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  • Offline jordbarnet   us

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    Battery that I keep draining
    on: Mar 30, 2016, 03.41 am
    Mar 30, 2016, 03.41 am
    I have a horrible habit of leaving the motorcycle "clicked too far" to the left, past off, thereby draining the battery.    I just "resurrected" the battery with the charger again - probably the third time this year - and at least 9 or so times over the three years I have had the motorcycle. 

    At what point will I have "destroyed" or damaged the battery?   Does anyone else have this horrible habit?   Wish there was a low buzzer to warn that the key is in the accessory mode position.

    Thanks in advance for any answers

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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2016, 04.05 am
    Mar 30, 2016, 04.05 am
    Cant say how long your battery is going to last, but just turn the key one click. My ignition switch has a pretty good click (very pronounced) that I feel for each position, so just one click does it for me. Also, even thou I park my bike in the garage, I remove the key from the ignition. If I can remove the key, that tells me its off because in the accessory position it cant be removed.

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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #2 on: Mar 30, 2016, 04.15 am
    Mar 30, 2016, 04.15 am
    Maybe that really is the solution.   I tend to leave the key in the ignition when the bike is in the garage.     

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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #3 on: Mar 30, 2016, 06.20 am
    Mar 30, 2016, 06.20 am
    To clarify - there is NO "Accessory Position" on the Trophy Ignition Switch.
    There are 4 positions : ON / OFF/ LOCK / PARK.

    The Key can be removed in any of the OFF, LOCK or PARK positions.

    The PARK position - fully counter clockwise, leaves front and rear Parking lights ON )
    but can only be accessed after depressing the key into the lock from the OFF position,
    and then past the LOCK position.

    If you don't feel the need to LOCK the handlebars when you leave the Trophy in your garage,
    develop a habit of pulling gently on the key as you turn the Ignition from ON to OFF,
    and the key will come out, without rotating past OFF to LOCK and then PARK  :028: 



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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #4 on: Mar 30, 2016, 06.23 am
    Mar 30, 2016, 06.23 am
    Also depending on which way you depart the bike.... just look back and check if the park lights are on... if they are go back and turn them off...
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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #5 on: Mar 30, 2016, 07.34 am
    Mar 30, 2016, 07.34 am
    *Originally Posted by jordbarnet [+]
    At what point will I have "destroyed" or damaged the battery? 
    Such motorcycle batteries are NOT designed for deep discharges. The more it is discharged, and the deeper the discharge, the more the battery is destroyed. Don't leave it discharged, recharge at a couple of amps ASAP. What happens, is the battery will not last as long as a battery that has not been misused. Also, it might not hold a charge as long. How long it will last has too many variables to determine, but most likely, it won't last as long as mine (not misused and my 2013  TTSE still has the original battery).

    I too often keep the key in the ignition, but I have a habit of taking the key out and back in, just as Coconut mentioned.

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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #6 on: Mar 30, 2016, 09.31 am
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    I dunno what insurance companies are like in other countries but if you leave the ignition key in the vehicle and it gets stolen, they won't pay out here in the UK.

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    Re: Battery that I keep draining
    Reply #7 on: Mar 30, 2016, 01.34 pm
    Mar 30, 2016, 01.34 pm
    First of all - everyone who has helped me on this so far  - A BIG THANK YOU!

    New question - So the battery was just replaced at a local battery shop.   Now the Check engine light is on.    The bike just underwent its 10,000mile inspection.    Any ideas?   The light wasn't on until the battery drain and trickle charge over night to get the bike up and running to get to the battery store.

    Thanks in advance!
    Jordan

     



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