because when you have a shorted plug wire it tends to take ALOT of juice to try and fire that cylinder because of the short. It wont drain the battery right away but can take a few days (in my case 2-3 cause of how often I started and stopped the bike). My bike has 2 wires which makes it difficult. Something like your car that has 6 cylinders isnt gonna matter much battery wise because 5 are still starting not requireing much battery power. with my bike that short was causing my system to not get enough power to be able to charge the battery fully because it was constantly sending EXTRA volatage to that wire because of the short. I am having a hard time explaining what I mean so hopefully I didnt confuse you lol.coffee_brake wrote:Good on ya FRA...don't be afraid to get in there and start checking connections yourself. The Intruder is a remarkably durable and simple bike. Oh, do I have stories of what I unintentionally did to that poor machine and it STILL ran great all the time...I bet if you can meet some other riders and find some good folks to run with, bikers tend to help out other bikers.
Ofblong---bad plug wire draining the battery? I have never heard of this. How does something like this happen? Could you tell us more about this?