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What is the easiest way to track down a ground short? I know this will be expensive to have mechanic do it and if my bike sits for more than a week the battery is dead. And yes ,already bought new battery so doubt it is that.
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Rattletrap, an easy way to check for an open circuit, (short to ground) is with a Test Light.
Remove the power feed (fuse, control module) from the suspected circuit.
Disconnect the load and connect one lead of the Test Light to battery positive voltage.
Connect the other lead of the Test Light to one end of the circuit to be tested.
If the Test Light illuminates, there is a short to ground in that circuit.
Hope this helps.
Mike U.
 

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So you think you have a parasitic power draw. In cars we've found them by hooking up a micro amp meter (on the battery), then start pulling fuses until you find one that drops the load by a large amount. That will tell you it's on that circuit. If you have pulled all fuses and still have the large draw, start looking for aftermarket hookups (usually what we'd find, ie. amp hardwired to power and draining battery, or similar). In fact normally it was something that was added, every once in a while we'd find a control module that wasn't going to sleep, like it should. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the info. I will try this once it is warm enough to work on my bike. Unfortunately don't have a garage and the shed is just to cold to start a new project.
i did install hogtunes amp and speakers last year but not sure how to hook it up other than the way it shows in instructions which is straight to the battery. any suggestions on how to do that to see if that solves the issue?
 

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Thanks for the info. I will try this once it is warm enough to work on my bike. Unfortunately don't have a garage and the shed is just to cold to start a new project.
i did install hogtunes amp and speakers last year but not sure how to hook it up other than the way it shows in instructions which is straight to the battery. any suggestions on how to do that to see if that solves the issue?
You can pull the fuse for the amp and see if that solves the problem. One question about the wiring on that amp. IIRC, there's two power leads, one to the battery and another to a switched power source to turn on the amp. That "remote on" wire isn't going to constant 12v power is it?
 

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You can pull the fuse for the amp and see if that solves the problem. One question about the wiring on that amp. IIRC, there's two power leads, one to the battery and another to a switched power source to turn on the amp. That "remote on" wire isn't going to constant 12v power is it?[/QUO

One goes to positive battery terminal one goes to the back of 12v power source(cigarette lighter).
 

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You can pull the fuse for the amp and see if that solves the problem. One question about the wiring on that amp. IIRC, there's two power leads, one to the battery and another to a switched power source to turn on the amp. That "remote on" wire isn't going to constant 12v power is it?
One goes to positive battery terminal one goes to the back of 12v power source(cigarette lighter).

You should be good on that then unless the short is in that CL circuit.
 
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