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I had a charging system problem on a 2002 DL1000 3 0.62%
I had a charging system problem on a 2003 - 2012 DL1000 54 11.18%
I had a charging system problem on a 2004-2007 DL650 20 4.14%
I had a charging system problem on a 2008 - 2011 DL650 44 9.11%
I had a charging system problem on a 2012 or later DL650 11 2.28%
I had a charging system problem on a 2014 or later DL1000 0 0%
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:31 PM
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Default A poll on charging system problems. Yes/No and what bike?

Let's see if the bike's model or electrical output has any correlation and get an idea of how widespread the problem may be. If the problem was not with the stator, please post what it was.

The categories with no problems have been removed as they were obviously severely under reported.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:57 PM
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Well, I think the data is in. 2008 and later have stator problems. Just kidding, I'm only the second vote
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It would be more useful if those who have had charging system problems also list their electrical accessories, particularly high-draw items like incandescent lighting and (regularly used) heated gear.

Mileage would probably be good too. I'm not sure it's meaningful to compare an '08 with 5000 miles to an '08 with 30k.

Oh, and "had none" should be "have not yet had any".
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Hope I don't have to change my vote from - no problem.
Stock '07 DL650, 45k miles, original battery.
Very few accessories.
1] 52w max heated vest usually run on low, rarely used.
2] GPS, less than 50% use.
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My '08 is at nearly 28k miles, and has had no electrical problems so far.

The auxiliary lighting is all LED (and in fact I replaced the tail lamps with LEDs). I very occasionally use heated gloves, and frequently use the OEM heated grips. All other draw is very minimal (audio accessories and whatnot).

I have had a Back-Off LED voltage indicator in the dashboard for most of the bike's life, so I will have early warning of problems. It nearly always shows full charge, even at idle, except occasionally when I first pull up to a stop, whereupon a quick blip of the throttle always brings it back. (This indicator showed me that the LED tail/brake lamps definitely made a worthwhile difference in draw at idle.)
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I saw no good way of including mileage in the poll. Only ten questions are allowed. I doubt if a larger load would be a contributing factor. A smaller load generates more heat. It would be good if people reporting failures would include load and mileage as a reply though. "Had" is past tense. It is perfectly appropriate at the time of answering the question.
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"Had" is past tense. It is perfectly appropriate at the time of answering the question.
I know, I was just being a PITA. It's actually the "yet" part that I thought was more pertinent.
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The regulator/rectifier failed on my 09 DL1000 with only about 300 miles on it. Hoping it was just a fluke.....
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For what it is worth:

2009 DL650 ABS, 8500 miles
35W HID headlights
2x10W aux LED
LED turn signals
4x 3W aux LED
Admore topcase LED kit
stock tail light
Using heated gloves & 90W liner when its cold
GPS
Doran TPMS

No problems yet.
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2003

Stator and R/R failure - replaced with Suzuki stator and aftermarket (electrosport) R/R

Electrosport R/R started failing within a couple of months--intermittent discharges--kill the engine and restart and would work fine the rest of the day...
then one day...didn't get better.

Replaced with a Suzuki R/R--doing fine so far.

I'd have to look at my log book for mileage.

Loads? Nothing out of the ordinary.

BTW--If you smell something like hot wiring--look into it sooner than later.
Must have been the epoxy in the R/R. Perhaps if I looked into it sooner it would have saved the stator, perhaps the stator took the R/R--who knows?








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