We can help you choose the right battery for your motorcycle. Having battery problems? Bring them to us; we can help you troubleshoot.
If your motorcycle isn’t starting the battery is the most likely culprit in the absence of any other electrical problem, and if your battery is completely dead there’s a good chance you’ll need to replace it. Some batteries do well with a recharge, but some just don’t take well to it, and will die again soon after the attempt.
You can double check with the help of a voltmeter, which will allow you to check the charge. If the charge is at less than 11 V then you can try recharging it. If that doesn’t work, come and see us, and we’ll get you a replacement fast.
First, find the right charger for your battery (we can help). Do not try jump-starting your motorcycle from a car battery. You’ll destroy it by pumping way too much charge into it.
If you have a gel battery or an AGM battery you can just carefully disconnect it from your motorcycle, then follow the instructions on the charger package.
If you have an older flooded lead acid battery then you’ll have to check the fluid levels in the battery first. You should only use distilled water for this. Be sure to loosen the vent camps and ventilate the charging area. These batteries offer an explosion risk.
Uncomfortable trying to mess with your battery in this way? We understand. Come to Batteries Shack. We can help.
Many motorcycle enthusiasts have a long-standing argument about the merits of advanced glass mat (AGM) batteries vs. gel batteries.
In many ways both batteries are similar. They’re both safer, maintenance-free, non-spillable batteries. In general, AGM batteries do have a longer lifespan. They’re also a lot less delicate than their gel-based batteries, which require a special charger and which fry easily when charging mistakes are made.
We do carry gel battery chargers, and we’ll be happy to show you how to care for your gel battery.
None of this means AGM batteries are always the right choice. Gel batteries are more resistant to shock and vibration and can be used longer between charges.
The team at Batteries Shack is ready to help you pick the right battery. Do you ride mostly in the heat, or do you want your motorcycle to power through a Michigan winter? What brand of motorcycle do you have? What will you be putting it through? When you come to Batteries Shack you won’t have to do any guesswork. We’ll help you select the battery that will keep you rolling.
Each of our batteries comes fully charged and ready to go. We’ll install your new motorcycle battery for you right there in the store. Call or stop by our Sterling Heights store today to make sure your motorcycle gets all the power it needs.