Wow, that didn't take long...
I rode to a friend's house this weekend and left the key on the "on" position by mistake. I realized that I had left the key in the bike about a half an hour after I got there and went and took the key out. Unfortunately the battery was already completely dead.
Its a brand new sealed battery I bought at the very end of the season last year. I even had it hooked to a tender all winter in a warm room to prevent any damage.
Is this normal? I jumped the bike and got it running and rode it a good 35 minutes before turning it off again, but I am just wondering if maybe I have a bad battery or if it is normal to completely run out after only 20 or 30 minutes.
Either way I learned my lesson and will remember to turn the bike off the next time. I'd like to hear your thoughts if maybe this has happened to any of the seasoned, or not so seasoned riders here.