Anyone know a ballpark of what the bike needs just to run and keep the battery charged?
I made these current measurements of the various circuits on my DL650 last weekend:
Ignition: Depends on RPM, about 2A at cruising RPM.
Headlights: 9A high, 8.5A low. This measurement might be a bit low
because of resistance in my setup, but it agrees pretty well with the
lamp wattage rating.
Signal: 2.6A continuous, more while signaling turns, brakes, etc.
This number might be a little higher than normal since I have a couple
of running lights on my bike.
Fan: 0A unless the fan runs. Since we're mostly concerned with cold days,
I'm making the assumption that the engine won't be hot enough to need
Fuel: Looks like about 4-5A depending on RPM, engine load, etc.
So it looks like, with high beams on and under average conditions,
there's at least 10A/120W of capacity left over from the 650's 380W