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Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager Custom ABS 2010 Owner's Manual Page 180

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178
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Battery Sulfation -
A common cause of battery failure is
sulfation.
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 12.6 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
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
battery
connected
the
over

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