dented battery

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by flyin64, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. flyin64

    flyin64 Member

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    is this dent too bad to use this battery?

    mr clumsy dropped it. its opposite the neg terminal

    thanks in advance

    mark
     

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  2. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Ummm that's kinda risky. First off you may have damaged the integrity of the case which could lead to a leak. But even more so you may have damaged the interior plates which could lead to all kinds of problems either immediate or down the road.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I would not chance it, like Dave said you may have internal damage, this would leave you stranded or worse a shorted battery can explode
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Agree on both counts. Replace it to be safe. Have you ever seen what the acid can do to a bike? Not a pretty site at all.
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    You betcha, replace it.
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  6. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

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    Like Glider said the battery acid can be nasty. When I purchased my bike the previous owner did not properly maintain the battery and it had leaked acid all over the tray. This of course led to rust and all sorts of other problems. I had to spend some time last winter stripping and refinishing the tray and a few other things. Not fun, do yourself a favor and get a new battery. It's really not worth the risk.
     
  7. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    Doesn't look that bad to me but it might be a different story if it was my bike. But if it fits in the battery box seems like it would never move again.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If it were mine i would replace it in the bike but if the battery still held a charge i would keep it for the times i need a 12v power source around the shed

    Brian
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for replace...acid fumes can be explosive, if there's a crack. That would be much worse than fixing acid corrosion...
     
  10. biscuit

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    That's a great idea.I have a couple of old batteries that are connected to my 'c tek' chargers and they are perfect to run my 12v compressor when i check tyre pressures on 3 bikes and 4 cars.I've long given up using foot or hand pumps---