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new starter clutch assy/ drains battery

I have a 2007 ultra which was making a strange grinding noise when I started it after it was running a while. I put a new starter clutch assembly into the starter and put everything back together. The bike started fine , so I went for a 10 mile ride to warm it up. Got home , turned it off and tried to restart it to see if it would make that strange grinding noise. The bike would not start due to the drain on the battery. It sounded like it wanted to start but just not enough volts. Put it on the tender over night and it started right up the next day. Went for a 60 mile ride and when I got home turned it off and tried to restart it. Battery was absolutely dead, only a clicking. Put it on the tender over night and the battery is recharged. Any thoughts on what could be draining the battery while it is running?
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Charge the Battery and have it Load Tested. If the Battery is good, check running Voltage. Make sure all Connections are Clean & Tight.
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Test your voltage regulator. You may be running off your battery instead of off the charging system.
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On the starter stud are both wires connected? You didn't forget to hook up the smaller wire?

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Agreed, sounds like the charging system is at fault.
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Starter could be going too. Fresh teeth on that clutch, everything tight in there. I agree, it does sound like the charging system but something to consider.

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Charging system is bad should have thrown a code ? All great suggestions.

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Thanks to everybody for the suggestions.
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Thanks everybody for the suggestions
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