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Initial Charge; Precautions - Kawasaki ZR-7S Service Manual

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14-22 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery
• Be certain that all the electrolyte has flowed Qut.
• Tap the bottom the same way as above if there is any
electrolyte left in the container.
• Now pull the container gently out of the battery.
• Let the battery sit for 20 minutes. During this time, the
electrolyte permeates the special separators and the gas
generated by chemical reaction is released.
• Fit the seal cap [A] tightly into the filler ports until the seal
cap is at the same level as the top of the battery.
NOTE
000
not
hammer. Press down evenly with both hands.
A
WARNING
Once you installed the seal cap after filling the bat·
tery, never remove it, nor add any water or elec-
trolyte.
'.OloOOU' C
Initial Charge
While a maintenance free battery can be used after only filling with electrolyte, a battery may not
be able to sufficientty move a starter motor to start an engine in the cases shown in the table below,
where an initial charge is required before use. However, if a battery shows a terminal voltage of 12.6
V or more, using a digital volt meter, after 10 minutes of filling, no initial charge is necessary.
NOTE
o
To measure battery terminal voltage, use
a
digital voltmeter which can be read one decimal place
voltage.
Condition requiring initial charge
At low temperature (lower than O°C)
Battery has been stored under high temperature and humidity.
Seal sheet has been removed, or broken· peeling, tear or hole.
Battery two or more years old from date of manufacture.
Battery manufacturing date is printed on battery top.
Example)
12
10
99
T1
Day
Month
Year
Mfg. location
Charging method
1.2 A x 2 - 3 hours
1.2 A x 15 - 20 hours
PrecautIOns
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 wilt 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 this chapter).
When a fast charge is inevitably required, do it following precisely the maximum charge current
and time conditions indicated on the battery.
CAUTION
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 caR
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:

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