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    Milliamp draw

    Can anyone tell me how many milliamps my bike should draw off the battery with the key off?

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    Welcome to the site TDubLady. IMO it should not draw any. Mark

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    If not zero, next to nothing.

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    If it isn't Zero your battery will be dead in a week or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlong View Post
    Welcome to the site TDubLady. IMO it should not draw any. Mark
    Thank you! I was afraid that would be the case. Guess I'm tracing wires next

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    I have to ask if you have a USB port wired in? If so, and it still is powered with key 'off', it will kill your battery. Don't ask me how I know..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDubLady View Post
    Can anyone tell me how many milliamps my bike should draw off the battery with the key off?
    As others have said, the T-dub has NOTHING to draw current when turned off if you have not added hard wired accessories. However, if the terminals and/or top of your battery has any corrosion, some current can leak from positive to negative.
    Check and clean with bicarbonate of soda if necessary.
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    One way to help find the cirucuit that is drawing power: One at a time, pull out a fuse. Keep track where you start, and how you progress. When the fuse is out, check your current draw. If it doesn't change [could be more than one drawing current], put it back in and move on to the next fuse.

    Sometimes the draw is not on a fused circuit. But try them. Also, anything else that you can simply unpluge from the fuse panel, if the fuse method doesn't locate it, can be disconnected too.

    Good luck. Oh, and what the others said here is good advice too. Electrical gremlins can be complex. The key to finding them is taking your time when testing, and keep track of results.
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    So…after unplugging and replugging all my connections with the meter hooked up, (which was a good thing to check anyway-I had some loose connections and crumbly clips) we have now decided there's a distinct possibility my battery went whacky.
    It's been sent to be tested and my replacement will be here Tuesday. We'll hope it works.
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