Your motorcycle’s battery doesn’t always stay charged, especially after sitting idle for an extended period of time. So if your bike has been stored in the garage for the winter and doesn’t start, there’s no need to panic. Most batteries just need a quick juice boost from a motorcycle battery charger. As the starter of your bike, getting out on the pavement or dirt requires a charged up battery to fire it to life. So before you get geared up and ready to ride, here are some tips to help make sure your battery has enough charge to turn over the motor.
If you know when your next ride is, make sure you break out the battery charger at least a few days before you take off. There’s nothing worse than having to wait last minute while your battery charges.
If you are riding frequently, it can be a great preemptive measure to hook up your battery right after you get home from your ride. This will ensure your bike is charged up and ready to go when you are.
Many new batteries do not always come charged, or charged to the level that your motor requires to fire. Before you install, make sure that new power source has enough juice.
As you read above, if your bike has been sitting for more than a week from bad weather or any other reason, its best to make sure you have a tender. Charging the battery and testing your battery for charge is a great way to maintain one of the most important components of your motorcycle. If your charger still doesn’t give your battery what it needs, than you must replace it before your next ride.
At Motorcycle Superstore, you’ll find all you need to keep your motor running with the push of the button. We carry a wide selection of chargers from brands like Battery Tender, BikeMaster and Yuasa that will work on all bikes.