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Old 11-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If I am not mistaken many modern bikes with computer controlled everything have a constant draw on the battery. And to your point, many have clocks these days.

My HD has a draw if the alarm is set. I've never bothered to check for current draw when everything is supposedly off. Never had the battery go dead while sitting.

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The only thing that I find in the info that came with the battery is a recommendation not to use chargers with a "high-volage ani-sulfation routine. Also a note not to use a charger with more than a 14.4 volt peak charge rate. The info says that a regular lead acid charger may other wise be used but of course they recommend their Shorai battery management charger

I just put it (the one I got for the '71) on a 2 amp charge for about an hour after unpacking it. I can foresee having to "top it off" occasionally due to the mandated "lights on" in FL and the marginal charging system that the '71 has.

As to how much drain will discharge the battery that will be determined on how big it is and how long it sits. I only mentioned my friend with his S Triple because that was causing him a problem and thought it might be pertinent to others.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I guess if you anticipate a few months of inactivity, it wouldn't hurt to disconnect the battery.
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