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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Battery help

I just got a CTEK charger for my 2012 250R...but after reading the manual of the charger I got a bit scared in terms of whether this charger is good for my battery. The bike still has the original stock battery but the manual doesn't specify the type of battery it really is. Can someone please help me out. Does it have a lead acid battery? Willi need to add water and stuff? What's a no-maintenance battery?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 06:34 AM
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The battery charger you have should work fine with no problems. The stock battery on the bike is considered a high performance, maintenance free, lead acid battery. This means the there is no need to add water like older tech lead acid batteries. Once the battery caps are put on it becomes a sealed unit. the only thing you really have to do is make sure it has a proper charge (by periodic charging), the terminals are kept clean, and occasionally monitor the acid levels if you can see them.
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Okay thanks so much! What should I know about the acid levels?

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What should I know about the acid levels?
Some batteries have a semi-transparent case where you can see the acid levels. Not so with the stock battery (Yuasa YTX9-BS), so you can't see it. The only thing you have to worry about is leakage. If that happens, look to replace the battery ASAP.

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