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I have had a issue with what I believe is the radio on my 2013 X-Country. I ride with music and have an I-Pod hooked up. I rode one day last month and not knowing when the next nice day would show up I shut off the I-Pod(which I never do in the summer) 3 days later I went to ride to work and the battery was completely drained. After I charged the battery and started the bike the radio would not recognize the I-Pod but is charging it. And still the battery is not draining(I have not left the I-Pod on or plugged in). Suggestions?
 

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Are you talking about the iPod battery or the bike battery?
 

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I have been having the same issue with my 2014 CC. intermittent though. iPhone charges but the radio does not recognize the IPhone sometimes. Bike battery not draining.


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Odd. I have left my iPod in the bike and it hasn't drained the battery. Is it original? Do you have any aftermarket USB ports installed? They will drain a battery even if nothing is plugged in. How's the starting performance - does it still turn over strong? I'm wondering if the battery is on its way out...
 

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Are the battery terminals tight? They do tend to loosen. How old is the battery? What does the voltage read at when the bike is sitting?
 

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It starts great now. I have a lithium battery I put in last summer. This only happened once, the only time I turned off the I-Pod while still plugged in. Now the radio will not even recognize the I-Pod and I get the green battery sign showing charging.
 

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I thought I read where the Vic's didn't like lithium batteries by someone here. Don't know, I don't have first-hand experience...
 

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I was seriously considering a Lithium battery, but after doing my due diligence and reading up on other that the mfr's hype, I learned there are a lot of things not to like about them. Such as; If your engine doesn't start on the first try, there may not be a second try left in the battery. There are more negatives, but that one was too much for me.
 

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While I have only had this one issue with the bike not starting. I strongly believe it was not the battery. I do believe the radio was trying to charge the I-Pod and drained the battery trying. I have not since had an issue with the battery. The only thing I have read about using the Lithium was maintainer that use a pulsating DC to charge can cause the battery to over charge causing the case to melt that makes the battery catch on fire.
 

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Hmmmm i work overseas, so my CCT is parked 6 months a year, so whenever i start the bike again the iPOD battery is completely empty, and will only be recognized after unplug and plug, no big deal

So i concluded that all stock USB ports are shut down & no power when ignition is off .... My gps system i took the power of that small light bulb in the headlight , so this also cannot drain , the stock sterio has no power when the ignition switch is OFF.

So this means your battery drains from something else, do you have a alarm system ? GPS ? Adisional USB ? Big Amp sterio hooked up by a mechanic ? Lizzerd lights from your battery ?

Andre using TaPaTaLk
 

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I would check from the USB port. Use a meter and check the draw without power on the bike. Walk back from there.

Simply pull the power wire off it and see if that really is the cause of the drain.

If it is, I would simply power it through a circuit that has a relay that will not allow power throughput until the key is on. Headlight bucket for one should have accessory wiring that will do that.
 
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