Types of Motorcycle Batteries

A typical motorcycle battery has two main types: a wet cell and a sealed AGM battery. A wet cell battery is liquid, so when it charges and discharges, the water ions in the electrolyte react with lithium in the anode, causing them to vibrate. A sealed AGM battery contains fibreglass mats that absorb the acid and keep it in contact with the plates. A sealed AGM battery can handle the extreme temperatures and still provide the power necessary to start the bike.

Changing The Battery Can Help Prevent Damage To Your Motorcycle’s Electrical System

A sulphated motorcycle battery is not able to fully recharge, because the lead sulphate crystallizes. To desulphate a battery, a specialist charger breaks up the crystallized lead sulphate, restoring the battery’s charge. This process can take several hours, so be sure to wait for the bike to cool completely before replacing the battery. Changing the battery can help prevent damage to your motorcycle’s electrical system, and it’s worth the wait.

Lead acid motorcycle batteries are typically made from lead. Lead is the negative plate, while lead-oxide is the positive plate. A lead-acid motorcycle battery is made from six ‘plates’ of lead in a plastic casing. Each plate is immersed in a solution of sulphuric acid, which is known as the electrolyte. If you don’t keep it filled with distilled water, it will lose its charge over time.