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A friend bought this bike and has a starting problem . He has to jump start it frequently , it has a new battery and the starter seems to work fine . He would like to know if the digital info system on the tank should shut off when the bike is not running . His flashes when the ignition is turned off . Is this normal ?? We do plan on pulling the starter to clean the brushes and internal parts when it warms up a bit . Any other sugjestions ??
 

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Hi, it is normal for the trip computer to be 'on' when the bike is switched off. And yes it will drain the battery!. Either disconnect the computer (plugs underneath) or use a battery mate which will keep the battery fully charged all the time. If the starter motor is working fine then don't touch it. If it aint broke don't fix it.

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Les
 

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As stated there is a small "parasitic" drain on the battery caused by the travel computer memory requirements when the bike is off. In summer tempconditions, the battery should last about 3-4 weeks without needing to be charged. Wintertime, about 2 weeks. That's why it's good to have a maintenence charger hooked to it when not riding.



Also, if you're not using a gel cell type battery, keep a close eye on the electrolyte level and make sure it's full!



Good luck with her!!
 
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