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    Question battery dying

    So I'm an idiot. I tried to swap the starter button on my TE150i/150XC-W TPI with the kill switch so my son could have the button opposite the throttle body for faster dead engine starts in races. I had to extend the wire some so it would reach without over stretching. So I spliced the wires correctly, I think meaning black to black and red to red. However the battery will no longer hold a charge and is dying out after a few hours post riding. There are no obvious shorts, or bare wire to touch something but is that really the only thing it could be? The wire I used to splice in is slightly heavier gauge than the OEM wire, and I used some end to end connectors as opposed to just tying the wires together.

    Any thoughts on what it is?

    Thanks in advance...
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    Thats a strange one. The work you did is very hard to mess up. Somehow there is a parasitic load killing the battery. Easiest way to find it is to put amp meter in series with + of battery and disconnect things one at a time. Start with the parts you modded. Could be a bad starter sw bleeding power to the bars. Cam.

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    Iíve never understood why anyone would think having the starter button on the left side would work better for dead engine starts.

    With the button on the left you have to push the button and work the clutch lever at the same time.
    With the button on the right all you have to do is to push the button and roll the throttle on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KXcam22 View Post
    Thats a strange one. The work you did is very hard to mess up. Somehow there is a parasitic load killing the battery. Easiest way to find it is to put amp meter in series with + of battery and disconnect things one at a time. Start with the parts you modded. Could be a bad starter sw bleeding power to the bars. Cam.
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    Default Re: battery dying

    Hook a ohm meter to the switch and see if thatís the issue,

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    Default Re: battery dying

    Thanks all for the replies...sorry I took so long. Battery isn't the issue or at least pretty sure its not. I have a short somewhere and can't figure out where. The button will work on occasion but then doesn't. It is somewhere between the cylinoid (sp) and starter as I can hear the cylinoid clicking every-time I hit the button. I've tried removing tank and seat and pulling off ECU to trace wires but that bike is so packed in there, it's hard to tell where anything goes or where a rub spot/short could be...
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