Motorcycle Questions? Ask a Mechanic.
When you connect your meter your meter becomes the fuse and you are re-energizing the ECM, TSSM, and radio memory. The ignition off amperage draw you list is normal for those components in their "off" mode.
How fast is the battery going dead? Have you had the battery load tested? It may have a shorted cell or cells. I get about 1 in 100 new batteries that are bad so it does happen. The body control module (BCM) that supplies power to individual circuits on your bike cannot be accessed to individually isolate those circuits so disconnecting things is difficult, if not impossible on your bike. The BCM can be tested by using a dealer's service computer or an independent shop's diagnostic computer system.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Also, please leave a positive rating for my service today. Thanks, P.J.
Yes, you are putting the meter in series by connecting to each side of the fuse holder.
Have you had it load tested? Have you tested the charging system?