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Charged up the battery and went to kick her over and saw this!!! She tried to start but wouldn’t. Not even a year old battery. This hole wasn’t there before!!
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1st question. Where did the contents of the battery get to? I'd be spraying the area with a Coke or baking soda & water ASAP.

Any idea what happened?
 
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1st question. Where did the contents of the battery get to? I'd be spraying the area with a Coke or baking soda & water ASAP.

Any idea what happened?
It made a sizzling sound and just dripped. So this just happened. And I have no idea why this happened. I had the battery on the charger because the voltage dropped a little bit, disconnected it when full and tried to turn it over. It really wanted to, but couldn't. After a few tries I heard the sizzling and saw that.
 

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What type of charger were using -what are the charging amp's, -Is this a small motorcycle specific charger. -over the years I have even seen a motorcycle battery tender go south and boil a battery. --it could be the battery itself as well just because it's less then a year old does not mean anything. If man made it man can screw it up.
 

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Could be a shorted cell. Looks as if acid leaked out. So I strongly second the above advice to thoroughly clean the acid off your bike. May need some disassembly to get to all of it.
 

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What type of charger were using -what are the charging amp's, -Is this a small motorcycle specific charger. -over the years I have even seen a motorcycle battery tender go south and boil a battery. --it could be the battery itself as well just because it's less then a year old does not mean anything. If man made it man can screw it up.
Small motorcycle tender/charger. And that is def an option. I didn’t initially think that the tender/charger would cook it. Could also have a faulty battery. Only way to diagnose would be to get another battery and hook it up. Bit even then it could be diff to get an answer.
 

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Could be a shorted cell. Looks as if acid leaked out. So I strongly second the above advice to thoroughly clean the acid off your bike. May need some disassembly to get to all of it.
No acid on the bike. It didn’t spray, just dribbled out. I did clean up what was there.
 

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What model is the bike?

What brand of battery?

Is it a wet cell? or AGM?
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So many basic pieces of information missing. It's not easy for me.
 

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Yikes! I installed a brand new battery the same as that, in my GT1000. I should be watching it, ya think?
 

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Yikes! I installed a brand new battery the same as that, in my GT1000. I should be watching it, ya think?
batteries are mini chemical reaction chambers and anything can happen at any time with them and they should be part of your routine maintenance check.
 

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Yikes! I installed a brand new battery the same as that, in my GT1000. I should be watching it, ya think?
You will be fine. this is a super common battery that most all of us are currently using including myself.......now time to go check my bike!!!!!
 

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Yikes! I installed a brand new battery the same as that, in my GT1000. I should be watching it, ya think?
Yuasa is of superb quality and reputation (the best, imho), but as mentioned above, all batteries should be inspected/tested with some regularity.
 

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I figured the OP's battery problem is a rare occurrence and it's just circumstance that I happened to replace mine at the same time.

But still . . . what an odd thing to have happen. Never heard or saw anything like that before.
 

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So did the bike fall on the right side with the battery? Some times there is a fairing screw that under normal use does not touch the battery but if forced into the battery can cause a dimple. If the dimple shorts two plates the battery wouyld be toast and might be a reason to try throwing it on a charger which will then juice the short even more. Heat often causes plate swelling which can short batteries so a charger over charging can also short plates when the overcharging = over heating.

Good battery I would buy another and make sure nothing can contact it.
 
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