those riders who don’t get out very often or store your motorcycle for long periods, then you’ll want to charge your battery every six to eight weeks this will ensure the next time you want to get out on the open road your battery is in prime condition.

What Type Of Battery Charger Do You Need?

Before charging your motorcycle battery, it’s important to make sure you have the correct type of Motorcycle Battery charger. Here we have a few important factors to consider.

Battery Removal

Every manufacturer strongly recommends removing the battery from the motorcycle when you want to charge the battery. Although it may seem inconvenient to remove the battery from the motorcycle, it is far safer to do so. If you want to remove the battery from your motorcycle, the first thing we strongly advise is you carefully read your owners manual. This will let you know the tools that you’ll need and the correct process they recommend as this may vary from model to model.

Battery Charging

Now you’ve determined which type of battery charger required, it’s time to look at charging your motorcycle battery and here’s a step-by-step guide.

Locating the Battery: Most motorcycle batteries are located under the seat or just behind the seat, however you can also find batteries located just under the side fairing on some motorcycles. If you are unsure, consult your owner’s manual.   

Charging the Battery

Disconnecting Your Battery Charger

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