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Battery blew up! Acid on the swingarm!!

Well not really, but that is what the dealer said would happen if I installed a smaller, lighter battery. The battery in question is a ytz7s as opposed to the larger heaver 12s'. I have heard of a number of RC riders doing the smaller batt mod to save weight, but have not seen a lot of feedback on how it starts the motor or issues with battery overheating/overcharging. Has anyone had or heard of one of these batteries blow up??
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The weight savings would be so minimal I don't think it's worth the trouble.. Eat one less brownie after dinner and you'll save the same amount of weight.
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Well not really, but that is what the dealer said would happen if I installed a smaller, lighter battery.
Your dealer is lying or he's just stupid. If it's a 12v battery it will not blow up. The bike will produce enough amprege to bring whatever 12 volt battery is on the system up to about 13.5-14.2 volts and then the overage is shunted to ground.

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