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Any History of DRZ's with dead short?

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I have a '07 DRZ-400S which I've owned for about a year and a half and every time I go to start it the battery is dead.

Do these models have a history of any type of short?

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How long do you let it sit? The best bet is to keep it on a tender.

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And yes, they do have a draw in the dash unit. Not a short per say but they will kill the battery.

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The first time it wouldn't start, it sat a couple of months, but the last two times were less than two weeks.

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Yeah, I figured the clock/dash would put a draw on it, but is it normal for the battery to drain that fast?

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Yup. Do some searches and check the FAQ. Test the battery and check out the "Free Power Mod"

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There is approximately a 2mA constant drain on the battery from the instruments and the voltage regulator. You have a 7 amp hr battery. A battery only works to about 1/2 capacity. So you have about 3 amps to loose until dead. It should be able to sit for 2 or 3 weeks but if the battey is old or weak (due to age and/or storage not fully charged) you will have a dead battery much sooner. The general advise is to keep the motorcycle on a battery tender to keep the battery up. If you want to test for current leakage, take a look at FAQ electrical troubleshooting for a procedure.

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