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Charging the battery

Unable to find my owners manual for a Suzuki Boulevard S40. How do I charge the battery. Already have a trickle charger ready.

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Turn off ignition. Disconnect battery terminal leads, ensure fluid levels are ok, connect charger leads. It is best if you remove battery so you can give it a clean and save your bike if something is amiss somewhere and it erupts or leaks when charging. Try the sites below for manuals or go to Wiki Q & A under S40 Boulevard, then wade thru' for links.
Cheers.

http://www.pdfgeni.com/book/2005-suzuki-S40-Boulevard-pdf.html

http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle_manuals.html

Posted on May 27, 2010

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