If you ride, then you know how exciting this time of year is. During these prime motorcycle months, you’ll need to upkeep your bike to keep it on the road. At Batteries Plus, we would like to wish you a safe and happy riding season by offering some helpful motorcycle battery maintenance tips.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is easy to pick up the wrong one.
Make monthly battery maintenance part of your routine.
Keep the individual cells in your battery filled to the indicated electrolyte levels using only distilled or deionized water. Make sure to wear gloves and protective glasses and fill in a well-ventilated area. This kind of maintenance is done throughout the riding year. The more you ride, the more frequently it should be checked.
To eliminate the corrosive buildup on your battery terminals, scrub them clean using a terminal post and clamp brush and battery cleaner.
Make sure vent caps are tight to prevent the cleaner from entering the cells. Wipe them off with a wet towel and dry with another towel. Once the terminals have completely dried, you can apply a bit of anti-corrosion spray around each terminal to deter future corrosive buildup.
Finally, connect your battery to a motorcycle battery charger to keep it at an optimum level of charge. This is more for winter maintenance, but can be used during the riding months when the bike is not used regularly.
At Batteries Plus, not only will you find a variety of motorcycle automotive chargers, batteries, cleaning supplies and accessories, you’ll also experience the helpful service that we have to offer, like battery installation. Use our store locator to find a location near you.
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