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Rinkydink

I keep a bike cover on my F800ST and was wanting opinions on keeping a battery tender on it and the associated explosive gasses concentrating underneath the cover. Does anyone think this is a real problem?

 

Oops, this probably should've gone in the wrenching forum.

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upflying

No, aren't modern batteries sealed? Even if you have a wet cell battery, the 500milliamp Battery Tender won't gas the battery.

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Rinkydink

That's what I was thinking and just needed reassurance. Thanks.

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ShovelStrokeEd

Even if the battery were to outgas, the resulting gas, Hydrogen, would permeate through the cover in short order. In addition, free Hydrogen isn't going to hang around very long before combining with O2 in the atmosphere. Even if it does, you would still need an ignition source.

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boatzo

Linc,

 

AGM, GEL, & sealed lead acid batteries won't gas so you are OK. Wet cell batteries with filler caps will gas, but I doubt that you have one of those . :thumbsup:

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Rinkydink

Boatzo, I do have one of "those" on my /6 but it almost never sees a cover. Thanks

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Skywagon

I leave my charger on and I hike the cover up over the handle bar on the side.

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