Originally Posted by msi1259
Without any added loads, the voltage should rise up to about 14 -> 15 volts at idle and hold there. Sitting at a light with the brake lamps and turn signals on, will bring my bike down to about 13 volts. A scope trace of my bike's voltage from start for about a minute is at: http://picasaweb.google.ca/msi1259/D...13656427505250
That's interesting - if you're reading 14 - 15V at idle, and even 13V with the electric system "maxed out" (sans add-ons), that implies that all those guys over at ADV where I read the threads on charging are a bunch of liars. It also makes more sense - it's hard for me to believe that Suzuki would design a bike that discharged the battery at idle.
I don't really know WTF I'm talking about (obviously) -thanks for the info.