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post #1 of 8 Old 10-21-2008, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question How much power do i have to play with?

After reading though the manual and posts I am still unsure how much surplus power i have to work with for accessories. Here are my assumptions: I have no more than 30amp minus whats already used which is around 16-17 amps so am i right that i have at most 13 amps extra? I just want to be sure I'm right. Ya ya ill be adding a volt meter.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-21-2008, 12:41 AM
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What is you bike year and model?

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-21-2008, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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its a 2007 dl650 all stock
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-21-2008, 01:35 PM
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http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=110176592575

Item #11 in that FAQ, about 120watts to spare.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-21-2008, 06:14 PM
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DL650s had 375W alternators until 2008 when they went up to 400W. I think 120W to spare is a little optimistic. If there is a lot of time idling especially, 100W may be a more realistic figure. If you do practically nothing but 5000rpm and up super slab long distance trips, 125W may be a workable figure.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-21-2008, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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so i was off by alot, thanks for the info. kind of a bummer though. Looks like i wont be able to fit the aux lights in..

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its a 2007 dl650 all stock
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I know this is a late response but you could upgrade the headlights to HIDs. Less power draw and much more light. You might also take a look at www.visionxoffroad.com

They sell some mighty bright LED Aux lights. Aerostich sells them too.
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