1. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the posts and cable connectors
with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Apply a thin film
of dielectric grease to the posts and cable connectors.
2. Following the charger manufacturer's instructions, use an accessory battery charger or a charger designed for use
with 12-volt batteries. The charger should have a maximum charging rate of 1.8 amps. Charge the battery for
approximately 10 hours at a rate of 1.8 amps. If you use a taper or trickle charger, it will take longer to charge the
3. After charging the battery, allow the battery to sit 1-2 hours before checking the state of charge with a DC volt
meter. The charge should be a minimum of 12.5 DC volts. Repeat the charging cycle if the charge is less than
12.5 DC volts. Replace the battery if it fails to reach 12.5 volts after the second charge.
Tip: An accessory maintenance charger is available through your authorized VICTORY dealer.