Accepting that a battery requiring no maintenance can be
used only once it has been filled with electrolyte, the battery
may be incapable of starting the engine in the cases indica-
ted in the following table, where it is necessary firstly to give
it an initial charge. However, if a battery shows a voltage at
the terminals of over 12.5v 10 minutes after filling (Note 1),
the initial charge is not necessary.
STATE THAT REQUIRES AN INITIAL CHARGE
At low temperatures (below 0ºC)
The battery has been stored at high temperature and humidity
The closing strip has been removed or is broken – peeled, torn or punctured
2 or more years have transpired since the battery was manufactured
NOTE 1: Terminal voltage – To measure the battery terminal voltage, use a digital voltmeter.
1). DOES NOT REQUIRE REFILLING.
WHEN USED IN A NORMAL WAY, THIS BATTERY DOES NOT
REQUIRE REFILLING UNTIL THE END OF ITS LIFE. LEVERING
OFF THE CLOSING STRIP TO ADD WATER IS VERY DANGE-
ROUS. NEVER DO THIS.
THIS BATTERY IS DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT
SHOULD NOT SUFFER EXCESSIVE DETERIORATION IF RE-
CHARGED ACORDING TO THE METHOD SPECIFIED ABO-
VE. TAKE CARE HOWEVER, SINCE THE BATTERY'S PER-
FORMANCE MAY BE NOTABLY REDUCED IF CHARGED IN
CONDITIONS OTHER THAN THE ABOVE.
NEVER REMOVE THE CLOSING STRIP DURING RECHAR-
2). WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS NOT TO BE USED FOR A PERIOD
RECHARGE IT BEFORE STORING THE MOTORCYCLE, AND STORE
IT WITH THE NEGATIVE CABLE DISCONNECTED. RECHARGE IT
ON A MONTHLY BASIS DURING THE STORAGE PERIOD.
3). BATTERY LIFE:
IF THE BATTERY FAILS TO START THE ENGINE EVEN AFTER
VARIOUS RECHARGES, THIS MEANS THAT THE BATTERY
HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS LIFE. REPLACE IT WITH A
NEW ONE. (ALWAYS ASSUMING HOWEVER THAT THERE
ARE NO PROBLEMS IN THE MACHINE'S STARTER SYSTEM)
0,4A x 2-3 hours
0,4A x 15-20 hours