Thursday, September 20, 2018

Let the good times roll

A new motorcycle season has just started in Northern Europe. It’s time to find the old battery, unhook it from the maintenance charger and see if it’s still good. Mine was perfect and my Vulcan 900 started on first try – sweet!

Multimeter

Multimeter doing what it does best

Checking your battery is as easy as connecting the red probe to the positive charge on the battery and the black probe to the negative charge on the battery. Remember to turn the dial of the multimeter to the appropriate voltage setting (mine was set to DVC, but you might have to choose 20V or similar on yours). If your battery is 12V or a bit more it’s fully charged.

Multimeter

A decent voltage reading

 

Here’s a really good guide on how to use multimeters: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/multimeters-tutorial.shtml

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