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Will I Need to Charge My Motorcycle, ATV, or Snowmobile Battery When it Arrives?

Scorpion Motorcycle BatteryWhen you order an AGM, maintenance free battery from, it is first filled, charged, and load tested before it is shipped out. This process allows for you to receive your battery ready to install and ride!

Some stores sell batteries with a "yup, we sell 'em" attitude. Here at, we sell them, but we are all addicted powersports users as well so we know how important it is to receive a product that is ready to go out of the box, without having to fuss with filling and activating your battery with messy acid bottles. Some sellers do not even include acid! How annoying is that?

When you order a battery from BatteryStuff, we make the wild assumption that you need it right away, and don’t really want to fuss with it. We are able to provide that no fuss, fresh battery with our full service system. For those that need to know, following is our process:

1.  Each battery is filled with the correct, measured amount of acid by our trained technicians who have experience filling literally thousands of batteries.

2.  After filling and allowing 1 hr for full absorption, each battery is hooked to a Battery Tender 10 bank shop charger, which charges in correct, accurate and variable volt and current stages until the battery reaches full voltage capacity. Each battery is then left on the charger in float mode for a full 24 hours, which allows for a more complete charge than just charging and disconnecting when the charging meter indicates a full charge.

Battery Tender 10 Bank

3. Because we are a large volume Powersports battery retailer, we have an extremely high battery turnover rate (+25,000 per year) This means that you get the freshest battery possible. To further that freshness, we try to keep no more than a 3 week rolling supply of filled batteries on hand at any one time. This means that fresh batteries are activated every single day, rather than just activating a large batch once a month

Battery Load Tester

4. Once a battery is ordered, and directly before it is packed and shipped, it is subjected to a voltage test. If the battery does not show at a minimum of 12.7 volts it is rejected and sent back for further charging and analysis.

5. After the voltage test, the battery is subjected to a full 100 amp, 10 second load test. Why 100 amp? Simple really. This should far exceed any load put on it by your Powersports starter, so if there is a problem, it will usually show up here before shipment.

6.  Your battery is boxed up and shipped! That’s it, ready to install when it arrives, as it should be.

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  • Norbert Granchi
    I have a standard, wet battery in my 2006 Yamaha motorcycle and want to replace it with a Gel. Besides a new trickle charger for lithium gel batteries, will I need to change out parts on my motorcycle to prevent damaging the gel battery?

    Reply  •  Rated article 5  •  September 20, 2021 at 8:27 am
    • BatteryStuff Tech
      I would be careful when considering a gel battery assuming it is a true gel and not an AGM. Most motorcycle charging systems will charge at a higher voltage than most gel batteries can withstand, so yes new parts would be required if the battery cannot withstand the higher voltage. A new maintainer would also be required if your maintainer is not gel compatible. I would be hesitant of going to a gel battery as they do not have high CCA's and are often time rated at a lower CCA than the standard gel or AGM replacement. In most cases we recommend going with an AGM if available, which still uses a liquid electroltye but is absorbed into a fiberglass matting to make it non-spillable. Today, most manufacturers utilize the AGM's for their OEM battery, but their are still a few models that only come with a flooded battery.

      Reply  •  Rated article 5  •  November 1, 2021 at 10:55 am
  • Leo

    The graphics on the right side of the page cover up the text, in both Firefox and Google Chrome

    Reply  •  June 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    • BatteryStuff Tech
      Thank you for the comment. The bug has been fixed. :)

      Reply  •  June 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

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