After charging is completed, press down firmly with both
hands to seat the strip of caps [A] into the battery (don't
pound or hammer). When properly installed, the strip of
the caps will be level with the top of the battery.
Once the strip of the caps [A] is installed onto the
battery, never remove the caps, nor add water or
electrolyte to the battery.
To ensure maximum battery life and customer satisfac-
tion, it is recommended the battery be load tested at
three times its amp-hour rating for 15 seconds.
Re-check voltage and if less than 12.6 volts repeat the
charging cycle and load test. If still below 12.6 volts the
battery is defective.
1) No need of topping-up
No topping-up is necessary in this battery until it ends its life under normal use. Forcibly prying off the
seal cap to add water is very dangerous. Never do that.
2) Refreshing charge
If an engine will not start, a horn sounds weak, or lamps are dim, it indicates the battery has been
discharged. Give refresh charge for 5 to 10 hours with charge current shown in the specification
(see Refreshing Charge).
When a fast charge is inevitably required, do it following precisely the maximum charge current
and time conditions indicated on the battery.
This battery is designed to sustain no unusual deterioration if refresh-charged according
to the method specified above. However, the battery's performance may be reduced no-
ticeably if charged under conditions other than given above. Never remove the seal cap
during refresh charge.
If by chance an excessive amount of gas is generated due to overcharging, the relief valve
releases the gas to keep the battery normal.
3) When you do not use the motorcycle for months:
Give a refresh charge before you store the motorcycle and store it with the negative cable re-
moved. Give a refresh charge once a month during storage.
4) Battery life:
If the battery will not start the engine even after several refresh charges, the battery has ex-
ceeded its useful life. Replace it (Provided, however, the vehicle's starting system has no prob-
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