Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
I'm guessing somebody screwed up the title. Odds are, Suzuki knew what time it was, since the VIN and manufacture date agree. For all intents and purposes, its a K9.
I would advise going with a series R/R, being a recent convert myself. OEM is seriously overpriced and unreliable for what it is so don't bother. I put the SH847 that I bought from Roadstercycle on my Vee and it was super easy, as long as you have some mild experience with automotive wiring. And it was only like $40 more, including the bracket. It runs very cool even in the less than optimal location on the Vee (behind the seat trim plastic) and the voltage is a remarkably stable 14-14.5 V even at idle.
It will matter less which model you have anyway, since you'll have to fashion a way to connect the stator to it (either directly wire, or make/buy an adapter), and the kit sold bypasses the OEM harness and goes straight to the battery with a 30A fuse.
2007 V-Strom DL1000 (current!)
1999 Honda Shadow VT1100C (2016-2017)
2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 (2012-2016)
Last edited by Demache; 04-05-2018 at 06:09 PM.