Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Northwet, U.S.
Oh, and ...
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.)