Wild battery maintenance required?
Newbie question: I was studying my owner's manual so I would be somewhat familiar with the bike before it is delivered next week and was surprised by all of the warnings about the battery dying. "Start the bike *immediately* after switching to ON or it will drain the battery." "If you're not going to ride for 2 weeks take the battery out and put it on a charger in the garage <and it lists the recommended charger models>", "Check the battery every week with a voltmeter.", "If you put the bike in 'Park' mode, don't do it for too long or the battery will drain." "Not starting the bike can drain the battery in a matter of days because the battery naturally discharges." They even give numerous examples throughout the book about the bike dying after a ride because the battery was low.
Okay I understand about the lights part, but wow checking the battery with a voltmeter/multimeter every week? Taking it out and putting it on a charger if I don't ride for a week or two? Always being paranoid if my park lights are on for a few minutes? I was just wondering if I should take this seriously and go get a charger before the bike arrives or if I really shouldn't worry about it any more than the battery in my car.
Thanks for the help and the sharing of your experiences.