We all love our trail-eating Kawasaki Teryx. Whether on the trail, around the property, camping or overlanding, driving the Teryx never seems to be anything short of amazing. With all of the use it gets, especially for those that have added additional accessories such as stereos and speakers, winches and more, the stock battery can end up taking a beating. Cold weather, extreme heat and overall inclement weather conditions can also take their toll on your Kawasaki Teryx battery, just as they do to your car or truck as well.
When it comes to batteries, sometimes it is better to be proactive and look into a Kawasaki Teryx battery upgrade before you are left stranded while out on a longer trail run. Replacement batteries such as the Kawasaki Teryx Battery by Moose are a simple plug and play upgraded replacement of the stock unit your UTV came with. A battery upgrade, believe it or not, tends to be one of the first modifications most people make to their Teryx. It is a very simple upgrade, that nearly anyone can perform themselves. But it also is an upgrade that can reap instant benefits for those that live in areas with extreme climate changes. An upgraded Kawasaki Teryx battery can help ensure your side-by-side is always ready for wherever you decide to go next!
An increasingly common Kawasaki Teryx battery upgrade you may hear about is a Dual Battery Setup. With a simple kit such as the Dual Battery Kit by TrueAm UTV-SBI-CK-EKO and a second battery, you can have this modification done in no time at all. The reason for adding a second battery is to compensate for all of the other electronic accessories you have likely added, or will add in the future, to your side-by-side. Having a secondary battery ensures that all of the extra Kawasaki Teryx battery accessories will not drain the primary battery leaving you stuck with a dead battery in the middle of nowhere! This kit even includes a smart isolator so that the power is properly separated between the two batteries and routed where it is needed. And while you’re preoccupied with installing a dual battery kit, a smart idea would be to also install a battery terminal relocation kit, such as the Battery Terminal Relocation Kit by Assault Industries. This allows you to have easier access to the battery terminals in cases where you need to jump start a stranded rider’s UTV. Or better yet, easy access to jump start your own UTV in the event of a dead Kawasaki Teryx battery.
In the unfortunate event of your battery going dead while off-roading, which is always a possibility, keeping a Kawasaki Teryx Battery Charger on hand at all times can be an absolute life saver. Lithium ion models such as the Noco Genius Boost Sport Ultrasafe Lithium 400Amp Jump Starter by WPS will ensure you are never left stranded with a dead battery again. Battery chargers, that usually double as a jump box, can charge your 12v battery anytime, and anywhere. What is even more convenient, is that chargers like the Noco also hold enough power to charge your USB devices. This means your cell phones, tablets, rechargeable camp lights/lanterns can all be charged at the same time as your Teryx battery.
If you want to avoid the uncertainty at all costs, we’d recommend keeping a proper Kawasaki Teryx battery charger in the garage. A good unit like the TecMate 3X4 Battery Charger by Optimate has all the features you will need to keep your side-by-side batteries in perfect health. Chargers like this not only keep your batteries charged, but also have built in sensors to ensure over-charging isn’t possible. And when it seems like a battery may be having issues, a built-in diagnostics function can deliver fast results and give you the time needed to secure a replacement battery from the shop shelf, or head to your nearest auto parts store. So it’s safe to say that when it comes to a Kawasaki Teryx battery, battery charger and many other battery and charging accessories, we’ve got your back here at Everything Kawasaki Offroad!