Hi all, I'm riding a VTR250 07 model at the moment. The old battery was having trouble starting the bike and I've actually had to roll start it including after buying my new battery yesterday. Just wasn't holding a charge and I assume just a battery problem. So I went and bought the correct type of battery (12V 6AH) and got a Katana YTX7L-BS battery. Katana seem to be made by Yuasa. The battery only came with instructions for how to add the electrolyte and it's one of those maintenance free ones once its good to go. It didn't come with any instructions for after filling the battery so I made a minor mistake (I hope it's minor). So I've filled it all right but then I've put the plugs (6) in and pushed them down. However after going online to Yuasa I discovered you're supposed to let it sit for an hour ("so it permeates the plates") without the plugs in. So I managed to get it back open and left it sit for an hour and a bit. The plugs were maybe in for 10-20 minutes at a guess. I'm just wondering if this did any damage because I've been charging the battery overnight with the plugs sitting loosely on top, as said to do so by the Yuasa guide. However the battery charger still hasn't going into auto-float mode and its been almost 12 hours now... I'm using a CBE battery charger. It's a 3-stage charger but I can't tell what it's putting out. I can't tell if it's a "trickle charger" as referred to in the Yuasa guide, which they recommend you not to use. It says: Input - 240V AC 50Hz ; output 12V DC ; Current max 350mA on the actual charger where you plug it into the wall. There's no settings it just charges and goes into auto-float mode when full. Links Battery charger details - http://www.kenma.com.au/12v_battery_charger.html Yuasa guide - http://www.yuasa.com.au/data/portal/00005500/content/57439001174454818658.pdf http://www.yuasa.com.au/data/portal/00005500/content/75505001174454818674.pdf Battery link - <cite><cite>http://www.centurybatteries.com.au/search/index.php/batteries/ID-419</cite> </cite> Could I have damaged the battery by having the plugs in for this 10-20 mins? Or is my battery just taking longer to charge than expected? Apparently it should be at around 80% after filling with electrolyte so why it's not filling yet is a bit of a mystery. Any advice? Have I stuffed the battery? Any advice appreciated. Thanks, Lee.