GL1800 current drain


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francisb
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Motorcycle: 2006 GL1800

GL1800 current drain

Postby francisb » Sun May 22, 2011 2:31 am



Hi..My first post..Just bought a 2006 GL1800...Had radio running all morning while fitting my GPS yesterday...when went to start bike, the battery was flat...jumper lead started and all good...however tests today shows that on ACC, with everything off (on screen has clock, odo and trip only) there is a current drain of 1.45amps...seems high to me. Found that when I removed the "radio/cb/flasher 20amp fuse the current drain goes down to 60ma...no display showing...so the drain is coming from this circuit. The questions are...
Is this normal...??
When you select, say the CB, does that just select the input...? so maybe the CB is powered all time..??
Any help appreciated...
Magic bike compared to my old GL1500...
Francis (New Zealand).



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FlyBoy2121
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Motorcycle: Honda GoldWing
Gl 1800 2003

Re: GL1800 current drain

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:32 pm

I francisb

First you will recharge the battery, with a good charger.

When the battery is full charge, you will check the voltage.

the battery must have a minimum of 12.5 volts or more, very important.

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wingfart
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Motorcycle: 2007 gl1800

Re: GL1800 current drain

Postby wingfart » Sun May 22, 2011 7:02 pm

Normal drain on the battery with the key turned off is about 5 ma. This assumes nothing was added to the stock bike. On Acc what you measured seems about normal. I think all the functions such as CB etc funnel thru the radio amplifier, so selecting CB shouldn't change it very much.

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FlyBoy2121
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Gl 1800 2003

Re: GL1800 current drain

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:33 am

I wingfart

For my GoldWing I have a maintenance charger still plugged in, but by a friend I know that if you leave your GoldWing not used for some time the battery is empty.

If the battery in your GoldWing empties too quickly, you have a problem, but one should not forget that this battery has not the capacity that an automobile.

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