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Old 01-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by itsatdm View Post
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:

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...
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