Choose the Right Battery:

As trite as it may sound, checking the right battery specification and technology for your motorcycle model is essential when making your selection from a motorcycle battery supplier. Inserting the wrong battery will result in a short lifespan.

Upgrades for Maximum Durability:

Upgrades are available for some battery types that, with proper care, can extend the lifespan by up to three times. You can check whether there is an upgrade for your battery type.

Storage of the Battery:

If batteries are not stored correctly, they lose charge. Once the state of charge is too low, the batteries cannot be reactivated.

In addition to naturally self-discharging, the battery must also support electrical loads such as security systems, immobilizers, and ECU memory.

Maintain: 

Following a maintenance schedule extends battery life. A typical maintenance routine, depending on the battery model, might look like this:

  • Disconnect the battery from the motorcycle, negative terminal first.
  • Place on a clean, flat surface in a well-ventilated area.
  • Check the battery terminals for corrosion and clean with a wire brush if necessary.
  • Remove the cap and fill up to the specified level with distilled water – only for non-maintenance-free types.

Use Chargers:

To avoid internal damage, the battery should always be fully charged. With regular journeys of more than ten minutes, charging is not a problem as long as the alternator is in order.

Longer breaks or short, irregular journeys, on the other hand, do not fully charge the battery. In these cases, it is necessary to connect an intelligent charger to the motorcycle when it is stationary.