Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pacific Northwet, WA, USA
Re: Won't Do THAT Again!
I have had two things drain the battery: trunk light, and parking light.
I had a Gold Wing before the LT, and on the Wing the most counter-clockwise position was locked and off. On the LT, that's the second to the last position -- the last one leaves a small bulb in the headlight assembly on. I asked the DW for a bottle of cheap red nail polish and painted a line on the ignition switch where the key slot should be when it's really off. That's saved my bacon a couple of times.
I've also found during the winter with the radio, grip heat, seat heat, and aftermarket lights all on, after a week of 10 mile each way commutes, the battery was dragging. An overnight session on the Battery Tender brought it back to snuff.
If you look at the map and don't care where you are, you're not lost.