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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #20 on: 09 December, 2018, 02:05:23 AM »
Once you have it all sorted, if you are going to stay with the under powered OEM rated battery, upgrading to thicker cables, to & from the battery, has worked well for many  :031:
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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #21 on: 09 December, 2018, 02:26:02 AM »
TimBox and YD are spot on. 

Test amp draw, DC regulator test again.

Big battery is a huge plus. Mine's a 19 series about double stock CCA.
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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #22 on: 09 December, 2018, 08:13:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Hi Scott, good luck with it & please keep us informed as ya go.

You did say it's reading 14.3v at tickover, mine is approx. 13.5v at tickover & approx. 14.5v at 3,000rpm. I would check it at 3krpm, if it's 15v + could be as Tim mentioned. Don't try & start it with a low battery, Triumph sprags don't like that.
Shall give that a try buddy, thank you.

*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
For the reg/rec issue Im talking about, with ignition off,  you would put an ammeter in series on the neg side of the battery and see what amps drain you are getting, then just disconnect the reg/rec connector that goes into the bike loom and if the amps drop youve found it.
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*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
Once you have it all sorted, if you are going to stay with the under powered OEM rated battery, upgrading to thicker cables, to & from the battery, has worked well for many  :031:
Think were change to a bigger battery, and also may do the wire as well, thanks

*Originally Posted by indytiger1050 [+]
TimBox and YD are spot on. 

Test amp draw, DC regulator test again.

Big battery is a huge plus. Mine's a 19 series about double stock CCA.
Not to sound sily, but what is a 19 series battery ? Yuasa ?

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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #23 on: 09 December, 2018, 08:19:58 AM »
It's Lithium, which gives out 19AH, though I thought it was 16AH  :187:
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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #24 on: 09 December, 2018, 08:51:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
It's Lithium, which gives out 19AH, though I thought it was 16AH  :187:

Think i found the one, its a 16 in the title but is 19ah

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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #25 on: 09 December, 2018, 09:24:43 AM »
All going off on a tangent about the battery here. The problem is the drain on it.
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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #26 on: 09 December, 2018, 11:32:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
All going off on a tangent about the battery here. The problem is the drain on it.

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If your bike has a parasitic drain on the battery it won't matter what size battery is in there.

If you want more info on the 19 series battery mentioned, here is a link to another thread. :028:

https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,39294.0.html
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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #27 on: 09 December, 2018, 11:56:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
:0461:

If your bike has a parasitic drain on the battery it won't matter what size battery is in there.

If you want more info on the 19 series battery mentioned, here is a link to another thread. :028:

https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,39294.0.html

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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #28 on: 09 December, 2018, 12:00:16 PM »
While the bike was Off, we disconnected the Earth and put the Multimeter from the Earth terminal to the earth wire and it showed 0.002A.

We also disconnected the Live and put the Multimeter from the live terminal to the starter solinoid relay, on the Power wire and the starter feed wire and again it flicked from 0.001A too 0.000A.

We also noticed that the Reg/Rec got rather warm.

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Re: 2009 Tiger 1050 Battery Drain Woes
« Reply #29 on: 09 December, 2018, 02:07:45 PM »
2 Milliamps then, thats perfectly acceptable. When Ive seen the reg/rec go its more like 1 or 2 amps

Hang on, the reg/rec got warm without ignition on?

Oh, and my spare battery which I charged 2 weeks ago and has been just sat on the bench since is still showing 12.86v
« Last Edit: 09 December, 2018, 03:05:38 PM by Timbox »
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