Install the battery case cover [A].
Run each harness [B] under the battery case cover, and
do not run them over the frame pipe [C].
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Make sure that the model name [A] of the electrolyte con-
tainer matches the model name [B] of the battery. These
names must be the same.
Battery Model Name for VN1700A/B: FTZ16-BS
Be sure to use the electrolyte container with the
same model name as the battery since the elec-
trolyte volume and specific gravity vary with the
battery type. This is to prevent overfilling of the
electrolyte, shorting the battery life, and deteriora-
tion of the battery performance.
Do not remove the aluminum sealing sheet [A] from
the filler ports [B] until just prior to use. Be sure to
use the dedicated electrolyte container for correct
Place the battery on a level surface.
Check to see that the sealing sheet has no peeling, tears,
or holes in it.
Remove the sealing sheet.
The battery is vacuum sealed. If the sealing sheet has
leaked air into the battery, it may require a longer initial
Remove the electrolyte container from the vinyl bag.
Detach the strip of caps [A] from the container and set
aside, these will be used later to seal the battery.
Do not pierce or otherwise open the sealed cells [B] of
the electrolyte container. Do not attempt to separate
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