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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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MF battery smoking

Installed a new battery about a month ago and rode the bike just fine. Today I went for a ride and the bike just Stalled on my mid intersection. The guy behind me said I was smoking bad and pulled my battery. My Negative battery cable was completely melted and my MF gel battery was leaking. Yes I know weird.. I have no idea what happened. This is my third ride on this battery with no other issues and it ran just fine. Please tell me this has happened so someone before?

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Never heard of this happening. Sounds like the battery shorted out.


Check your charging system, perhaps it went haywire? See if you can get a refund on the battery....

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Rode all yesterday with no issues at all. How is it all the sudden I kill a MF sealed battery? I ordered a new R/R just in case but I just don't understand how this could happen

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Ok did a diode test on regulator and it's working just fine, haven't checked the stator but I don't have a battery to start the bike and run power. Any ideas?

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I figured it out, turns out I just need to open my damn eyes.

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I had the ground from the battery break off the frame and it started to melt the wire harness. I didn't have the battery hold down on it and when I hit pot hole it snapped the battery lose. don't know if its related to your problem or not. try to get another battery
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I figured it out, turns out I just need to open my damn eyes.
Great that you figured it all out but if you don't mind maybe we would like some information to help us in the future as many were trying to help you.

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I had the ground from the battery break off the frame and it started to melt the wire harness. I didn't have the battery hold down on it and when I hit pot hole it snapped the battery lose. don't know if its related to your problem or not. try to get another battery
yes when the ground breaks off it positively charges the wires to the fuel gauge sender

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Battery hold down came loose, I was looking at all the grounds and neg battery cable and didn't think to look at the positive side. My positive post welded to the frame. With explains the smoke and battery damn near exploding. Defiantly keep your battery tight. I also covered the positive side frame where it hit in rubber insulation just to be sure it doesn't happen again. I'm back on the road it runs good, still needs some work. Unrelated I think my speedo cable broke loose from the jacket because I am getting a really loud whine now.

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Sorry I didn't give the answer sooner, have a lot of things going on here. I'll try to be more forthright in the future

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