Originally Posted by Xplosivo1
You mentioned that this was your first bike, I just want to make sure you know that bikes don't charge batteries the same way cars do. They need to be brought up to speed usually above 30 mph. Putting around in a parking lot all day long will run the battery down quick and leave you wondering WTF happened.
You'd be correct in most cases, but this bike charges the batt just fine right at idle. I actually hooked-up an ammeter, votmeter and some exta loads when I was looking into heated gear. It has a pretty beefy (for its class) 3 phase alternator. The charging system puts out between 13.3 and 14.3 volts even at idle with an extra 65W headlight hooked-up
This isn't just an off road bike, with lights and batteries added on. It actually was designed for dual sport use.