How do you tell the age of a motorcycle battery?

How do you tell the age of a motorcycle battery?

The date code label is on a label located on either the top of the battery or the back side of the battery. The code on the top is 12 digits with the last 4 representing the month and year.

What do the numbers on a motorcycle battery mean?

The number (12 in the example) indicates the amp/hour capacity of the battery. The amp/hour capacity is determined by the physical size of the battery, the larger the battery is the larger its amp/hour capacity.

What do battery codes mean?

Date Code: Most batteries have a date code, usually a long string of numbers and letters that show when the battery was purchased. One row of one- or two-letter codes indicates the month, the other row of numbers is the last digit of the year.

Are all 12v motorcycle batteries the same?

Motorcycle battery sizes To answer the primary question, no, all motorcycle batteries are not the same size. There is actually not even just one main size. Each motorcycle manufacturer builds a space for its battery based on the size it needs to work with its particular engine size.

How do you tell the date of a battery?

You will often find the manufacture date hot stamped onto the side of the battery as a code. Unfortunately, there is no standard code, but the first two digits usually show the manufacture date. As with the round sticker above, a letter will indicate the month, while the number represents the year.

Do motorcycles use 6 or 12 volt batteries?

Almost invariably, all modern motorcycles have 12 Volt batteries. Although the battery capacities – the amp-hour rating of the battery will vary across motorcycle manufacturers and the models, the voltage specification will be the same at 12 Volts. 6 Volt batteries are a thing of past.

Are replacement batteries for motorcycles available for free?

Many of our high-quality replacement batteries for motorcycles ship free straight to your door fast. Know the battery you need? See a complete listing of all our dry charge and AGM batteries.

What kind of batteries does wemoto stock?

Battery Code (eg. YTX14-BS) : Wemoto also stock battery acid (electrolyte) and battery chargers for the maintenance of all types of battery. Nitro motorcycle batteries are a high quality pattern alternative made to the same specification as the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) battery, and offer savings when compared to the original.

How much does a motorcycle battery weigh?

A typical lead-acid motorcycle battery for a litre-superbike weighs around 4kg, a lithium equivalent weighs around 750g. Lithium batteries have a better cranking power and a longer life than a lead-acid battery.

Can I use a gel battery to charge MY BMW motorcycle?

In some cases BMW motorcycles use Gel batteries. In these cases a specific Gel charger must be used as standard chargers will not work on Gel batteries. If you have a conventional battery, you’ll need to keep an eye on your fluid levels and add distilled water as needed.