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I was installing a battery tender lead on my 2 week old 2022 GTS SuperTech today and, when reattaching the negative terminal, I noticed a white powdery substance all over the negative terminal. Not sure if it's on the positive terminal too.

This seems…concerning. Why is my battery already corroded? Is it a problem with the battery, the scooter, or both? I know you can clean the terminals, but should I take it back to the dealership to see why it's happening?
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Is this your first scooter or your first powersport of any kind? This is both common and no special cause for excitement. Clean off the white powder with a little white vinegar and coat the terminals with a bit of dielectric grease. They will be fine - as will your scooter.
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Dooglas wrote:
Is this your first scooter or your first powersport of any kind? This is both common and no special cause for excitement. Clean off the white powder with a little white vinegar and coat the terminals with a bit of dielectric grease. They will be fine - as will your scooter.
Thanks for the reassurance. This isn't my first two-wheeler, but I don't know much about batteries just yet so it was a little alarming at first glance. Do you know why it happens? I had a motorcycle for close to 2 years before my GTS and never saw any corrosion on the battery terminals.
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strawberrysoda wrote:
I was installing a battery tender lead on my 2 week old 2022 GTS SuperTech today and, when reattaching the negative terminal, I noticed a white powdery substance all over the negative terminal. Not sure if it's on the positive terminal too.

This seems…concerning. Why is my battery already corroded? Is it a problem with the battery, the scooter, or both? I know you can clean the terminals, but should I take it back to the dealership to see why it's happening?
Bought a wire brush and some dielectric grease to clean the terminals. You learn something new every day!
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The terminal not the battery. It's called oxidation.
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Is it an unsealed battery?
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