How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery – Many motorcyclists are drawn to the use of gel cell batteries to power their machines, largely because of their maintenance-free nature. However, these gel batteries are used very rarely with a motorcycle-based application. What motorcyclists refer to as gel batteries are actually AGM batteries (absorbed glass mat), which work with the same principle of suspended lead-acid electrolyte in a permanently sealed container. And unlike an actual gel cell battery, which requires special care to charge, charging an AGM battery is a simple and uncomplicated task.
How to Charge a Motorcycle Battery
Things You’ll Need
- Automatic battery charger
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- Unbolt the motorcycle seat by using an Allen wrench, or remove the side cover from the bike frame to access the battery.
- Loosen the black negative pole cable from the battery using a Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew the red positive pole cable from the battery using a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the battery from the motorcycle.
- Connect the battery with an automatic battery charger. Put a red clip of the charger on the positive pole of the battery, and place the black clip on the negative pole.
- Turn on the battery charger to begin the charging process.
- Remove the battery after the charger indicates that it is fully charged. Disconnect the battery charger. Remove the black clip from the battery, followed by the red clip.
- Reinstall the battery in the motorcycle following the reverse method of removal.