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Question 2017 R3 - Headlight and USB charger switch help

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I own a R3 2017 model, my bike battery keeps draining and I'm looking to replace the stock battery with new one, also I guess the battery drains off due to load that it supplies while cranks the ignition and I've a USB that is directly connected to battery.

Any suggestion on putting a switch to the headlight and USB charger is much appreciated.

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A USB charging port shouldn't effect your battery but your headlight shouldn't turn on until after your bike has started. With my old CBR I wired both the headlight and high beam to turn on using the high beam switch. Definitely helped with cranking the bike over.

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A new battery will probably solve your problems. You may want to hold off on the further efforts until you find out. I agree with MILC, an unused USB port pulls no extra power.

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Thanks for the quick suggestion, can you please help me with the bike headlights to be powered with a switch. The challenge with my USB charger is, it's got a LED light which keeps glowing all the time, I want it to glow only when it's in use.
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A new battery will probably solve your problems. You may want to hold off on the further efforts until you find out. I agree with MILC, an unused USB port pulls no extra power.
Thanks for your suggestion, I'm planning to get a new one but not sure there are so many out there to buy. I don't want to spend hundreds for a new one, anything less than hundred should be good, can you please suggest a good one for my budget ?
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Thanks for your suggestion, I'm planning to get a new one but not sure there are so many out there to buy. I don't want to spend hundreds for a new one, anything less than hundred should be good, can you please suggest a good one for my budget ?
There's so many brands and types out there. The OEM is a sealed, lead acid battery, and is about US $70ish. I have a few links below. You'll see the same battery has different costs at the 2 sites, but both are really reputable vendors. Note the part number can also be cross referenced from other sites and vendors. Good Luck.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ya...7/electrical-1
https://www.revzilla.com/oem/yamaha/...bmodel=yzfr3hb

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A USB charging port shouldn't effect your battery but your headlight shouldn't turn on until after your bike has started. With my old CBR I wired both the headlight and high beam to turn on using the high beam switch. Definitely helped with cranking the bike over.
Request you to suggest how to wire both headlight and high beam to turn on using the switch.
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[quote=airhead83;681297]There's so many brands and types out there. The OEM is a sealed, lead acid battery, and is about US $70ish. I have a few links below. You'll see the same battery has different costs at the 2 sites, but both are really reputable vendors. Note the part number can also be cross referenced from other sites and vendors. Good Luck.

Thanks for link, appreciate your efforts on it.
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