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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gentleman, although in the past I had an '03 1000, I'm new to my 2014 DL1000, with almost no miles. I am looking for a specifically designed OEM(?) skid plate, shaped to conform to the OEM features.
Any suggestions? I do not plan to off road this. But I do want to cover up some of the ugly...
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Hi everyone. Newbie here. I'm interested to get the 2019 V strom 650XT.
Due to my short reach, I have to lean forward slightly to grasp the bar. If I want to sit upright, I will have to move the handlebar up and back by about 2 inches. If I use bar riser to achieve this, are the original...
THIS DECISION IS THE TOUGHEST YET!!!
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I apologize if I started a thread about this once before, I guess I can't remember for sure.
I have a huge 50 or 60L Givi top box that has served me well. However I'm thinking that something smaller would work as well the way I use it. And would eliminate some of the buffeting. I'm thinking...
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