Hyosung Battery Maintenance
Hyosung Motorcycle Battery Maintenance – If you’re having problems with your bike’s battery or you just would like know more about it, please read the information below.
Storing Your Battery
If you’re not using your bike regularly, I would suggest that you remove the battery cables to eliminate drain from electrical components and you should also consider charge the battery every two weeks or so.
For longer battery life, remove the battery from your bike and charge it to 100% or full. It is adviseable to charge your battery every month if you’re storing your bike at at temperatures below 60°. . If stored in a warm area (above 60° F), charge every two weeks.
Important: Before performing any inspection on your battery, make sure that there are no open flames or possibility of sparks around the battery and absolutely no smoking. Always wear eye protection, protective gloves and clothing.
Cleaning of battery terminal
Clean the battery terminal when it is dusty or rusted.
1. Set the ignition switch“ OFF”position.
2. Disassemble the front seat, disassemble the ( +) positive battery wire after the ( -) negative battery wire. Remove the battery.
3. Clean the terminal. If there is white dust, clean it with warm water.
4. Assemble the battery wires and grease the terminal lightly.
When your battery is clean, it’s time to check the state of charge. When using a voltmeter, the battery terminal voltage should read at least 12.0 volts. If your voltage is below this or you’ve adjusted the electrolyte levels, a boost charge is required.
Proposed test / measure the battery voltage:
• Before starting;
• When engine has started and is at idle;
• When engine RPM is at 5000;
• With headlight(s) on at idle;
• With headlight(s) on at engine RPM 5000;
Below are some summaries of the battery date:
NOTE: These datas are just estimated and based on few research. It may not be entirely accurate but it will give you some rough idea on how the battery measurement should read.
* Data below credited to Hyosung / Naza Blade community of Malaysia.
Ignition ON (Engine is not started with Headlight is turned off)
13.1V above – Higher Cold cranking amperes (CCA) battery
12.5-13.0V – New battery
12.0-12.4V – Normal (50% or half battery life)
11.5-11.9 – Battery discharging, It should rechargeable and you should charge it.
10.4V below – Poor battery, try to recharge and if it doesn’t help, you will need to replace with a new battery.
Engine started with headlight switched ON and on idle mode (Usually 1500 – 1800RPM)
13.0-14.5V & above – Excellent condition
12.0-12.9V – Normal
11.9-11.5V – Minor electrical circuit issues such as, incorrect wattage of light bulbs, alternator (Magnetic coil, fuel coil) or charging circuit fault.
Engine started with headlight switched ON, rev the engine till 5000RPM
15.5V & above – Rectifier/regulator fault
13.0-15.0 – Normal
12.5-12.9 – Minor electrical circuit issues such as, incorrect wattage of light bulbs, alternator (Magnetic coil, fuel coil) or charging circuit fault.
12.0V below – Alternator (Magnetic coil, fuel coil) or charging circuit fault.
Below are the battery reading which was increasing as soon as they Rev the engine at about 5K RPM which indicates both Battery and the Rectifier is in good hand.
As for the Rectifier componenet, there are 3 yellow wires from the magnet coil and other 2 for the battery. To check on this component, use a Mutlimeter and while the bike is on idle (engine started).
Check the 2 wires and if it reads above 13V and above, it is in good condition
Check the 3 yellow wires, if it reads 16V and above, it is in good condition.
If the reading are different, most likely the issue could be due to faulty Magnet coil.
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