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Old 11-12-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Talking Leakage of battery when in sidestand?

My bike Honda-Activa has selfstart which works with the help of battery.Does putting side-stand in my bike cause leakage of battery power?Sidestand means the single rod at the bottom of bike which is used to position it on the ground when its not moving.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:57 AM   #2
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Yes, when the bike is leaned over for long periods of time, the electrons in the battery can leak past the battery top and flow down the side of the bike, along the kickstand rod, and into the ground. A good way to prevent this from happening is to carefully seal the top of the battery with Saran Wrap or a similar plastic coating. Wax paper does not sufficiently insulate the battery, but a cut-up Hefty garbage bag will do in a pinch. Use plenty of tape around the bottom of the plastic to seal in battery freshness.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:24 AM   #3
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It's no more likely to leak than a car battery is when parked on a hill.

You're lucky Ken didn't advise you to soak it in lukewarm salt water.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:44 AM   #4
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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The best thing to do is cut up an old bike tire "Jesus Sandle" style and afix it to the bottom of the kick stand or "positioning rod". This forms a good solid insulating barrier between the bike and ground virtually eliminating any electron leakage.

Be sure you use a m/c or bi-cycle tire as car tires have steel belts in them and have been known to act as lightening rods in inclement weather.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:03 AM   #6
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The best thing to do is cut up an old bike tire "Jesus Sandle" style and afix it to the bottom of the kick stand or "positioning rod". This forms a good solid insulating barrier between the bike and ground virtually eliminating any electron leakage.
This is an excellent idea! If he shapes the Jesus sandal right, he can easily pour the electrons back into the battery if needed.

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Old 11-13-2009, 10:23 AM   #7
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MOFOs: Honest, we really ****ing give a ****.

I think the Duke-ster should create that bumper sticker for his loyal forum members!
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:26 AM   #8
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I think the Duke-ster should create that bumper sticker for his loyal forum members!
20% of the proceeds from bumper sticker sales will go to the Klazy Ken Legal Defense Fund (LLC).
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:18 PM   #9
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I take these things called Oxybutynin that stops me from leaking...well most of the time anyway. Maybe drop some in the battery? That along with some (ahem) Pep Boys Pure as Gold and you've got it...
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:31 AM   #10
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if the mufler bearings and piston return springs are safely removed and winter air added to tires the battery should be safe, however IF battery leaks down sidestand into Jesus sandal drink it, remove the 710 cap and piss into the crankcse
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