Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The Holy City of Kent, WA
The short answer? No. Not all at once, at least. The long answer? IIRC, the available "free" wattage, (output not being gobbled up by the bike systems such as fuel pump, ECM, lights, etc.), on either Strom is about 125 -/+. A Gerbing's heated vest liner is listed as 55 watts and their glove liners are listed at 22 watts per pair. According to Dual Star, (makers of my grip heaters), their product draws 36 watts. I'll assume that's on "High." I'm no math major but I get 113 watts. I think that's pushing it. I know that, with my 55 watt Hellas on, (the switch wire is connected so they turn on and off simultaneously with the high beams), the volt meter slowly drops from 14.3 to 12.0 or even 11.9 when the grip heaters are on, (high or low), at which point I switch the lights off for a while. Without the heaters, the meter still drops to about 12.2 or so and I still feel the need to give the charging system a bit of a rest for. I need to replace the bulbs with 35 watters and/or rewire so that, either I can dowse the driving lamps and still have high beams or, when the driving lamps are "armed," one of the high beams is disabled, saving 60 watts. The Stroms are rediculously challenged in the electrical capacity department. My 12 year-old Concours could handle just about any electrical accessory I could throw at her with no concerns at all. I checked the Electrex website and they don't list a replacement generator for the DL's but I have emailed them inquiring about significantly improving the charging output. I've not received a reply yet but these guys are experts and, if there's a market for it, maybe they'd make something available.