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Re: CBR '02 954 Leak current
Sorry Bro, but finding out what other bike measures will not resolve your problem. If you tested following the manual, then you have a current leak. This is confirmed by the fact that the battery drains in a few days, a typical symptom of a current drainage. These are the two steps to follow:
1- test the charging system following the factory manual, only two parts and very simple to do. If there is a bad part, you found the problem.
2- if both parts test OK, then the current draw is somewhere else. This is the process to find the cause:
a) you want to isolate the different circuits, one at a time, and test the draw after each one is disconnected OR,
b) disconnect everything and start reconnecting one at a time and test the draw after each reconnection.
you can disconnect the circuits by removing their fuses.
this is an example of what you are looking for: (only an example)
lets assume there is a shorted lights switch
you removed the lights fuse and the current draw drops to normal, you know this is the circuit the problem is at. now you need to find the problem part. put the fuse back in and remove/or disconnect all lightbulbs and disconnect all switches, brakes, lights, all of them. test the current draw, A) if it is low, start connecting switches one at a time and testing the draw after each connection, then continue with the bulbs connection/installation and test after each one. if B) it is still high, the problem is on the wiring, on a new bike, and you have not played with the electrical system, this is a factory problem take it to the dealer. if you want to do it, you have to look for a pinched or crossed cable, to resolve, you have to follow the wiring diagrams in the manual, tracing all the light wires and testing them for ground/power.
it is not rocket science, just takes patience, detail, and some beers.
let me know what happens!