Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Mystery draining battery
So my recently acquired 2009 Wee Strom has started a strange unsettling trend. I have had no problems with it, and I have been commuting 4 days a week on it, 26 miles each direction. Then, I went almost two weeks without riding (busted a turn signal, was waiting on parts). I had the ignition in the off position, not locked or in park. However, when I went to test the new turn signal, the battery was completely dead. I hooked it up to the battery tender, and got it charged up strong over the course of two days or so. I rode it to work and back once, no problems. I then went about four days without riding, and when I went to get on the bike this morning, it had enough juice to almost crank, but wouldn't turn over.
It seems like something is slowly draining the battery, but I can't imagine what. I don't have any accessories hooked up to drain it. I do have a tank bag with a BMW outlet and cig outlet, but nothing is connected.
Has anyone seen this, or ran across something that would drain like this?