Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Re: Fried Starter Relay and Dead Battery
Good job Brian, stories like yours make me want to try more and more on my bike.
On a side note, just did a mini tech talk at the local dealership. They said a battery can loose 2% of its charge a day due to parasitic draw from the bike. Starting the bike takes a big draw from the battery that is not quickly replaced by the bike while riding. They said the bike really needs to run at 4K RPM for like 10-15 minutes to replace what start up took from the battery. Stop and go traffic, heated gear etc all add to this time. My commute is 30 minutes long on the highway, so I know my battery is generally good by the time I get to work, but I still turn off a heated gear, seat etc when I leave the highway and start through the city streets to help the battery out. Just food for thought.
Again, good job!!
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