Originally Posted by guywithchickens
Idle is 1300-1400rpm. I'll keep an eye on the voltage. Next ride I'll pay close attention to voltage levels and report back.
Took a short ride yesterday and paid close attention to voltage. Conditions: ~42F and cloudy, new-ish battery (~2months), 2004 Wee, Oxford heated grips, USB phone charger, Voltmeter connected directly to fuse block.
Riding with Oxford grips on 40% and phone charging via USB: 14.2-14.3V
Riding with nothing turned on: 14.4V
Idle with nothing on: 12.4V
Idle with grips on 40% and turn signal: 12.2-12.3V
Idle with grips on 40% and phone charging and turn signal: 11.9-12.2V
At idle, the voltage varies +/- 0.1V. Also, it seems like voltage drops ~0.1-0.2V over the first minute or so of idling.
The 11.9V surprised me. I pulled over to check my messages and noticed that voltage was lower than I've seen. Turn signals appear to pull reasonable power.
Bike rides perfectly. Starts quickly on first try every time. Aside from voltage measurement, I have no issues at all.