Heated gear usage, is this normal for a Strom electrical system?
Used heated gear with my 07 DL650 today. Heated gear, heated gloves, dual controller. It was 44 this morning, so I cranked it all about 75% up and sweated to work.
While riding, at 30, 50, or 70 MPH (have some street, highway, and interstate riding to work each day), I noticed that the voltmeter jumped a lot non-stop, from 13.7V to 14.4V. Not too worried about that.
I did notice though that even though the voltmeter was above 12V, the headlights developed a strobe effect. Not really bad, but maybe a 5% increase/decrease cycle. Wife called me at work this morning and said she noticed it in her rear view mirror since she was in her car in front of me for a while.
At stop lights, it would fluctuate between 11.9V and 12.4V. Giving it a little juice while stopped would kick up to around 13V. I'm not running anything else electrical sensitive as an accessory like add-on lights or anything.
Is this normal with the electrical system on a Strom? I ask because my lights are constant on the intensity on my HD when using the same heated gear; and did not know if on the Strom it was a sign of a weakened electrical system. Thanks.
Lighten up, Francis. If you can't take some sarcasm, an Internet forum is the last place you should be.
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