In the last section, I am sure you have got a general idea of types of batteries and myths surrounding it. We have learned in Tips to Maintain a Motorcycle Battery Properly – Part 1 about different types of motorcycle batteries and how these batteries are different from each other. Knowing the type is like having the half knowledge about your battery.
If you understand the composition of it then you will be more confident to take care of it. Anyways, it is time to move forward and learn how to maximize its life by minimizing the problems arises after time and in certain circumstances.
You must be wondering, what we are talking about?
Well, of course, it is the battery. And we are giving you the warning to put your motorcycle away from extremely high temperatures as well as extremely low temperatures.
Direct Sunlight can reduce the life of your motorcycle battery so it would be better to park your motorcycle in the garage or any undercover. But that’s not it. Extremely low temperatures are also very dangerous for motorcycle batteries.
Many professional riders suggest keeping your bike under cover. A bike battery only can live to as low as -18 degrees. At very low temperatures, in the winter it is very difficult to crank the engine. Low temperatures reduce batteries ability to supply the sustained current required for cranking.
Don’t forget that. Extremely high and low temperatures are harmful to the battery and can shorten its life.
Lead-acid batteries have a charging memory which may not properly charge unless it experiences the highest one.
A partially discharged battery is no good for your motorcycle. So, my tip is to use a smart charger to ensure your motorcycle battery is fully charged and in working state.
A cell with such memories are mostly faulty and there is no way to repair them. The same thing applies to modern MF type batteries.
Batteries usually self-discharge over time, if they aren’t being used. This mostly happened at high temperatures and when it catches dust and dirt which eventually build-up on the top of it which became the reason for the drain. So, I would suggest you clean the battery with a clean cloth every other day.
- Motorcycle Batteries are highly corrosive. Try not to be in direct contact and don’t let your skin, eyes, clothing, and metal surfaces to be in touch with it.
- Wear gloves and use eye protection whenever you are planning to work on a motorcycle battery.
- Don’t short battery terminals with metal objects like tools, rings, jewelry, and watches etc.
Hope, you like these tips and follow them to maximize the life of your battery. If you have any query or want to add something then please don’t forget to comment on the section below.