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Electrical Capacity of XR650L

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Might wanna add this to the FAQ?

How much reserve capacity does the XR650L have for electrical accessories such as lights and other accessories?

...and still leave headroom for dependability?

 

I've read a couple of conflicting posts.

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One thing to remember to add is the brake light. Two filament bulb. The tail light filament in the bulb only draws a constant ~3-5 watts when the ignition is on, but the brake light filament draws ~30. Same goes for the turn signals too, they use ~50-60 watts front and rear on the side that is flashing.

Those are temporary loads, but when riding in town with a lot of stoping and turning, it will draw the battery down if there is not enough reserve for them, especially at idle, when the stator produces its lowest current.

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