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Author Topic: Battery drain hose  (Read 1186 times)

geoffbaker

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Battery drain hose
« on: March 14, 2008, 07:56:50 PM »
Hi guys,

Just got a new battery to replace the old one which wasn't holding much of a charge. The old one was a small sealed unit; the one I got from CMW is a larger, non-sealed type that comes with about 18 inches of clear plastic hose to connect the overflow drain to.

How should I route this tube on the bike? I haven't seen any instructions or photos on how others are doing it...

Thanks!

dogbone

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Re: Battery drain hose
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 08:38:48 PM »
mine was routed beside the swingarm . If'n (great word) it leaks on the paint, acid will eat it!
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Re: Battery drain hose
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 10:38:00 PM »
mine was routed beside the swingarm . If'n (great word) it leaks on the paint, acid will eat it!

I'm with DB. Route it to the place where output is least likely to touch *anything* (that's impossible, but it should be the goal).

Make sure it isn't crimped - and cannot get crimped.

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Re: Battery drain hose
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 01:04:36 AM »
I seem to remember that it is a very bad thing if battery acid is allowed to get on the chain. Acid will sure ruin any chrome it comes in contact with,too-for all these reasons I am a big fan of the AGM batteries.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 01:22:39 AM by jeep44 »
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