I pulled the left side plastic again and measure the various key-off currents:
Motronic/Fuse 5: 0.8 mA
RID/Fuse 3: 1.5 mA
ABS: 0.3 mA
Kisan SignalMinder: 4.7 mA !!
Total: 7.3 mA
Total w/o Kisan: 2.6 mA
I'm going to check with Kisan and as if that's the correct stand-by current.
The Oilhead one is mounted just below the windscreen, top of the dash. Can't find a better photo See airhead shot for detail.
Both bikes have Odyssey batteries. The airhead is about to get a new adjustable regulator which I will adjust up to 13.5V for better Odyssey charging en route. The oilhead gets plugged into an approved Odyssey charger periodically to keep it up to snuff.
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MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
'81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT
Looks like it will be a while before I ride. Pulling fuses 3 and 5, and the Kisan Signal!inder will drop the total Standby current to 0.8 mA. That will leave me with a discharge rate of about 1% per week.
A quick update: Heard back from Kisan about the SignalMinder SM-5 flasher. The key off standby current is just a little under 5 mA, which effectively triples the standby current drawn by the motorcycle. They have to keep it powered so that the Hazard flashers work with the key off.
Since pulling the Kisan and fuses 3 & 5, six days ago and thereby dropping the standby current to 0.8 mA for the ABS input, my PC680 battery voltage has remained constant at 12.84V. This means no need to keep it on a tender or trickle charger.
Now I know what my winter wiring project is going to be!
'04 R1150RT - Metallic Titan Grey
'04 R1150R - New Life in Virginia
Happy NY Roger,
When is the last time you needed, I say needed, to use the hazard lights on your motorcycle?
It was July 2, 2012 when the in-tank fuel hoses burst, without warning, in the high-speed lane, Rt. 93N, going 75 MPH and having to negotiate from the left-hand lane in heavy traffic, four lanes to the right to an exit, without power, hazard lights on (as if that matters at that point).
R1150RT Fuel System Failure
I thought I'd take a moment for a long term follow up report. Since my 6 full discharge, 6 proper recharge cycles, I had a couple months of riding before we got shutdown by real winter--ice, snow temperatures between -10F and 30F for the most part.
As a result, I "winterized" my battery by giving it a full charge (per Odyssey procedure) and then pulling Fuses 3 & 5 and the Kisan signal minder. That drops my parasitic current with the key off to 0.3 mA. The result is that my battery voltage has dropped about 40-50 mV per week. At that rate it would be able to sit for a couple months and still start the bike. However, I have topped it up once a month when the voltage gets to about 12.65V.
Charging to 100% not only made starting better, it also has made it easier to store.