thanks on the alternator diode. As for drawing constantly, this draw does seem to be constant, it only stops when the main relay opens the circuit. I have not disconnected the alternator yet.
Yes when I pull the 10amp fuse, the draw is not there, which is why I am pretty sure the problem is on that circuit. As for starting with the 10amp fuse out, it cant because the starter is on that circuit.
As for the idle actuator drawing that amount of current itself, I dont think so.. but I am disconnecting components one by one just to try an isolate the problem. My guess is that it is a short, bare copper wire on frame, that is causing a draw this strong, that doesn't make any sound. But that guess is mostly because thats what I have seen on my bikes before. I have thought about shooting around with this thermometer gun looking for high temps.. but really hoping that disconnecting something is going to isolate it to a single component and its wiring.