How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery

How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery – Many motorcyclists are drawn to the use of gel cell batteries to power their machines, largely because of their maintenance-free nature. However, these gel batteries are used very rarely with a motorcycle-based application. What motorcyclists refer to as gel batteries are actually AGM batteries (absorbed glass mat), which work with the same principle of suspended lead-acid electrolyte in a permanently sealed container. And unlike an actual gel cell battery, which requires special care to charge, charging an AGM battery is a simple and uncomplicated task.

How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery

How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery

 

How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery

Things You’ll Need

  • Allen
  • Phillips
  • Automatic battery charger

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  1. Unbolt the motorcycle seat by using an Allen wrench, or remove the side cover from the bike frame to access the battery.
  2. Loosen the black negative pole cable from the battery using a Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew the red positive pole cable from the battery using a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the battery from the motorcycle.
  3. Connect the battery with an automatic battery charger. Put a red clip of the charger on the positive pole of the battery, and place the black clip on the negative pole.
  4. Turn on the battery charger to begin the charging process.
  5. Remove the battery after the charger indicates that it is fully charged. Disconnect the battery charger. Remove the black clip from the battery, followed by the red clip.
  6. Reinstall the battery in the motorcycle following the reverse method of removal.

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