Long rides on a motorcycle are one of the favorite moments of driving enthusiasts. A smooth road, the pleasant sound of the wind, and the feeling of speed, what could be better? But the next time you ride, you may just not start your vehicle. How not to let that happen is discussed in this article.
Factors and Conditions That Affect Battery Life
A common problem for drivers is a depleted battery. Without proper care, it just stops working, and this can happen at the most inopportune times. To avoid it, read these notes.
The main cause of rapid battery wear and tear is the weather. Have you ever noticed that your phone runs out of power faster in the winter when you’re out in the cold? The same thing happens to your car and motorcycle battery. The maximum capacity of the battery gets smaller as it gets colder.
Therefore, it is necessary to warm up the car during the cold season.
Another feature that will help you preserve your battery in winter is proper storage. Storing your motorcycle in an insulated garage when it’s cold outside will definitely extend its life.
Never leave the lights on your motorcycle for a long period of time! It will definitely drain your battery and you won’t be able to start your motorcycle. This situation brings us to the next reason for total battery failure. Charging from another vehicle.
When your battery is completely discharged and you charge it from another battery, it greatly reduces the life of your battery and it can end up failing at the most crucial time.
If you don’t use your car or motorcycle for an extended period of time, the battery gets worse and tends to have a shorter life. Start it at least once a week for a few hours.
With proper use and storage, your motorcycle battery will last you about 5 years.
What to Do if the Battery Dies Suddenly?
If you find yourself in such an unpleasant situation, as a last resort you can charge from the battery of a passing vehicle. After that, you should not leave the vehicle for a long time without working.
In the extreme case, if you need to go to get a new battery, you can rent a car and go get it. In this case, you are obliged to provide a rent car invoice, so you can pay for the necessary period of using the car.
Keep an eye on the condition of the whole bike, be careful, and take care of yourself.
Bruce was born in Atlanta. He started riding motorcycles when he was 10 and has been passionate about them since. Bruce says he feels absolute freedom when he’s on two wheels. He prefers riding his bike slowly and smoothly along a country road and hardly ever enjoys wildly speedy rides. With a strong Ducati Multistrada 1200 in the current stable, Bruce enjoys his super powerful, comfortable and easy rides. Ducati Diavel is the beast he’s currently dreaming about…