Mechanic tested the battery by shorting it

hs0zfe

Ol'Timer
Aug 31, 2009
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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

Ride to live, live to ride!

Chris
 

sinclair1969

Ol'Timer
Jul 11, 2010
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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.
 

DirtBikeMike

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Sep 1, 2009
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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,