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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Did I wreck my new battery

I bought a new, dry battery for my Thruxton and while multitasking, I sealed it after filling with with the battery acid. Then remembered I was supposed to charge before sealing. Efffff!

I havenít charged yet - is this battery going to be a problem now. Battery is Yuasa ytx-12bs.


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I'm no battery expert, but batteries are not that delicate and Yuasa are a good make.
just charge it up, afaik they all have vents.
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Yeah, maybe my panic is premature. It charged up and Iíll put it on the bike tomorrow. Time will tell.


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FWIW, I've bought one from the dealer, acid was added at time of sale and sealed, and then charged it myself. The dealer forgot to prep it after I called, it wasn't ready when I came in some hours later, and that's how I got it.

It died three years later, but that was after I'd also had some ignition troubles and engine stops and multiple restart attempts which I'm sure were hard on it. So three years was fine.

I did that with the new battery that I put in this past spring also. Dealer added the acid, sealed it, and I took it home and charged it.
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I'd just keep an eye on the cap while it's charging. If gas builds up too much it might lift the cap a bit, but it should be just fine. I've done the same thing with no issues.
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I'd just charge it where cleanup would be easy if the worst happened. Like on the garage floor on some cardboard. But I bet that is overcautious and you'll be fine.
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I'd just charge it where cleanup would be easy if the worst happened. Like on the garage floor on some cardboard. But I bet that is overcautious and you'll be fine.


I charged it on the kitchen counter!


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Charged it up and seal was still tight. Installed and put back on smart charger overnight. Iíll ride this evening and see how it goes. Thanks for all the feedback.


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I charged it on the kitchen counter!
Your kitchen is now an EPA Superfund cleanup site.
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I repeatedly bought batteries at the dealer, just put the acid inside, mounted it to the bike and went off - no damage and long troublefree battery life.
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