Chronic Parasitic drain and relay question
Maybe it's because I've owned it so long, but I've put more batteries in this bike than any other vehicle.
Decided this time to buy a Yasa as burning up Odyssey's were too expensive.
Well the Yuasa only lasted about a week and half (without tender I admit) before it was toast.
As I install another, I'm trying to figure out where the drain is. I had all positives on the terminal, and was testing the negatives (chassis ground NOT connected) for currrect draw. When I tested the negative for the driving lights, they came on. What? Key off and driving lights came on? I decided to connect everything else and leave the lights dark until I have more time to dig in.
After everything else, and chassis ground were connected, I touched the driving light ground to the battery and they did not come on this time.
Was the lack of chassis ground creating the problem, or is this some indication of a bad relay?
Joe Van Orsdol
'94 K75S for sale
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