Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Disconnect the negative (–) cable [A].
Slide out the positive (+) terminal cap [B] and then discon-
nect the positive (+) cable.
Be sure to disconnect the negative (–) cable first.
Remove the battery.
Put the battery into the rear fender front.
Apply a light coat of grease on the terminals to prevent
Install the positive (+) cable [A] first.
Cover the positive (+) terminal with the cap [B].
Install the negative (–) cable [C].
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 ER650A: YTX12-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.
Do not remove the aluminum sealing sheet [A] from
the filler ports [B] until just prior to use. Be sure to
use the dedicated electrolyte container for correct
Place the battery on a level surface.
Check to see that the sealing sheet has no peeling, tears,
or holes in it.
Remove the sealing sheet.
The battery is vacuum sealed. If the sealing sheet has
leaked air into the battery, it may require a longer initial
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