How To Charge A Battery On A Suzuki Motorcycle

Learning how to charge a battery on a Suzuki Motorcycle is very simple to do. This skill can often come in handy for those that ride motorcycles frequently. Oftentimes when the motorcycle is cold, the battery drains if it not charged properly. For those that ride every once in a while, this skill can come in handy for you too. Sometimes when a casual motorcycle rider goes to start the motorcycle that has been sitting for a while, the engine will stall and the culprit is often the battery. When the motorcycle battery is stagnant for a while, the battery drains quickly. Although charging the battery allows the motorcycle rider to continue riding the motorcycle, charging the battery too often will drain the battery.  Therefore, properly knowing how to charge a battery on a Suzuki Motorcycle will prove an invaluable skill to learn. Prior to charging the battery, it needs removing.

Supplies needed to learn how to charge a battery on a Suzuki Motorcycle:  

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Motorcycle battery charger

Steps

  1. Remove the key. Make certain the key is not in the ignition of the motorcycle when learning how to charge a battery on a Suzuki Motorcycle. The bike should also be on the kickstand at the sturdiest point possible.
  2. Remove the cover. Remove all the screws on the cover and open it. Set the cover aside and keep track of the screws.
  3. Locate the battery. Removing the cover reveals the battery.  Handle the battery with care to avoid poisoning or other potential explosions.  On the battery is a bolt holding it in place. Remove the bolt from the battery.
  4. Remove the terminals. The terminals are removable by disconnecting the negative lead first. This reveals the other bolt that needs removing to remove the positive cable terminal. The terminals will need cleaning with the baking soda and water.
  5. Remove the last two bolts. The last two bolts holding the Suzuki Motorcycle battery in place secures the battery case in place. Find both bolts and remove them. Make caution the battery is steady with a support underneath to avoid dropping the battery. Now, the actual process of learning how to charge a battery on a Suzuki Motorcycle is almost complete.
  6. Connect the battery charger. Plug the battery charger into the wall. Connect the negative end to the negative terminal of the battery. Then connect the positive end to the positive terminal of the battery.  Ideally, the battery remains charging overnight for the best charge. However, depending on the type of battery charger in use, the full charge can take as little as 30 minutes. If you do not have a motorcycle battery charger, a car charger can also charge the battery efficiently.  Now the process of learning how to charge a battery on a Suzuki Motorcycle is complete.
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