Well here is my problem, when I shut the bike off something is remaining energized. The only way I can keep it from killing the battery overnight is to disconnect the battery.
Here is what happens: I drive the bike, I get to my destination, I turn off the bike, The bike shuts off as normal but, the oil pressure light comes on, If if put the kick stand down the kick stand indicator comes on, (I know that it should come on. I only mention it to show that other systems seem to be operating normal) If I put it back up it goes out but the oil light remains on.
When I start the bike the oil light goes out as it should.
I am sure there is more but I have not seen it as of yet. I feel there is a relay that either is not releasing or that the ignition switch is somehow not operating right and is keeping something on.
Has anyone seen this before? Does anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this problem? I am looking for a direction as this weekend I will be pulling the faring and starting to get it fixed.
OK I spent a few hours this weekend checking out this issue. I pulled every single relay I could find up front behind the faring and nothing turned out the light. So I went to the fuse box. I did not want to go here because each fuse covers so many things. But in any case when I pulled the "H/L" fuse the light went out. Put fuse in and back on, out and back out. Now the owners manual indicates that the "H/L" fuse is for the "Headlight Hi/Lo and high beam indicator light.
Well at this time I still had the faring off the bike so no feedback from the headlamp assembly was possible. What are the chances that the indicator in the dash is the culprit. I have never removed the instrument cluster before so is there anything I should be aware of before doing it?
Highly unlikely that the instrument pod. Is shorted inside but with everything mechanical anything is possible ,,,it may be a pinched or crossed wires shorting in the plug right by the pod
I doubt it is inside the cluster but testing that is near impossible. as it would be the source and the product of the failure. I will be testing more this weekend. Going to get an exact amp draw and then see how much of that is being pulled through the cluster. If the pull exceeds what the cluster is pulling the error should be elsewhere.