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Join Date: Jul 2008
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The bike only produces 325 watts of electricity @ 5500 rpm. Less at idle. The fuel pump, lights sensors and controls draw somewhere in the neighborhood of 220 watts of electricity, just to run the bike. You have a budget of ~100 watts to work with.
It does not matter if you power the gear off of the battery OR off of the charging system. If you overload the system with too much demand, you WILL be powering PART of your components off of the battery. Which means, the battery ceases to charge and when it runs dry, you are left stranded where you are..... Budget your accessory demands accordingly, unless you have AAA and a really good cell phone.
There is nothing you can do to boost the output of the stator, either.
Current Bikes ---->
- 1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
- 2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to Present
- 2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to Present
- 2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes -------->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 05-2012-05-2015