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    '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    on: July 20, 2021, 01:27:21 am
    July 20, 2021, 01:27:21 am
    Hi all, I did search so apologies if this has been covered.

    I'm wondering if anyone knows how much power is available for accessories, or alternatively how much power is used by the bike? The specs say I have 493W alternator. I'm looking at lighting options and the 60W (each!) Clearwater Erica caught my eye. It's probably overkill for lighting but I like to be able to spot Skippy the Kangaroo or Moo the Cow from as far out as possible, as well as encourage those slow mofos holfing up traffic to get out of the fast lane :016:

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 12:07:40 am
    July 21, 2021, 12:07:40 am
    No one knows? Not even a guess?

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 01:47:56 am
    July 21, 2021, 01:47:56 am
    Have the Clearwater Darla's. No change in voltage. Do not believe Erica's would be any different. Consider giving Clearwater a call (https://www.clearwaterlights.com)?? Best,

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 02:06:43 am
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    *Originally Posted by garyculb [+]
    Have the Clearwater Darla's. No change in voltage. Do not believe Erica's would be any different. Consider giving Clearwater a call (https://www.clearwaterlights.com)??
    The Erica's draw more than twice the power of the Darla's. The question is how much power is available on the XR so I don't use more than the alternator puts out, and flatten the battery :002:

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 08:05:35 am
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    *Originally Posted by pgalligan [+]
    No one knows? Not even a guess?

    No idea at all, not really interested as I am never going to use anywhere near all the electrical power available.

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #5 on: July 21, 2021, 09:44:39 am
    July 21, 2021, 09:44:39 am
    I can say I have had a set of Darla's and a heated jacket running and not seen any issue. Done this all day many times and never saw a flat battery, so can only assume the alternator is keeping up.

    Don't have any concrete engineering info for you though.


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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #6 on: July 21, 2021, 12:21:21 pm
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    Any idea how much power the heated jacket draws?

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #7 on: July 21, 2021, 01:14:45 pm
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    *Originally Posted by pgalligan [+]
    Any idea how much power the heated jacket draws?

    Max 10A on full so 120w/130w but usually not on full blast

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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 01:30:17 pm
    July 21, 2021, 01:30:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by pgalligan [+]
    Hi all, I did search so apologies if this has been covered.

    I'm wondering if anyone knows how much power is available for accessories, or alternatively how much power is used by the bike? The specs say I have 493W alternator. I'm looking at lighting options and the 60W (each!) Clearwater Erica caught my eye. It's probably overkill for lighting but I like to be able to spot Skippy the Kangaroo or Moo the Cow from as far out as possible, as well as encourage those slow mofos holfing up traffic to get out of the fast lane :016:

    here is an article with  generic chart that you can look at to get an idea...
    https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-to-add-heated-gear-to-your-motorcycle

    I do know that our bikes are a little  lower on extra electrical power  compared to some of the others out there , but there should be plenty to run a few lights and maybe some heated gear in the winter provided you dont spend all day idling the bike .
     
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    Re: '21 XR - how much power available for accessories?
    Reply #9 on: July 21, 2021, 05:56:25 pm
    July 21, 2021, 05:56:25 pm
    I did have to replace the heated power button under warranty as for some reason it always drew power whether the grips were on or not. Ended up with new switch gear and a new battery. I did read somewhere that if you run always with heated grips on it can knacker the battery, so maybe something to consider if running loads of add ons?

     



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