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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Dozer720, Aug 13, 2015.
Have you been using the quick shifter at all?
After using it some the transmission seems better as well.
Make sure your chain is adjusted and lubed and be deliberate with that 5-6, 6-5 shift and it breaks in and you stop having to think about it. The false neutral goes away.
I have an electrical issue with my bike. Bike is pretty much brand new, installed the Aurora kit and a couple of extras. Headlights and turn signals connected via OEM connectors. USB charger via ACC1 (always on). It has an on/off switch and lights up when on. Positive it has always been off when the bike was sitting. Next I installed a powered holder for my Tablet, extra lights, heated grips. All powered via a PDM60. PDM60 starts with ignition after a set delay, so no power should be going to those devices when the bike is off.
The battery keeps going flat when the bike is sitting for some weeks. I have exchanged the battery for a new Lithium one to rule out the battery and save a couple of grams. I had measured twice for creeping currents but came up with nothing.
How would you go about identifying the issue?
PS: Not letting the bike sit a couple of weeks unfortunately isn't an option right now
usb charger is draining battery
His USB charger is the switched kind. I have several - likely a product from the same Chinese factory that supplies the globe - and it's never given me a discharge problem. But it could be bad. Mostly they fail by not working anymore; never heard of them not turning off.
The number of things you touched with the rally kit and PDM installation is actually kind of high. Start looking for a possible ground through a skived always-powered wire. It may be tiny if it takes weeks to drain the battery. The likely spot is in the crowded mess behind the headlights.
Or resign yourself to disconnecting the battery before storing the bike.
one way to find out, disconnect it and see
Yup, and if possible do a daily voltage check - after a few days the battery voltage would drop if it isn't the root cause. And lithium batteries hold voltage very, very well with no draw.
Would a trickle charger be a mistake? I have two huskies and I keep both on a trickle charger.
I have minimal electrical farkles (GPS cradle, upgraded fairing w/headlight) and I have to trickle-charge after 2 weeks.
CTek chargers work great.
Similar setup, except RADE/GARAGE tower - the USB will drain the battery in a few weeks when connected to always on. Changed it to the ACC2 (only on with a key as much as I don't like that because it does not allow me to charge phone when stopped) and the issue went away.
Proper way to do it using the SWITCHED power supply. If using the always-on power supply, you’ll certainly forget to switch off or unplug devices at the worst possible place and time.
Solution: ride more often!
2017 used the top 'enclosed' design, later years the bottom design, of which I've read the pins can break off. The 2020 SMC uses a new enclosed design, which seems to be the best if you're going to upgrade. In 2018 the roller arm/spring were also changed.
I switched from the 2017 star/roller/spring to the 2018 parts and shifting was improved a bit, however it feels like adding another couple thousand miles changed things (for the better) more.
Reason my 701 broke down is a broken valve spring. 2017 model, 16K miles. Seems to be a rare issue, which is surprising given the amount of endemic issues this engine suffers from.
Oasis tented camp, Cederberg, South Africa.
Sucks to hear.
One of those fluke happenings.
when you say creeping currents do you mean parasitic drain? it sounds like that what is going on
Looks like a sauna-
I wasn’t aware the 2020 701 supermoto had a quick shifter.
The false neutral’s that I’ve been experiencing, have been from 2nd to neutral, or 1st to neutral.