I would check the basics first, like battery terminals tight.
Before I bought a stator I would check the charge rate at the battery with a DC volt meter. if that is not at 14.5v then I would check alternator output with an AC volt meter, rectifier/regulator with an ohmmeter, connectors, fuses, etc. instead of throwing $400 chunks at it.
If you were riding at low rpm it may not make enough to sustain battery charge, but over about 3k rpm should be making voltage.
I don't know how much ampherage those electric items draw. I think the klr has a pretty healthy output though and should handle it.
There are stator hopper-uppers out there such as Baja Designs of which I am a dealer.
Did you check you voltage at the battery with a voltmeter? If that is good and your using too much wattage, heres a 280 stator at http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/ for $154 and type in MONTHLY SPECIAL for free shipping
I do know the 07's and older only have a reserve of about 70 watts. I would think the jacket and gloves are over taxing the electrical system. The newer 08's have a higher output stator designed to run a few electrical items like heated grips and or maybe a vest.
hey, thanks everybody, I had the local kawy shop check the output and it was around 13.8 and when i plugged the jacket and gloves in it went to 12.4. the gloves take 27 watts and the jacket a woppin 77 watts.
I have a 2002 KLR650. It has a bigger battery and headlight bulb. I added two 55 watt lights and it was drawing too much, so we added a bigger stator (supposedly one that would put out 250 watts). It still isn't charging correctly so I am looking for a better rectifier. Help! Any recommendations?
Sorry for the confusion.
I was referring to the possibilities of having the stator rewound for higher wattage output. However I have since inquired at Baja Designs and they do not rewind KLR stators. They say that bike has better than average output and should handle some extra load from accessories.
Apparently ElectraSport is having some troube with their stator manufacturer. They are taking the 400 watt model out of production. I received a faulty 250 watt stator and am hoping to replace it with one that is not specifically wired for the KLR. I'll let you know how that goes. JAB :mad0235:
My 2009 died after I hooked up Gerbings gloves and jacket liner. I was under the impression that this version could handle this. Apparently not. I have not yet gotten around to checking my battery or alternator. Just too damn cold in my garage. I think the bike also killed the temp controller as well.
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