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95honda
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello! I recently purchased a 2008 1125r. I replaced the battery as the old one was toast. I checked to make sure charging system worked right, it does. I do notice there is drain that will take the battery down 1/2 volt in a day or so and it is coming from the "Ignition Key" circuit. When I pull that fuse, the drain goes away. This makes no sense as the schematic in the service manual shows it as a switch that is off or on... Has anyone found something else in that circuit that drains a small amount of current? If I can't figure this out, I am going to install a small switch to kill that circuit's power... Thanks in advance!
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Mhpalin
Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Use your kill button to shut the bike off then turn the key off this is a known issue
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95honda
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks, I will give this a shot! If it is the problem, does anyone know a permanent fix?
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Mhpalin
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I do believe if you can find a ex Buell dealer they can flash your ECM with the latest soft ware Myself I just use the kill button all the time even on my 09 that doesn't have that problem becomes a habit I started doing it on all my bikes lol.
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95honda
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The bike has the EBR ECM/ECU, not sure if that makes a difference...
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Joe7bros
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thought this was an issue with the instrument cluster, not the ECM/ECU?
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Mhpalin
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 06:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think you are right using the kill button does work been so long that I have seen this issue.Try the google feature at the top of the page should find all the info there.
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95honda
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, using the switch vs the key has stopped the battery drain. Weird, it makes no sense when you look at the schematic. Anyway, thank you for the tip!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It was a problem with the cluster on the '08s. I had an electrical problem similar. Got roasted by the local mod here for bringing up the electrical 'niggle' but in the end I was right.

Cluster was replaced with an '09 version and no problems since.....
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Thefleshrocket
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016 - 01:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Permanent fix is an '09 cluster. I got my '08's cluster replaced under warranty but that was back in '10--you're on your own sourcing one at this point.
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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 09:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bought a new IC w/the later software (6.2?) within the last year or so from lance651 at a discounted price. Good price, excellent service.

Check his eBay listings, or contact him directly here on the forum.

Incidentally, my '09 had an IC with 6.1 version software. The new one has 6.2.
I put the one with 6.1. on the '08, which had version 4.3 or something like that...

(Message edited by Panshovevo on December 04, 2016)
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95honda
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I paid $1500 for the bike. I am just going to use the kill switch for now. If it ever changes or gets worse, I'll look into a cluster. Thanks again for the tips guys!
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