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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Todays Project (w/pix)--Few Questions

Hey Y'all,

My new MF AGM battery is set to arrive today. I decided to get a head start and take the old (brand new from dealership) battery out.

As I take off the seat I instantly notice that the brand new battery from the dealership has already began to leak.



After I pulled the battery, the little box it sat in looked like this:



Now here is my first question of the day.

Can the box that the battery sits in be removed??

I can't tell if it is welded to the frame or if it is actually bolted to the frame. I want to take it out and sand down the corrosion spots, put some CorrosionX on the bad parts, and re-paint.



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It's welded. The two spots at the bottom if I recall. Or that may be were the rectifier screws were welded in.

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So I guess I'll have to tape off that entire area and use the Dremel tool to clean it up.
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I believe it comes out, but have no personal experience. It is sold separately and the parts diagram alludes to mounting brackets, etc.
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several avail for sale on ebay, so I would say they can be removed

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It's removable. If you look at it .......you can see where it's bolted in. No clue on how easy those bolts are to get to.....or what else needs to be removed to get it out.


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I cleaned our the battery compartment with the Dremel and coated it with an anti-corrosive spray. As I was doing this I noticed this clear tubing that wasn't attached to anything. I pulled it out and part of the hose was melted halfway through.

Is this a vital part of the bike that needs replacement?

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My guess is the clear tubing was from the battery vent. I'm pretty sure the AGM batteries don't require a vent tube so you can probably dispose of the old one.
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Nope no vent on the good stuff.

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My guess is the clear tubing was from the battery vent. I'm pretty sure the AGM batteries don't require a vent tube so you can probably dispose of the old one.
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