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Battery overcharging on a long drive the battery overcharged which caused it to expand this was a brand new battery

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You need to have the alternator and regulator checked by and motorcycle electrician.


hope this helps

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Almost always, overcharging would indicate a faulty voltage regulator or more specifically, shorted.  A shorted condition would not adjust to the need/status of the battery but supply to the battery an always maximum charging current, hence the overcharging.

On most versions, the voltage regulator would be behind the cover below the battery.

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