Battery Care

Prompt and correct battery care determines the life span of the unit. Therefore, for a longer useful life, the battery solution level must be checked at weekly intervals. Add only pure distilled or approved water.

With a hydrometer or syringe, add water to each cell to raise level of solution up to level for type of battery as follows:

FL/FLH- Fill to triangle or circle at base of filler hole. FX/FXE- Maintain level at upper level line on side of battery.

Be careful not to overfill. Overfilling will result in some of the electrolyte being forced out through cap vent holes, diluting or weakening the solution strength. An overflow of battery solution will cause cables to corrode and motorcycle parts near the battery to be damaged.

WARNING — Batteries contain sulphuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing.

ANTIDOTE - External - Flush with water.

Internal - Drink large quantities of milk or water followed by milk of magnesia, vegetable oil, or beaten eags. Call doctor immediately.

Eyes - Flush with water and get immediate medical attention.

Clean battery and terminals when necessary with a baking soda-water solution. Be careful to avoid getting any of the solution into the cap vent holes. When solution stops bubbling, flush off battery with clean water.

Coat terminals with grease or oil felt terminal post washers after wires have been attached to retard corroding.

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