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Check your antenna and ground. A search on this forum will describe how to dissemble it and check/repair.

Probably most static on AM vs FM?
 

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Check where the antenna connects to the base for corrosion. Cable to radio cracking/moisture issue.. possibility.

From my previous Motorola life, the majority of radio problems were either bad or corroded radio ground, bad battery connection (+ or - ) or component issue, in that order..
 

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+1 on what Dano said.

I checked mine last winter and put some lubricant on the base where the ground wire made contact and I coudln't believe how many station I was then able to pick up!
 

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Possible water/corrosion in the control head. Rubber buttons crack and water enters, ruining the unit. Gotta be that or the unit itself. Be aware of the issue with matching software when you replace it. Delayed feedback and parasitic drain both indicate it's not shutting itself down like it should. Try disconnecting the battery and then touch the cables together to discharge the memory. You might get lucky.
 

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Way, way back in the day, this was a recall situation on ole Toad ('99) and until the dealer could do the warranty work, I wuz advised to turn off the radio before turning off the bike. I don't remember the final fix - whether or not the radio wuz replaced or a software update. Butt the battery discharging stopped when I remembered to turn off the radio first. HTH.
 
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