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post #1 of 24 Old 01-10-2007, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am in the process of buying a DL650 and I am wondering when I start adding my electrics, how much left over wattage is there from running stock? I would like to add driving lights, electric vest, and my tankbag full of goodies. This includes GPS, radar detector, autocom unit and mp3 player. These usually take little or nothing to run but I am concerned about the driving lights and heated vest. Mike in Fremont, Ca.
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You have about 100 watts to spare at cruising speed. In the daytime, you can pull the plug on one headlight and still have the desired triangle of forward lights. Use of 35 watt running lights instead of 55 is a good idea. They maintain the triangle too. The stock headlights are so good, you really don't need running lights to see, but to be seen.

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Thanks. I had the same problem on the 03 FJR. I added an aftermarket stator from Electrosport and gained 100 watts, enough to run my lights.
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How would you go about pullin the plug on one light. I have yet to pick mine up yet. Still on the fence whether I can afford one or not. Do both lights go on? Some bikes only one runs on low beams.
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How would you go about pullin the plug on one light. I have yet to pick mine up yet. Still on the fence whether I can afford one or not. Do both lights go on? Some bikes only one runs on low beams.
Stroms run with both lights on. Each has a low beam and a high beam. The connectors are easy to access, pull and replace.

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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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Please tell me more about this aftermarket stator you speak of...
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post #7 of 24 Old 01-15-2007, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Go to Electrosport.com. The have aftermarket stators for more output. On my FJR I picked up approx. 100 watts and went in really easy. I see they have them for the SV650 which should fit on the DL. They are great to work with and on the FJR we got a group buty and save a ton of money. I would call and ask them. With all the electrics, aux. lights, heated clothing etc I would also be interested in the output now and the draw of the stock bike. I know what heated vest and aux. lights take.
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Go to Electrosport.com. The have aftermarket stators for more output.
Are they actualy shipping higher output stators for Vstroms? I know they have one for the DL1000 listed, but I've never heard from anyone who owns one.

I've emailed them about one for the DL650. Their response was to tell me to check back with them "in the future."

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post #9 of 24 Old 01-18-2007, 04:24 AM
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It's funny I am riding a Wee strom and looking at getting a FJR .! What do they say "Great minds think alike ,but fools never differ."

I think if you do get a wee strom and want to run a lot of electrics put a switch in the low beam line of one headlight.You can switch it off during the day and on again at night.Remember if you run a lot electric stuff like heated vests etc. simply turn things off a few minutes before you stop , then ideal the bike for a minutes. You will find any battery looses some of it's ability to hold charge in cold weather.

Cold weather is not something we get in Sydney Australia ,I have not even had a frost on the lawn in the morning ! About this time last year it was 114 degrees ,

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News on stators

I just got this e-mail in response to an inquiry at Electrosports.com:

"We already have a stator for the DL650 in the works, but not for the 1000. The stator is being produced now, and should arrive within a few weeks or so. Keep checking back with us, and I will let the big boss know that there is a market for these 1000 stators as well."

This sounds encouraging - also sounds like a group buy sort of thing might be a good idea when the new stator proves to be up and working.

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