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I bought this battery:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170457908669&viewitem=

It arrived with the box wet in a corner and there was sticky material covering the battery. I thought it was leaking so emailed the seller asking for a replacement/refund and he responded:

"Sorry for the inconvenience, the battery has most likely been over filled. The battery should still be in working order unless there is physical damage done to the battery. If you wipe off the battery you have and put it on a quick 30 min charge it should take care of the problem.

Thank you!

TBG"

Is this correct?
 

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I assume then that it came filled?

If so, tell the seller that you want a refund... if it supposed to be sealed its NOT supposed to leak.

Thankfully for you it was on eBay so if he says no then you can have his balls on a string - false advertising.
 

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not all batteries.. even sealed ones are filled and sealed before shipping. i purchased a 0 maintenance yuasa from the dealer, but filled it myself. its just that once you out the cap on your not able to take it off without causing some damage to it.
 

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I'm still confused as to whether my battery was damaged/faulty or it just leaks sometimes and it shouldn't leak anymore and I should actually just wipe off the acid and install it.
 

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If it was filled and sealed by them it should not have leaked and IMO you should return it.

However, it should be fine if you clean it and put it into service... but there are no guarantees that the battery is actually sealed and has the right amount of acid.
 

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I just installed the battery in my bike because he let me keep the battery with a refund. its charged and starts my bike up well.


I'm worried about it leaking and corroding my bike though. Should I check it after every ride to see if there's leaking?
 

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Is there any way I can wrap my battery with something that's corrosion proof to prevent leaks from doing any damage if it does in fact leak?
 

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I just installed the battery in my bike because he let me keep the battery with a refund. its charged and starts my bike up well.


I'm worried about it leaking and corroding my bike though. Should I check it after every ride to see if there's leaking?
Dude that happened to me. On my 04 R6. The battery started leaking acid and dripped all over my swing arm. It only took one commute to work to drip a TON of acid on the swing arm and destroyed the paint. So checking it routinely may not prevent damage. It looked like hell. It only takes one drop being on the paint for a few seconds to ruin it so be aware of that.

If you even slightly suspect it might leak get a new battery IMO. Having that bubbly pealed away paint look on my swing arm was such an eye sore and it bugged me every time i saw it.

get one of these batteries ---> http://motydesign.com/ and you'll never look back. He comes highly recommended on this site and he is a personal friend so I can attest to his quality and performance.

Good luck man.


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Is there any way I can wrap my battery with something that's corrosion proof to prevent leaks from doing any damage if it does in fact leak?
thats only putting a band aid on the problem. Battery acid is nasty stuff and has a way of eating through anything. If you find a way to contain it and keep it in the battery tray then you've still got a battery sitting in a puddle of acid and thats not ideal either.

I know it sucks but your best bet is to just get a new battery.
 

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dont forget.. before handling the battery if its leaked, use a neutralizer and wear rubber gloves!!! baking soda will work.
 
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