Alternator output was increased for -08, and possibly again for -12 (could be wrong on that, can't remember)... and basically it's true, that this kinda bike could still use some more. But 1st time I hear high beams only, without any electric accessories, and when you keep the engine running, could drain the battery. I have noticed though, that the battery can drain quite fast, if you leave the lights on after shutting down the engine. This bike's got one of the best headlights on the market, no wonder if they eat a bit of current.
edit. Ok, re-read your post & see you meant high beams with heated gear.
Pecha72 screwed with this post 12-31-2012 at 05:54 AM