Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
I've been told this is normal, but I find it strange that at idle my KLR charges right at 14.4 volts, regardless of whether light is on low or high beam. Anything off idle on up it drops to 14.1- 14.2V.
Quite simply as I understand it, as the alternator Amperage Output goes Up with rpm the Voltage comes down.
Then the load of amperage draw, alternator output, regulator set point and battery state of charge all stabilize.
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting