Engine stutter and stall with additional electric load - heated jacket
Went for a rally ride on my new to me DL1000 K3. The sun had set and I plugged in my jacket (fused connection directly to battery) and intermittently the engine would sputter when I had my gerbings jacket on over 20%. One time, with the jacket at 100%, while going 50+mph, all electric went out- headlight and the engine died. Nothing like bump starting your bike while coasting, at night, on Wisconsin rural roads.
There are no other electric farkles. Connector is direct wired and fused to battery.
Come to think of it, I have encountered some hiccups while cruising but didn't think much of it, now thinking they are related.
I am going to start with testing the battery and charging system with a multimeter.
Bike starts great every time, battery is two years old. I don't think it is the battery though.
Thoughts or other areas to check?
I will be adding heated grips as well for an October trip to the black hills and commuting into December in Minnesota.
Thanks in advance, looking forward to lots of adventures on the Vee... just need to figure this out.
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