Mechanic tested the battery by shorting it

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  1. hs0zfe

    hs0zfe Ol'Timer

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    Sparks were flying, the battery became very hot.

    I might as well throw it away now - right?

    Q2: Before charging it, the neutral LED would dim and there was only a click to be heard. The starter motor wouldn't engage. Sounds like a dead battery. Maybe the starter motor relais needs replacing?

    Bike: 1991 Africa Twin, model RD04

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  2. sinclair1969

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    I don't think the battery will be destroyed if it is shorted for a moment, although not the right way to test it I think it should be OK.
     
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    This is known as a drop test and is normal, in the uk we have a guage to test if the battery holds charge ,and yes it is a form of shorting it out,
     

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