Battery Drain When Locked

NorazDad

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I have had an issue with the battery draining when I have locked my bike in the furthest position. I don't know what it is called but it activates a light that seems to suck enough juice out of the battery that the bike won't turn over. After my last encounter at the VA, I teach for Guitars for Vets, I inadvertently locked the bike in the "light" position and when I returned after an hour or so, the bike would not turn over. I borrowed a jumper device from the police, but it didn't work. Fortunately, I gentleman/vet came by and offered his assistance. We jumped the bike from his truck and after a few minutes of letting the battery juice up, it started. I did have to bring the first device back and I was very nervous when I had to shut the bike off to return the jumper. Fortunately, the bike stated with no issues. I have since decided to put the bike on a tender when I am not riding it. Anyone else with this issue?
 

Qship

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That's a "Park" position so the tail light and a small bulb in the headlight are lit to be visible at night. For short term only. The lock position should be the detent in the ignition just before the 'Park" position. That's how it is on my bike. Mine is not a Street Twin I realize but may be a Triumph thing.
 

Greyfell

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That's a "Park" position so the tail light and a small bulb in the headlight are lit to be visible at night. For short term only. The lock position should be the detent in the ignition just before the 'Park" position. That's how it is on my bike. Mine is not a Street Twin I realize but may be a Triumph thing.
That's what I found on my 1995 Thunderbird, but it was not true on the 2008 Bonneville that I sold.
 

ratdog71

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Sounds like you have a bad battery or a electrical short somewhere. On my street twin when I put key all the way to left to lock handle bars anti thief red light starts to blink ( turns off after 12 hrs or so) I can leave it for weeks with no problem not on a tender either! 12.6 v or so! Monitor your battery voltage to see if your battery is any good.
 
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