Owners, desirers and news about KTM Super Twins
ryanclark111 wrote:Hoping to gain a bit of information from the group. I think I might have an electrical issue with my bike, it is often difficult to start on the cold mornings. I think the battery is draining while off. I have tested the charging, maintains about 14.4v across the rev range, so I think it is charging fine.
Bike is 2010 SMT, no additional electrical bits and pieces.
I have tested the bike for current draw. It is pulling about 45mA total when off, which sounds high to me but I can't find anything to compare with. This is made up of 20mA on the ACC1/Clock circuit and 25mA on the Ignition and fuel pump (every other circuit is 0). Does anyone know/have values for what the draw should be on these circuits?
The other issue is that my commute is quite short and it may not charge enough for the big draw from starting on cold mornings. But there isn't a whole lot I can do about that. I don't have a garage so there is no option to attach to a trickle charger overnight without taking the battery out.
oldf4rt wrote:I have a 2011 SMT. If I leave it a couple of weeks it won't start. If I keep the battery topped up it's fine. These bikes need maximum charge to start. With regular use it's OK.
Random00 wrote:Track down your draw with the fuses. Pull one fuse at a time until you find your draw current go down.
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