What Is The Voltage Of A Motorcycle Battery?

While some oldtimer motorcycles still operate at 6V, but they are rather rare, most motorcycles have 12V electrical systems. In addition to starting the internal combustion engine, motorcycle batteries provide power for lights and other electric systems when the engine is off. A simple multimeter can be used to measure the actual condition of a […]

Is It Possible To Jump Start A Motorcycle With A Car Battery?

If the rider’s battery is discharged on the side of the road, he may find himself having to start the motorcycle’s engine in several ways, including pushing/bumping, using a motorcycle jump starter, or starting a car jump starter. Often people wonder if you can jump-start a motorcycle with a car battery. After all, both motorcycles […]

How Long Does It Take To Charge a Motorcycle Battery

Motorcycle batteries are typically maintained by the onboard charging system, but they may occasionally lose their charge. This can be caused by various factors such as hot weather, which increases self-discharge rates, as well as parasite loads from alarms and similar systems. Additionally, long periods of inactivity, such as during winter, can also contribute to […]

A BS on a motorcycle battery means what?

In most cases, a motorcycle or powersports battery label contains the brand, the size, and the letters “BS”. The battery brand and the size/group are self-explanatory, but the letters “BS” are not. The letters “BS” on motorcycle batteries can mean several things: – Battery Sealed (BS): BS-labeled motorcycle batteries are spill-proof, maintenance-free, and can operate […]

AGM Lead-Acid Battery Activation and Conventional Lead-Acid Battery Activation

The factory-activated (FA) type of lead-acid batteries can be used for conventional (wet/flooded) and AGM batteries, but some manufacturers offer Bottle Supplied (BS) batteries – dry batteries with their electrolyte stored in special plastic battery containers that can be added to the cells just before use. Battery Supplied (BS) batteries have a longer shelf life […]

Do Motorcycles Have Alternators?

As their name implies, alternators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy through the use of alternate current. Alternators are commonly found in cars, where they are used to charge the onboard battery, which is then used to start the engine and power other electric loads. However, the question remains – do motorcycles also have alternators? […]

Battery Cross Reference Chart for Powersports, ATVs, and Motorcycles

There are a number of well-established battery brands that manufacture good and reliable Powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries, such as Chrome, Deka, Duralast, EverLast, EverStart, Exide, Extreme Battery, Kinetik, Mighty Max, MotoBatt, PowerStar, Power-Sonic, Odyssey, SigmasTek, Weize, Yuasa, etc. Batteries for Powersports, ATVs, and Motorcycles Generally, powersports, ATV, and motorcycle batteries are designed as starting/cranking […]

BCI Battery Group Size Chart – BCI Battery Knowledge

The exact BCI group battery size can be useful in finding new battery replacements, but just knowing the group size is not enough. Batteries differ in their: purpose: starting, dual-purpose, deep cycle, chemistry: lead-acid, NiCd, NiMH, lithium, battery terminals: F1, F2, SAE, marine, threaded, terminal orientation: positive left, positive right, side terminals, etc. Battery maintenance, housing material, strap-down system, […]

Why can Lifepo4’s battery life reach 12,000 cycles?

It is said that CATL has started mass production in the lithium iron phosphate batteries with 12,000 cycles in 2019 which are used for energy storage. First of all, this technology has indeed been implemented, but it has not yet been implemented in cars, because the energy storage technology can ensure a constant temperature, and […]