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Old 12-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Powerlet on an Airhead?

L.A. Woman's R80/7 may need a few accessories......can the bike support one?
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Depends on what it is, and most likely you'll need a new alternator setup to power anything medium-to-large-ish.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:13 AM   #3
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If your charging system is well maintained and up to snuff it will support a heated vest or a aux. light etc. If you want to run a couple of lights and a vest etc. all at the same time you would need a system upgrade. On my stock system I run a vest and a PIaa 35 watt light at the same time without issues. Though I am in the habit of shutting something off if I go through town and the revs aren't being kept up.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:05 AM   #4
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Do you guys connect directly to the battery, or into a switched circuit?
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:29 AM   #5
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Normally to a fused (but not switched) circuit. But direct connection is possible but I would ensure the + wire is fused.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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Get Motorrad Elektrik's new Omega 450 system.

www.motoelekt.com

You can run a big headlight, heated grips and clothing, and still have ample power to run anything else.

It has saved my tail riding year round. Sure, there are others out there, but this one is da' bomb.
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