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Old 06-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Twisted Sisters- Battery EXPLODED

For my bday this weekend I decided I wanted to go ride the Three Twisted Sisters. As most of you know, me and the sisters don't have a very good history. At 5am Saturday morning I departed from San Antonio and was riding the twisted sisters, having a good time, when about 4 hours into the ride, out of no where, my battery literally exploded. I had this problem a few weeks ago so I changed out the rectifier, checked the voltage on the new one and the new battery and everything came out with a proper reading. So off to ride the sisters I went. About 4 hours into the ride, approximately two hours from leaky on 335, out of no where my seat got extremely hot, i pulled over, looked down and smoke was coming from under the seat. Odd thing was this time it didn't have the rotten egg smell, it had a cleaner smelling chemical burn if that makes sense to anyone. By the time I got the kickstand down it had exploded, blew off the "do not remove" strip while i was sitting on the bike, and got some battery acid on my leg (did not feel good at all), and last but not least there was no cell phone service.

I guess my question is does anybody know what else could have caused this to happen besides the rectifier since i put a new one on there and it happened again?

On an end note, I ended up stashing the bike in the bushes, hitching a ride back to town so I could make a call to get my trailer. It took me till 10PM that night to get the bike back to San Antonio, best friend came to the rescue and that wasn't about to be a rescue because the ball hitch on her Explorer was smaller than the one on my truck. When we loaded up the bike the trailer popped up off the hitch. Luckily some good sized Harley guys rode by, pulled over, and stopped to help load up the bike and rigged the trailer up till we could get somewhere to get the right size hitch. I did find a little Mexican restaurant that was really good in Camp Wood and a dam/watering hole with some of the cleanest water I have even seen in Texas. It was an adventure for sure... won't forget that birthday!

Thanks everyone in advance for the help!
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Glad you made it back safely

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The most common reason for a battery to pop is that it was DRY. When your rectifier went out battery was probably stressed, then once it was charging good again pow!!!
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it was a brand new battery. i had a battery explode a few weeks ago which is why i replaced the rectifier, then i bought a new battery... and the new one exploded too.
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it was a brand new battery. i had a battery explode a few weeks ago which is why i replaced the rectifier, then i bought a new battery... and the new one exploded too.
Seems like the battery is getting overcharged
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #7
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yup yup but i don't understand what's causing it to over charge if it isn't from the rectifier
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yup yup but i don't understand what's causing it to over charge if it isn't from the rectifier
Is everything that's electical on your bike, stock?
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yup yup
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Was the battery vent plugged?
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Is the positive post on the battery protected with one of those red plastic covers?
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Was the battery vent plugged?
wow ummm... i am going to sound like a squid right now... battery vent? is that on the actual battery? if so where would it be located.

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Is the positive post on the battery protected with one of those red plastic covers?
yep yep... well it was... going to have to replace it now... it got melted
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Was the battery vent plugged?
Most batteries are sealed
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Most batteries are sealed
yeah the only thing that isn't/wasn't sealed was the little strip that said "do not remove" that i put on after i put the fluid in
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I'd try to test the rectifier again to see if it got damaged
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Found this, don't know if this applies to your battery
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Although several of the manufactures claim that their sealed batteries can be used in any
position this is simply not the whole truth. All lead-acid batteries make hydrogen gas while
being charged; therefore even sealed batteries must have vents to prevent an explosion in
case of over charging. If the battery is lying on its side, then liquid acid could come out
during the venting process. Itís therefore best, if possible, to always keep the terminal side of
the battery on top, especially if one of your reasons for using a sealed battery is less damage
from battery acid.
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I'm impressed that you went out there by yourself.

I would also look for overheated wiring and looms.
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yup yup but i don't understand what's causing it to over charge if it isn't from the rectifier
Get a male battery those female batteries always overcharge as evidenced by my last statement . Seriously there must be some type of test for the electrical system
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