Submitted by xjcdadmin on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:26


1. Checking

If the battery shows the following defects, it should be replaced.

a.    The battery voltage will not rise to a specific value or no gassing occurs in any cell even after many hours of charging.

b.    Sulfation of one or more cells is indicated by the plates turning white or an accumulation of material in the bottom of the cell.

c.    Specific gravity readings after a long slow charge indicate a cell to be lower than any others.

d.    Warpage or buckling of plates or insulators is evident.

WARNING: Battery fluid is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Contains sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing.

Antidote: EXTERNAL-Flush with water. INTERNAL-Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.

Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention. Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc., away. Ventilate when charging or using in enclosed space. Always shield eyes when working near batteries. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

2.      The service life of a battery is usually 2 to3 years, but lack of care as described below will shorten the life of the battery.

a.     Negligence in keeping battery topped off with distilled water.

b.    Battery being left discharged.

c.     Over-charging with heavy charge.

d.    Freezing.

e.     Filling with water or sulfuric acid containing impurities.

f.     Improper charging voltage or current on new battery.

3.      If the motorcycle is not to be used for a long time, remove the battery and have it stored. The following instructions should be observed:

a.    Recharge the battery periodically.

b.    Store the battery in a cool, dry place.

c.     Recharge the battery before reinstalla-tion.


YB14L/12V, 14AH


Specific gravity: 1.280

Initial charging current

1.4 amp for 10 hours (new battery)

Recharging current

10 hours (or until specific gravity reaches 1.280)

Refill fluid

Distilled water (to maximum level line)

Refill period

Check once per month (or more often, required)