4.4 If the charger doesn't have ammeter built in, connect one in series as shown. DO NOT connect the ammeter between the battery terminals or it will be ruined

B3 and B4 models check the electrolyte level after charging and replenish if necessary (see Chapter 1). Note: In emergencies the battery can be charged at a higher rate of around 4.0 or 5.0 amps for a period of 1 hour. However, this is not recommended and the low amp charge is by far the safer method of charging the battery.

5 If the recharged battery discharges rapidly if left disconnected it is likely that an internal short caused by physical damage or sulphation has occurred. A new battery will be required. A sound item will tend to lose its charge at about 1 % per day.

6 Install the battery (see Section 3).

7 If the motorcycle sits unused for long periods of time, charge the battery once every month to six weeks and leave it disconnected.

check and replacement

1 The electrical system is protected by fuses of different ratings. All fuses are housed in the fusebox, which is located within the junction box under the seat (see illustration). The junction box also contains the starter circuit relay and diode, and on US models the headlight relay, which should also be tested in the event of electrical problems (refer to Section 25).

2 To access the fuses, remove the seat (see Chapter 7) and unclip the fusebox lid (see illustration).

5.1 The junction box is under the seat

5.2 Unclip the lid to access the fuses

5.3a The fuses are a push fit

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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