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post #1 of 4 Old 10-18-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Excess current available?

Any one know how much extra current is available on a stock 2011 KLR650, to run other electrical devices, and still keep the voltage high enough to maintain a charge?

This would be under two conditions.
First.. With engine running at normal idle. Brakes on. Head light on low beam.
Second.. With engine running at 2,000 rpm and above.

I'm looking for an actual current number, not a device that can be connected.

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Any one know how much extra current is available on a stock 2011 KLR650, to run other electrical devices, and still keep the voltage high enough to maintain a charge?

This would be under two conditions.
First.. With engine running at normal idle. Brakes on. Head light on low beam.
Second.. With engine running at 2,000 rpm and above.

I'm looking for an actual current number, not a device that can be connected.
You're good for ~100w "extra", say about 8 amps with your high beams on.
If in doubt get a Kisan ChargeGuard to keep an eye on your battery voltage/current draw.
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You're good for ~100w "extra", say about 8 amps with your high beams on.
If in doubt get a Kisan ChargeGuard to keep an eye on your battery voltage/current draw.
Thanks LugNutz!
I didn't think any one knew, or cared. Much appreciated!

I have a Kuryakyn Battery Gage on all my bikes.
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/872/LED-Battery-Gauge

I'm going to try hooking up my Gerbing jacket and gloves. The gloves are rated at 2.2A & the Jacket Liner is rated at 6.4A. (8.6A total.)
That should put me about 103W at 12 VDC

If I don't run them full on, I should be ok.

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Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
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Thanks LugNutz!
I didn't think any one knew, or cared. Much appreciated!

I have a Kuryakyn Battery Gage on all my bikes.
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/872/LED-Battery-Gauge

I'm going to try hooking up my Gerbing jacket and gloves. The gloves are rated at 2.2A & the Jacket Liner is rated at 6.4A. (8.6A total.)
That should put me about 103W at 12 VDC

If I don't run them full on, I should be ok.


The 100 watts available is without the high beam on. Also the generator doesn't put that out until about 4k rpm.

Kinda sucks in the winter when it's cold and dark!

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