How to Charge the Battery on a Honda Vtx1300by Robert Good
The Honda VTX 1300 is a full-sized custom cruiser-style motorcycle. The battery is located under the seat inside a plastic compartment. Two outputs on top of the battery are connected to a battery charger you can purchase at an auto parts store or from a Honda motorcycle dealership. You'll need three hours to fully charge the battery.
Remove the bolt at the rear of the seat using the ratchet set. Remove the bolts from the side of the seat as well.
Pull the seat off the frame of the bike and set it aside. Pull the cover off the battery housing and set it aside.
Turn the battery charger on. Connect the positive charger cable to the positive battery output. Connect the negative charger cable to the negative battery output.
Allow the battery to charge for three hours. Remove the cables from the battery, replace the cover to the housing and replace the seat.
- "The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance: Tips & Techniques to Keep Your Motorcycle in Top Condition"; Mark Zimmerman; 2004
Things You'll Need
- Ratchet set
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.