Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Safety Harbor, Florida, USA
Yep, been doing it for years on a couple older bikes. Add acid to the upper fill line, charge it overnight, top off the cells (if needed, some will evaporate) then cap 'em and plug it in. Be super careful not to spill it.
After using it for a while (months), inspect the fluid levels and top off with DISTILLED WATER ONLY, do not add more acid.
Bevel450, I didn't think the battery tray on older bikes would fit the newer sealed batteries, or rather the other way around. Otherwise yes, I would switch to a sealed gel on my '95 SS. Please tell me I am wrong.
Bella749, my Harleys had gel batteries and I never had to fill or even charge a new one, it came ready to go.
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