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    Re: Battery Draining

    Have you checked the voltage on the battery, not in the ski, given the same time frame?

    Dude, there comes a time when you need to tap out, for your own good.
    You've been given all the info you need, and you still can't figure it out. There's your sign.
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    Re: Battery Draining

    Quote Originally Posted by whazguude View Post
    Have you checked the voltage on the battery, not in the ski, given the same time frame?

    Dude, there comes a time when you need to tap out, for your own good.
    You've been given all the info you need, and you still can't figure it out. There's your sign.
    Why do you care? Was just keeping the people who have assisted in the loop -- I appreciate the time they have spent. #NoResponseNeeded

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    Re: Battery Draining

    Quote Originally Posted by whazguude View Post
    Have you checked the voltage on the battery, not in the ski, given the same time frame? .
    Yes, it holds charge. Held at 11.89 consistently for ~4 days. Was at 11.89 since it drained to that level prior to disconnecting (and I didn't recharge).

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    Re: Battery Draining

    If you disconnect the positive from the battery, and use your multimeter set on ADC (DC amps), connect one lead to battery + and the other to the disconnected positive cable you should be able to read any significant amp draw on the battery. If it is zero then I would assume that there is a problem with the condition of the battery itself. If it shows amp draw (current) then you will need to find the short
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    Re: Battery Draining

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyX2 View Post
    If you disconnect the positive from the battery, and use your multimeter set on ADC (DC amps), connect one lead to battery + and the other to the disconnected positive cable you should be able to read any significant amp draw on the battery. If it is zero then I would assume that there is a problem with the condition of the battery itself. If it shows amp draw (current) then you will need to find the short
    I've been doing this several times; yet today I borrowed a friend's Klein MM700 multimeter and was able to get a more detailed reading. Photo below shows a 0.07 drain.drain.jpeg

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    Re: Battery Draining

    There you have it. Now follow your first reply:

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    [...]just unhook one component at a time. When [you get 0.00 amp], you've found the culprit.
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    Re: Battery Draining

    Quote Originally Posted by jusdpomme View Post
    There you have it. Now follow your first reply:
    I may have found the culprit (see photo). The 3 pin connection with brown and black wires. I've looked up in the manual; yet unsure what exactly it is. Does this lead to a "coil"? connector.jpeg

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    Re: Battery Draining

    That leads to the stator, on the front of the motor. Open up the front cover and inspect, it may be obvious (oil or water corrosion) what is causing the short. I have seen several times where people have filled the front of the case with oil, confusing the inspection hole with an oil fill. There could be water intrusion damage as well, or even damage caused by a failed front seal or even a bendix spewing metal shavings.
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    Re: Battery Draining

    +1 with Jonny. Also if your rectifier is burned out your battery will back charge your charging coils (in the front of the engine) and run down your battery.

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    Re: Battery Draining

    Quote Originally Posted by ericstratton View Post
    +1 with Jonny. Also if your rectifier is burned out your battery will back charge your charging coils (in the front of the engine) and run down your battery.
    This sounds expensive...

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