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    battery acid on frame

    Bike fell over. No damage but it appears the screws were not tight on the battery filling ports. I didn't notice that acid had leaked down the side of the frame and over the swingarm. it's just cosmetic but if this post is correct it doesn't seem there is much that can be done to easily restore the finish.

    On the relatively flat surface of the swingarm it had formed a crusty lump. Removed it with some vinegar but the finish is visibly marred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattology View Post
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    Indeed. A good reason to use a different (sealed) battery than OEM.

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    Thats why i have gone the LiPo route

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmatelot View Post
    Thats why i have gone the LiPo route
    Indeed. At a minimum this should serve as a warning to check that the fill ports are screwed down tight. Mine were loose when I purchased the bike.

    Supposedly there is something called "brush anodizing" that can be used to perform spot repair of damaged anodizing.

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