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Old 05-10-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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990 adventure sparking!

Hi,
When I disconnect or connect my battery I get a spark and and slight tingle like an electric shock, surely it's not normal?
I've also had the same thing of the live terminal post when working close to it.
I think I need a new battery?
Any help/suggestions would be really appreciated, had a look on google and can't find anyone with similar problems.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:24 AM   #2
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It's normal. Your clock and other electrical components are turning on.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:39 AM   #3
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It's normal. Your clock and other electrical components are turning on.
Normal to get a shock from it? It sparks as I screw the terminals to the battery.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:21 PM   #4
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Check cables going to starter relay, had a cable go bad from rubbing on the frame.

Noticed it when washing the bike and it started sizzling and smoke coming from around the battery area since the water caused it to short out.

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Old 05-10-2015, 01:05 PM   #5
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the "shock" you feel may just be static discharge

rapid ion exchange
nothing to be alarmed about
it just means you are a very negative person
cheer up
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:06 PM   #6
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the "shock" you feel may just be static discharge

rapid ion exchange
nothing to be alarmed about
it just means you are a very negative person
cheer up
Haha, I will remember to be in a positive mood next time I work on the bike, maybe beer will help?
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