What do you mean "whatever you're doing is wrong"?? Battery acid stains are commonplace on bikes with lead acid batteries and the same can be said for cars. That's why acid based bike batteries use drain hoses- to vent gas or acid should it boil over or need to vent. If a careless person should route the hose incorrectly, leave
it off altogether, or pinch the hose so it can't drain or vent that's one thing, but it's not a likelihood with Li bats, and I've never heard of a bike/racecar lithium battery exploding and burning someone's cojones off. have you?? You want to use acid based batteries, more power to ya! go at it.
Hold on a minute there Bille,
There is NO breather tube on my battery- NOT lithium either.
The MF stands for Maintenance Free Battery.
As I said, mine weighs 5.5#'s.
Service manual states it is an 'MF' battery
'BATTERY • The MF battery used in this motorcycle does not require maintenance (e.g., electrolyte level inspection, distilled water replenishment). • During normal charging, no hydrogen gas is produced. However, if the battery is overcharged, hydrogen gas may be produced. Therefore, be sure there are no fire or spark sources (e.g., short circuit) nearby when charging the battery. • Be sure to recharge the battery in a well-ventilated and open area. • Note that the charging system for the MF battery is different from that of a conventional battery. Do not replace the MF battery with a conventional battery.'
So, no spilling on the acids, unless it was broken open?
ON my previous bikes years ago, they all seemed to have breather tubes, etc.