Battery charging only when lights on?
Bike 3AJ 1988 XT Tenere
I have a small earth leakage somewhere on the bike that drains the battery if left for a month or so. It's only 0.05Amp or 28.8KOhms, take your pick but annoying as hell. I think I'll just but a breaker switch in line of the ignition terminal. However I have always noticed that when riding by battery seems to go flat(ter) of it's own accord anyway. I ride with the park lights on thinking that the battery will charge quicker. Turns out during these tests that the battery only receives charge when the main lights are on.
Is this normal?