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myumph 02-12-2012 11:20 AM

2012 WEE Strom 650 Alternator output
 
Does anyone know if the 2012 GleeStrom has a higher alternator output than previous models? Still 400 watts max?

greywolf 02-12-2012 11:39 AM


Dharuma 02-12-2012 11:52 AM

400w seems monstrous after the 238w on my KLR.

Arne 02-12-2012 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dharuma (Post 773681)
400w seems monstrous after the 238w on my KLR.

It isn't monstrous as only about roughly 125W or so are available to run accessories. I have a full set of heated gear, jacket (90W), gloves, pant liner and socks. I have to disconnect an HID head light for this and I'm still pushing it. I'm adding an external alternator to the Wee since Suzuki apparently has no plans to upgrade the output. It is tight but it can be done.
Had I paid attention to this when shopping for bikes I would not have bought the Wee.

ultrarnr 02-12-2012 08:01 PM

Arne,

Would you mind posting how you add another alternator? I am really curious. I have a full set of Gerbings gear that can pull 165 watts. Actually head to Fort Eustis, VA tomorrow morning and temps at home are expected to be around 19 degrees. It is about 285 miles and 5 hours so it will be interesting. I bought a spare battery (lithium) in case I drain the battery from pulling too much with the heated gear. The trip is for work and can't risk a dead battery and no way to get going. I wonder why Suzuki would keep an alternator with such low power output on the V-Strom.

Shooter 02-12-2012 09:28 PM

Heated gear wattage use.....
 
I own a 2004 DL650 V-Strom and just went for a test ride with Gerbings Micro-Wire Jacket, Pants, Gloves, and Socks.

I have an Eastern Beaver kit that allows me to turn off one of the headlights.

I have an LED tail light installed.

With the dual controller set to a point where both channels are lit and "on" about 75% of the time, I had zero electrical issues.

I don't think the Wee will give you trouble if you use a temp controller that allows you to cycle the heat, and you shut one headlight off.

Cheers.

ozart 02-12-2012 09:49 PM

I suggest an active voltage readout if running high current acessories.

Dharuma 02-12-2012 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arne (Post 773757)
It isn't monstrous as only about roughly 125W or so are available to run accessories. I have a full set of heated gear, jacket (90W), gloves, pant liner and socks. I have to disconnect an HID head light for this and I'm still pushing it. I'm adding an external alternator to the Wee since Suzuki apparently has no plans to upgrade the output. It is tight but it can be done.
Had I paid attention to this when shopping for bikes I would not have bought the Wee.

That makes sense. I only run heated grips on my KLR and put in an LED taillight to free up some power. Since I'll only have heated grips on the Wee and don't use heated gear, it sounds like I'll be fine, no?

RowlyRowl 02-12-2012 10:43 PM

some good tips here

Calculating Excess Electrical Capacity - Learning Center - Powerlet Products

definitely changing to LED lights will make a difference. i usually get my jeep alternators rewound for about 30% increase but never though about a bike. I may look into it though.

tmcgee 02-12-2012 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozart (Post 773823)
I suggest an active voltage readout if running high current acessories.

This is essential or you WILL drain the battery within an hour or two. DAMHIK


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