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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow What's normal parasitic dain on a FI bike??

Just wondering what the normal parasitic drain of a fuel injected bike is. If I leave my bike sitting for about a week with out starting or using a trickle charger, I notice it cranks over slower which means the battery is being drained. Being curious, I busted out the Fluke and measured .02 amp current draw when the bike is off. I can see .02 amps slowly draining the battery. The owners manual does say, if you don't plan on riding the bike for 2 weeks to unplug the battery.

My bike is stock, no power commander etc. Though I do have an amplifier on it- it measured .02 milliamps- or practically nothing. Curious, I went through each fuse one by one and pulled them and could not find any particular source. Fortunately a bike is much less complex then a car though I didn't did into it past pullin the fuses.

So what is normal? PS, bike is 01 Honda CBR600F4i, fuel injected.

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I'm not sure what is normal but that is why msot use a battery tender! I know I ahve for nearly 10 years. If I'm not on it the battery tender jr is!




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I'm not sure what is normal but that is why msot use a battery tender! I know I ahve for nearly 10 years. If I'm not on it the battery tender jr is!
battery tender is a good thing either way i used on a 4 wheeler that was givin me trouble and havent had a prob. since and im gittin one for my bike 2
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I use a tender too and its fine using the tender. Just making sure my drain was not out of the ordinary.

I'm was thinking of getting a solar panel charger for when my bike is parked outside (its kept in a garage normally), though it may be unnecessary since I don't keep my bike sitting for weeks at a time outside.

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