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  • Big Steve Posts: 587
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    10 Oct 2018 02:23 PM
    My bike (Ridden daily) was dead flat one morning. It ended up being moisture in the data port plug.

  • PaulT Posts: 114
    Stock Poster PaulT
    11 Oct 2018 03:18 PM
    Well since it was in the workshop a month ago its still starting fine but the last two times its taken a good 6 weeks for the problem to arise again. Its really wet here in Brisneyland just now so the bike might sit for a couple days. We'll see how the battery handles that. If it does it again I might have to go to HD Australia, I guess that's the next stage?
  • me_ashman Posts: 118
    Stock Poster me_ashman
    11 Oct 2018 08:10 PM
    I reckon it's just the alarm system... It's power hungry. Either ride your bike more often (not just start it)or completely disconnect the battery until you're gonna ride it. Mine drains in 2 weeks of left connected or if I disconnect the battery lasts easily over a month or 2. 
    Can't compare it to the other bikes I've owned as they all didn't have an alarm system hence they lasted months in storage.

  • Baloffski Posts: 1257
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    11 Oct 2018 08:14 PM
    Never had a drama utilising trickle power, except very obvious issue. Regulator or such. Not that dear, for piece of charge.
  • PaulT Posts: 114
    Stock Poster PaulT
    11 Oct 2018 11:22 PM
    I've had a Street bob and a Vrod both in the past with the alarm systems and this never happened to them. Out of the 35 odd bikes Ive owned over the years I've never had this problem. My Triumph Rocket 3 was hard on batteries but that was 18 months or so into the battery's life and it was cranking a 2.3 liter engine.
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