It is literally like night and day. I'd highly recommend the Euro switch as well (like Geek did it), then you can turn it off while starting. One pointer is if you are running aux lights only (ie: no headlight), make sure you keep the switch in the first position (little parking light only), or else you will not have a tail light burning. Would hate to get pulled over for that on the way home from the bar
Geek, thanks for the awesome write-up.
I ordered the Datel voltmeter this afternoon. Having trouble when trying to run too much as well, like Pias, heated grips, heated vest, Euro light. Will make it much easier to keep it within the limits. Enjoy the weekend, stay warm!