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Waterproof Joint C?

I have this battery draw issue when my bikes is off. It's been going on forever, and its frustrated me to the point where I just unplug the battery at night.

Well I am going to be selling my versys soon, so it was time to take a hard look at it. Using a test light with the bike off, I was getting juice from the fan, the o2 sensor, and ecu fuses, as well as the main fuse. Looking at the wiring diagram, all of these lead at one point to "waterproof joint C."

What the heck is waterproof joint c? Could this possibly be my culprit? I have some more info, but this waterproof joint C thing is my best lead so far. Can anyone help me out?
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What you need is a dc ammeter, disconnect the battery and hook meter in series. Measure current, I can't remember but I posted in burnt stators, normal is around .007 amp ( 7 milliamp). Use your 12 volt light bulb tester , disconnect one post of the battery and put the tester between the battery and the battery connection, if you do have a problem, there may be enough leakage to power the bulb, if that is the case, leave connected and start pulling the fuses you say are live.You could have a key switch problem, look at the electrical drawing for your version and it shows what is powered with key off, I would suspect the voltage regulator brown wire being the culprit.

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What you need is a dc ammeter, disconnect the battery and hook meter in series. Measure current, I can't remember but I posted in burnt stators, normal is around .007 amp ( 7 milliamp). Use your 12 volt light bulb tester , disconnect one post of the battery and put the tester between the battery and the battery connection, if you do have a problem, there may be enough leakage to power the bulb, if that is the case, leave connected and start pulling the fuses you say are live.You could have a key switch problem, look at the electrical drawing for your version and it shows what is powered with key off, I would suspect the voltage regulator brown wire being the culprit.
That's a pretty nice method !

Have to remember that ...


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