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Old 02-05-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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Battery drain and LED's

I bought this 2009 zx-10 used. It has two seperate led's. By this I mean it has a switch for white leds and a switch for green leds. My question is what do I need to do to keep my battery charged. I have only been riding it every other week and the battery seems to die from time to time. also have gps on it. Any input would be appreciated.

Right now I just use a battery charger I bought at the motorcycle shop.

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Speaking from experience with LED's. They do not have a draw large enough to cause battery problems. 1. Your GPS might have a constant draw even when it's "off" or 2. You have a bunk battery. I own a business that sells and installs LED lighting and I leave mine on my bike on for hours at a time. Never have I had a problem. Oh and 3. You might have a bad alternator. I would start by checking the draw on the gps and also changing the battery. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:14 PM   #3
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4. Crappy install to power LEDs and GPS. I've seen plenty.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #4
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Would an aftermarket battery help? Maybe a reinstall of LED's with a remote?
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:34 PM   #5
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Would an aftermarket battery help? Maybe a reinstall of LED's with a remote?
What you need to do is find the source of the drain. A wire could be shorting out or like mentioned, the GPS is still drawing power. Go get your battery tested. Disconnect all the lights and GPS.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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Like they said sounds like your lights or gps is drawing direct current which you would need to change to a fuse able link to where they only draw power when the bike is on
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check draw and check charging system.
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Easy solution to both is pulling the fuse for both. Problem solved
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