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Old 12-31-2012, 07:27 AM   #30
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Location: Japan
Oddometer: 1,470
Originally Posted by Pecha72 View Post
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.
That's a step in the right direction. I chose the Tenere in 2011, and among the key criterea was having enough electrical capacity to handle any heated gear your throw at it. The Wee and Vee were also on the short list, but they fell quite short in that regard. Did the issue with magnets coming loose from the flyweel ever get fully resolved?
2011 Yamaha XT1200Z
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