Front Seat (see Frame chapter)
Screw [A] and Battery Holder [B]
Slide the black and red cap out.
Disconnect the negative (–) cable [C] from the battery first
and then the positive (+) cable [D] from the battery.
Pull the battery out of the case.
Clean the battery using a solution of baking soda and wa-
ter. Be sure that the wire connections are clean.
Check that the vehicle-down sensor assy [A] is installed
The connector [B] faces back and down, the hook [C] is
fitted into the hole, and the screw [D] is tightened securely.
Do not install the sensor upside down.
The arrow of the sensor should face upward.
If the vehicle-down sensor assy is not installed correctly,
reinstall it (see Fuel System chapter).
Incorrect installation of the vehicle-down sensor
could cause sudden loss of engine power. The
rider could lose balance during certain riding situ-
ations, like leaning over in a turn, with the potential
for an accident resulting in injury or death. Ensure
that the down sensor bracket is held in place by
the screw as shown.
Face the (–) terminal forward [A] and put the battery into
the battery case.
Do not install the battery backwards.
Connect the cable terminal [C] to the (+) terminal first ,
and then the cable terminal [B] to the (–) terminal. Be
sure to connect the (–) connector [D].
Apply a light coat of grease on the terminals to prevent
Cover the black and red caps [E]. The (–) terminal of the
early models has no cap.
If each battery cable is not correctly disconnected
or connected, sparks can arise at electrical connec-
tions, causing damage to electrical and DFI parts.
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