Originally Posted by RedMenace
if you get stuck with low juice, pull the fuses to your light circuits before trying to start the bike. If you haven't got the option of shutting off your lights add a cut out switch. Less load on your week battery gives you a better chance of starting. being able to run for a bit without lights will give you a chance to charge up a low battery even at low rpms. I do this with my Tiger, specially when it is cold out. I realize the Germans do some crazy things with thier wiring schemes, so you may not have these options...
Yep- another option is to look for the male/female connector that a lot of bikes have in between the headlight and wiring harness, and just unplug that. The taillight will still draw a little current, but its usually a little more accessible than the fuse box.