- Jan 30, 2009
- 05 Saab 9-5, '99 Yamaha XVS650A, '07 Suzuki DL650
Few modern or even recent bikes do. Those numbers, as with all alternators, are peak output. Starting with the 1969 CB750, most bikes start charging much below 2500-3000 as a rule of thumb. Newer bikes are better as they have lower electrical loads with HID and LEDs out of the box, and more powerful alternators being mounted.I thought the CB650sc didn't even break even on charging until like 2500rpm.
I see, and knocking 50w off your bike's stock load, that's thanks to the LED's and the HID, right?Few modern or even recent bikes do. Those numbers, as with all alternators, are peak output. Starting with the CB750, most bikes start charging much below 2500-3000. Newer bikes are better as they have lower electrical loads with HID and LEDs out of the box, and more powerful alternators being mounted.
Which is why it's entirely possible to kill your battery if you idle too long, even on some of the very latest machines from Japan or Europe.
Yup. Headlight went from 55W to 35W, dumping the 1034 bulbs up front saves me ~7W each (and if the turn signal is on instead of just the marker, it saves me 22W!), the taillight 1034 saves the same, the rear turnsignals save me ~5W each, you get the idea. Each one of the dashboard illumination 194s I replaced with 1W LEDs saves me a little under 3W, etc., etc.I see, and knocking 50w off your bike's stock load, that's thanks to the LED's and the HID, right?
Except for how slow POS mopeds don't need to be registered and insured. If I am using it only to maybe go to the bank which is 3 miles from my house at farthest and all the roads in between are residential 30 mph ones any way it's silly to get a real motorcycle.
It's like a moped except better in every way.
Let's just take this over to GenMoto because it's not so random any more - though it also applies to auto taillights. I have to step out, but will be back in a bit.I already replaced the tail/brake light on the VT with an LED bulb I got at the auto-parts store. It was a tight fit, looked a bit brighter, but the light was more concentrated in one area of the lense then dispersed.
Another thing was that the "tail-light out" light on the dash came on. Pardon the James Mayish question here, but how do you handle that? Do you remove the waring bulb? add a resistor? ignore it?
Honda Gyro or Elite 50 moped variant. But I think more the Gyro.I need some sort of moped because I can only walk 0.3 miles because of health issues no one wants to hear about. What is a good cheap moped that will make up for my inability to walk?
Honda Gyro or Elite 50 moped variant. But I think more the Gyro.
Unlikely to tip over and spill you even in winter, and it still leans like a proper bike. And yes, they're gasoline powered.
I will look for this instead then. Maybe I can find one used for cheaper.