16-26 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Turn the ignition switch off.
Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the
Disconnect the negative (–) cable [A].
Slide the red cap [B].
Disconnect the positive (+) cable [C].
Be sure to disconnect the negative (–) cable first.
Remove the band [D] and the battery.
Visually inspect the surface of the battery container.
If any signs of cracking or electrolyte leakage from the
sides of the battery.
Put the battery into the battery case.
Install the band [A].
Connect the positive (+) cable [B] (red cap) to the positive
(+) terminal first, and then the negative (–) cable [C] to the
negative (–) terminal.
Apply a light coat of grease on the terminals to prevent
Cover the positive (+) terminal with the red cap [D].
If each battery cable is not correctly disconnected
or connected, sparks can arise at electrical connec-
tions, causing damage to electrical and DFI parts.
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.
Give refresh charge for 5 to 10 hours with charge current shown in the text (see Refreshing
When a fast charge is inevitably required, do it following precisely the maximum charge current
and time conditions.
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-