Under some circumstances, the battery can
give off explosive gases; keep sparks,
flames and cigarettes away.
adequate ventilation when charging or
using the battery in an enclosed space.
The battery contains sulphuric acid (battery
acid). Contact with skin or eyes may cause
Wear protective clothing
and a face shield.
If battery acid gets on your skin, flush with
If battery acid gets in your eyes, flush with
water for at least 15 minutes and SEEK
MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
If battery acid is swallowed, drink large
quantities of water and SEEK MEDICAL
KEEP BATTERY ACID OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN.
The battery contains harmful materials.
Always keep children away from the
battery whether or not it is installed in the
Do not attach jump leads to the battery,
touch the battery cables together or
reverse the polarity of the cables as any of
these actions may cause a spark which
would ignite battery gases causing a risk of
Maintenance and Adjustment
2. Battery strap
3. Negative terminal
4. Positive terminal (identified with red
tape on the lead)
Remove the rider's seat (see page 37).
Remove the battery strap.
Disconnect the battery leads, negative (black)
Take the battery out of the case.
Ensure that the battery terminals do not
touch the motorcycle frame as this may
cause a short circuit or spark, which would
ignite battery gases causing a risk of