Maintaining you conventional or lead acid flooded cell motorcycle battery…..
Unlike their maintenance free or gel filled counterparts, Conventional Motorcycle Batteries need to have the battery acid levels checked and topped up occasionally.
But what should you top the battery up with? Continue reading
Should I leave the battery charger connected to the battery over the winter or when I’m not using the motorbike?
OK, so it’s the end of the biking season. Your pride and joy is in the garage, shed or garden and you want to keep the battery topped up and ready for next year…..
If you have a motorbike battery charger, even one of the long term battery charger/maintainers it’s not a good idea to leave it connected for long periods while the bikes not being used. Continue reading
What is a Motorcycle Battery?
A motorcycle battery is basically an electrical storage devices that stores electrical energy by using a reversible chemical reaction between the lead and the acid in a battery.
Battery Electrolyte (also known as Battery Acid) is a mixture of sulfuric acid and distilled water which is added to motorcycle batteries and is used as a conductor between the lead in the battery and the battery acid to create an electrical charge.
Are motorcycle gel filled batteries any good?
There’s alot of information on the internet about Gel Batteries being ‘better’ and more reliable/powerful than maintenance free motorcycle batteries or the older style lead acid motorbike batteries.
1) Are Gel batteries more powerful than their sealed or conventional equivalents?
This is partly true, gel filled batteries used to be slightly more powerful for their size than sealed or conventional batteries. Continue reading
Time to dispel a motorcycle urban myth……………………
This blog is about charging your motorcycle battery by starting your bike and letting it tick over for 10 to 20 mins once or twice a month.
BUY A MOTORCYCLE BATTERY CHARGER, STARTING THE BIKE DOESN’T WORK, YOU WILL END UP RUINING THE BATTERY! Continue reading