A few common (and not so common!) questions that have been asked about scooter and motorbike battery care and maintenance.
Not sorted into any particular order, but covering many areas of battery care in including parts number questions, topping up questions, fault finding questions, battery charging questions and much more! Continue reading
There are a few common faults that can occur with motorcycle batteries and battery charging systems.
Below are some of the most frequent battery faults with information about what can cause could be and some possible fixes.
If you are thinking of doing your own battery fault finding or related problems on your bike, one of the handiest tools you can buy is a simple volt meter for checking the voltage. Continue reading
Checking your battery once a month & topping up the electrolyte levels (if required) will help to ensure you get the most from your motorbike battery. Below are a few battery maintenance checks that will help to prolong the life of a motorbike battery
Any checks that involve removing the battery caps can only be performed on a conventional or lead acid battery as maintenance free & gel batteries shouldn’t need topping up or removal of the caps. Continue reading
A few slightly interesting motorbike battery facts relating to gel acid, maintenance free and conventional motorcycle batteries…..
- Although most automotive batteries are referred to as either 6 volt or 12 volt, these numbers are only assigned to batteries to make it easier to distinguish between the 2 types of electrical systems & don’t represent the true voltage of a motorbike battery (the actual voltage is higher due to the battery cells producing around 2.2 volts each).