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Old 08-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Extra watts left over??

I have a 2012 990 abs and wondering ?? How much power do I have left for aux lights, heated gear and other farkels. I do have a Datel volt meter.

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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From a faulty memory: the bike puts out about 400 watts at a high rpm. You will be using about 80 watts for normal bike running, mostly for the 55/60 watt headlight. So, you can plan on having about 100 watts available most of the time at lower rpm's.

If you run a heated vest/grips/gloves/aux lights just turn some things off while in stop and go traffic.

You can monitor this with voltage. Check the voltage with everything off. This will be the 'balance' voltage. Run the bike and gear. Any voltage above this 'balance' voltage and it's charging the battery, and voltage below and you are discharging. You may find there is an rpm that relates to the 'balance' voltage. So, keep it above this rpm or turn the heated gear off.
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