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post #1 of 2 Old 05-15-2017, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Alternator output for accessories

Greetings -
I'm sure it's been asked many times, but what is the useable excess alternator output on my 2016 DL650?

I've installed Oxford grips and would like to add a Firstgear heated jacket liner (7 amps/90 watts) and heated pant liner (3 amps/36 watts). Most reviews I've run into say that max settings are rarely if ever used.

The only other contemplated draw would be for a phone.

Am I within tolerances?


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post #2 of 2 Old 05-15-2017, 05:31 PM
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It's getting close, but you are within the maximum range. It's a good idea to mount a voltmeter to keep track as it might not hold up in stop and go traffic at full power. Since full power is rarely needed, you should be fine.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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