Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You are right. There is very little parasitic drain on the motorcycle battery. Just the clock, and that is minor. (I don't know if any of the electronics are drawing anything...I don't think so.)
One thing that tends to harm our batteries is that the earlier years Stroms keep the two headlights on while starting the engine. If the battery isn't fully charged, it may be drawn down then. If the ride isn't long enough to fully recharge the battery, it'll eventually be discharged too much, and this shortens the battery life.
Sitting for a month is a prudent rule of thumb. Longer than that, and you're probably money ahead to use an automatic trickle charger.
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