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Upgrading the stock battery after stereo/amp upgrades.

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I have an 06 Suzuki Boulevard C90T, that I have done a bevy of upgrades to. The issue I have is that the Kenwood 600W amp, the Pioneer 7" flip out touch screen, 4" speaker pods on crash bars, and the LED lights have put a toll on my factory FTH16-BS-1 battery. Am I able to upgrade to a BikeMaster DLFP20-BS Lithium battery for the extra power?
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Thank you very much! A lot of useful information on here.
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Hello All,
I have an 06 Suzuki Boulevard C90T, that I have done a bevy of upgrades to. The issue I have is that the Kenwood 600W amp, the Pioneer 7" flip out touch screen, 4" speaker pods on crash bars, and the LED lights have put a toll on my factory FTH16-BS-1 battery. Am I able to upgrade to a BikeMaster DLFP20-BS Lithium battery for the extra power?
Well I guess I should have posted my question in The Garage. Is it possible to move my post?
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It is not the battery that you need to worry about, but the output of the charging system. In this case, a larger capacity battery will only mask the fact that you are drawing more power than the charging system can produce. That ultimately means the bike will eventually run out of juice.

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Okay, understood. So now that begs the question, can I upgrade the charging system, stator and rectifier? I think the original puts out 300 watts, correct me if I am mistaken.
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Well I guess I should have posted my question in The Garage. Is it possible to move my post?
Done.

As Skrap said, the battery isn't your issue, the charging system is. The draw on the system should be low enough that there's juice left to charge the battery. One you get the draw too high there isn't enough left to charge the battery. You either need a high output stator or you need to get rid of some electronics.

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Done.

As Skrap said, the battery isn't your issue, the charging system is. The draw on the system should be low enough that there's juice left to charge the battery. One you get the draw too high there isn't enough left to charge the battery. You either need a high output stator or you need to get rid of some electronics.
Well I just verified that the original generator puts out 375 watts at 5000 r/min. Is there one on the market that puts out more? I love my new sound system and don't want to downgrade my system.
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No. There are no upgrades you can do to the charging system.

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-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
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