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??