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Sulfation occurs when the battery is
left in a discharged condition for an ex-
tended time. Sulfate is a normal by
product of the chemical reactions with-
in a battery. But when continuous dis-
charge allows the sulfate to crystallize
in the cells, the battery plates become
permanently damaged and will not
hold a charge. Battery failure due to
sulfation is not warrantable.
Battery Maintenance -
It is the owner's responsibility to keep
the battery fully charged. Failure to do
so can lead to battery failure and leave
you stranded.
If you are riding your vehicle infre-
quently, inspect the battery voltage
weekly using a voltmeter. If it drops be-
low 12.8 volts, the battery should be
charged using an appropriate charger
(check with a Kawasaki dealer). If you
will not be using the motorcycle for lon-
ger than two weeks, the battery should
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
be charged using an appropriate
charger. Do not use an automotive-
type quick charger that may over-
charge the battery and damage it.
NOTE
Leaving
the
causes the electrical components
(clock etc) to make the battery dis-
charged, resulting the over dis-
charge of the battery. In this case,
the repair or replacement of the bat-
tery is not included in the warranty. If
you do not drive for four weeks or
more, disconnect the battery from
the vehicle.
Kawasaki-recommended
are:
Battery Mate 150-9
OptiMate 4
Yuasa MB-2040/2060
Christie C10122S
145
battery
connected
chargers

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