Bike was dead; now alive
So today, I take off work to ride the bike. I go through the motions of starting her up; and nothing. I see if any lights come on; nothing, nothing, nothing. I was feeling pretty mad. So, before my questions, I did get the bike started, after a jump. I also installed a trickle charger for "just in case". I've only had this bike for 6 days. So here are my questions:
1. One person said that if the side stand makes contact with concrete floor, the battery grounds and discharges. He suggested that I use a plastic puck to prevent this. Is this true?
2. After starting it and riding for a while, I shut it off and it cranked back up. As I went to put the cover on, I noticed that two small lights in the front were on. I don't understand, I thought the kill switch off and ignition lock and off stopped all electrical power? Now that I think about it, this could have very well been why the battery died in the first place.