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Day two of riding when my bike cycled power on me and had smoke coming from under the seat. I pulled it off and found this. It looks like the dealer may have had issues getting the positive terminal to fit properly with the battery tie down (??? metal bracket that runs over the top of the battery), so they may have tried to bend it. I think that's why it looks cracked. None the less, the close proximity of the terminal to the bracket caused it to arc through the insulation and melt everything seen here. I'm hoping this is an isolated incident and my dealer is the one to blame, but I'd recommend everyone to check their batteries just in case. I know I read somewhere here about stalling issues, this may be to blame because that's exactly what happened when I discovered this. The bike cycled power and stalled out. Power came back and it fired right back up. I would have never noticed if it was for my friend telling me I had a puff of smoke coming out from under my seat.