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We don't need no stinkin' electronics! Rider's aids are for wussies. Real rider's just point and shoot.
 

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I use an electric starter and electronic ignition on my bike though to be honest a kick starter and points/condenser work just as well.
 

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My '78 XLH was the first electric start only bike I owned, I was pretty sure it'd leave me push starting it at some point but it never did.
 

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"Nobody guessed...Obama's house, Rezko's lot. Change, baby!"
-Oh, is that the photo in your avatar? It looked like an apartment complex (with that big green sign looking thing and the house cropped on the right), so I just figured it was your "slightly fortified compound".
 

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I sure wish I had a Caddy alternator on my 599! :(

(heh heh heh)
I have to say I'm impressed that your bike can power all the sh*t you have on there. Based on my own experiance I always thought Honda charging systems were crap, obviuosly I was wrong.....
 

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I have to say I'm impressed that your bike can power all the sh*t you have on there. Based on my own experiance I always thought Honda charging systems were crap, obviuosly I was wrong.....
She's got so much stuff on there that I bet the alternator load reduces to rwhp to 61!
 

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I can't power it all at once. I do have enough power to use the Garmins, one set of lights, and the electric vest without draining the battery, although it's darned close.
 

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I can't power it all at once. I do have enough power to use the Garmins, one set of lights, and the electric vest without draining the battery, although it's darned close.
Do you carry a spare stator? Although an alternator may be rated at "X" watts, actually running it at "X" watts all the time can reduce it's life.
 

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"Nobody guessed...Obama's house, Rezko's lot. Change, baby!"
-Oh, is that the photo in your avatar? It looked like an apartment complex (with that big green sign looking thing and the house cropped on the right), so I just figured it was your "slightly fortified compound".
Yeah, that's his house, and the sign is on Rezko's lot. It was a pretty shady deal all around, which I only point out to show that even the 'messiah' is a corrupt politician and just like all the rest of them. That don't mean the other feller's any better. I'm writing in Boortz.
My compound happens to be a 300 sq ft studio apartment, which is perfectly cozy for drinking alone.
 

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Do you carry a spare stator? Although an alternator may be rated at "X" watts, actually running it at "X" watts all the time can reduce it's life.
No, I don't carry a spare -- but then again, I don't need to use the max very often. For normal riding during the day, I'll have the Garmins and *maybe* the Motolights on for some extra visibility. That's not pulling close to max watts. I'd have to throw in the electric vest to start pulling max.

Also, remember I have HID bulbs in the headlight, so I'm using fewer watts than I would with a stock setup.
 

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I can't power it all at once. I do have enough power to use the Garmins, one set of lights, and the electric vest without draining the battery, although it's darned close.
I still think the color-matched Honda generator on a trailer is your hot setup. You could even power up your riding pals with extension cords as y'all rode in formation! "Sachi, Goddess of Light!"
 

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Extension cords!

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You wanna be sure an' use them "squiggly" ones - so's not to have yer ridin' buddies runnin' over 'em.............
 
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