Put the battery holder [A] on the battery.
Tighten the bolts securely.
Connect the sub harness [B], fuel pump [C] and battery
(−) lead [D] connectors.
Install the seat (see Frame chapter).
Make sure that the model name [A] of the electrolyte con-
tainer matches the model name [B] of the battery. These
names must be the same.
Battery Model Name for VN1600-B1: FTZ16-BS
Be sure to use the electrolyte container with the
same model name as the battery since the elec-
trolyte volume and specific gravity vary with the
battery type. This is to prevent overfilling of the
electrolyte, shorting the battery life, and deteriora-
tion of the battery performance.
Check to see that there is no peeling, tears or holes in the
seal sheet on the top of the battery.
Place the battery on a level surface.
Remove the seal sheet [A].
Do not remove the seal sheet sealing the filler ports
[B] until just before use.
A battery whose seal sheet has any peeling, tears, or
holes, requires a refreshing charge (initial charge).
Take the electrolyte container out of the plastic bag.
Detach the seal cap [A] from the container.
Do not discard the seal cap because it is used as the
battery plugs later.
Do not peel back or pierce the seals [B] on the container.
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