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So I have been looking on the internet for a new 750 and I have noticed that just about everyone Ive seen that they have a battery drain. Has anyone here ever encountered that problem? Fix?
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I think the "battery drain" you may be referring to is the acid overflow tube on a wet cell battery. The concensus of this forum is to replace a wet cell with an AGM battery. No more leaking acid.

If you are referring to an electrical drain, I'm wondering where you are seeing this. Not many electrical drains reported here that I recall.

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So I have been looking on the internet for a new 750 and I have noticed that just about everyone Ive seen that they have a battery drain. Has anyone here ever encountered that problem? Fix?
I read the OP last night, but the only "drain" that comes to mind is that occasionally the cooling fan thermo switch on the rad fails in the closed position and the fan doesn`t shut off.

Quick fix is to pull the wire off the switch.
Proper permanent fix is to test and replace switch.

fc`s suggestion that the "battery drain" is the overflow hose makes a lot of sense too.

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