Originally Posted by itsatdm
Somewhere in Parallel Universe, Joel Wiseman itemized how much wattage it took to run the bike, with lights, handgrips, etc, included. I cannot find it, but my memory seems like it was around 150 watts.
The 400 watt stator output may be possible on a good day at ideal RPM. In other words, available wattage is probably less than you think.
I had the link saved, but it is busted: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=60
Here's a (not well formatted) re-print:
Given the issues with OEM batteries and stator failures, I think every owner should have some form of voltage monitor on their bike...