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  • I had a charging system problem on a 2002 DL1000

    Votes: 9 2.0%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2003 - 2012 DL1000

    Votes: 84 18.4%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2004-2007 DL650

    Votes: 28 6.1%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2008 - 2011 DL650

    Votes: 76 16.6%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2012 - 2016 DL650

    Votes: 121 26.5%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2014 - 2016 DL1000

    Votes: 149 32.6%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2017 or later DL650

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I had a charging system problem on a 2017 or later DL1000

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    457
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Bump to keep the poll active. People who have not had charging problems are needed to make a selection also.
 

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Just to add my experience. I run few accessories in the summer beside a GPS, but winter I'll run Heated gloves, jacket, pants, socks and a gps. I'll modulate it all with my heat trollers, or I'll unplug a headlight and run them all pretty much wide open.

2007 DL650A, with 26,000 miles on it.
 

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View Poll Results: Please check as many answers as apply to you.
I had a charging system problem on a 2002 DL1000 1 2.44%
I had a charging system problem on a 2003 or later DL1000 4 9.76%
I had a charging system problem on a 2004-2007 DL650 1 2.44%
I had a charging system problem on a 2008 or later DL650 2 4.88%
I had no charging system problems on a 2002 DL1000 0 0%
I had no charging system problems on a 2003 or later DL1000 8 19.51%
I had no charging system problems on a 2004-2007 DL650 17 41.46%
I had no charging system problems on a 2008 or later DL650 10 24.39%

Current polling, throwing out the 02 Vee cause only 1 respondent isn't a big enuf stastistical sample:beatnik:

03 or later Vees have the highest failure rate at 33%
08 or later Wees have the second highest failure rate at 17%
04-07 Wees have a 5.5% failure rate

could it be the larger capacity more agressively wound stators are more susceptable to failure? we know from many reports that the aftermarket electrosport stators certainly are

we need more people to respond



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could it be the larger capacity more agressively wound stators are more susceptable to failure? we know from many reports that the aftermarket electrosport stators certainly are

we need more people to respond
I suspected the higher capacity systems might have a higher failure rate. That's why I set up the poll to keep them separate. We need more responses for sure to get a more accurate sampling. Other polls got thousands of responses but they took a while.
 

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The poll thread's not likely the right place, but...

It's looking like ANOTHER R/R failure is occurring on my '03!

Time for the mofset, or is it mosfet? upgrade I suppose.

Anyone have a preferred source?




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Are you sure that the Voltage regulator is the shunt type? I was under the impression that it was more of a switch. Like a warm n safe or gerbings thermostat. On for a little bit then off for a little bit etc.. The more load the longer it's on.
Shunt, it's a three phase full bridge with SCR's in one half, voltage gets too high and the SCR's get switched on and shorts the stator.

It's not only a shunt, it's a butt ugly one.
If I had a time machine the "inventor" of that is probably the one person in history I'd go back and whack ;).

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To date, I've had no problems on my '09 DL650. However, it only has 8K miles on it. I have several electrical accessories -- Rostra CC, heated grips, heated jacket, GPS & Mix-It2, 3W LED running lights -- but I monitor the battery voltage with a Datel Meter and cutout one of the headlights if I think I'm close to the alternator's capability. I also use LED tail/brake lights to reduce the normal wattage use.
 

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The sample size is growing but more feedback is needed. The age poll has over 2000 respondents. Even those who have had no problem are statistically important so it's best if everybody votes.
 

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Bump for more responses, especially from those who have not had problems. The poll needs those too.
 

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2002 DL1000 at 37,000 miles and no problem...yet.

I'm watching ebay for a MOSFET R/R to install this winter. Perfect time to go
thru the connectors looking for corrosion build up causing heat and resistance.

My 1978 GS1000 is on it's 3rd stator. First lasted 55,000 miles, second 50,000.
It's an exact lookalike to the one on the K2 only smaller.

Both failed when I tried to get that 'extra, 4th year' from an acid battery that
needed mucho distilled water to top up. You'd think I'd learn from the first time.
 

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I was thinking there might be a higher failure rate on models with 400W outputs, '03 and later Vees and 08 and later Wees. The sample size is too small to tell for sure but that and age may be big factors.
 

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Bump to break the stall. We need the poll to reflect feedback from those who have had no problems too.
 
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