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Old 09-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #1081
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So I just last night picked up a new to me 2007 R1200R with 9 thousand miles . Around here, it is getting to be a little late in the riding season, temperature wise, but I'd like to get as much riding in as possible. I have a warm and safe liner, so I'm good to go. My question is this: can the battery handle a second liner for my wife?
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #1082
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...can the battery handle a second liner for my wife?

...absolutely.
Check the battery. I just had a dead in the driveway incident on my '07.
I didn't realize the bike had the original OEM battery...

2 liners, heated grips, GPS, radar, aux lights, no problemo.

If you add a bunch of electrical farkles, install a Fuzebox or Centech fuse box.
PLenty of room under the seat.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #1083
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #1084
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:45 AM   #1085
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #1086
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So I just last night picked up a new to me 2007 R1200R with 9 thousand miles . Around here, it is getting to be a little late in the riding season, temperature wise, but I'd like to get as much riding in as possible. I have a warm and safe liner, so I'm good to go. My question is this: can the battery handle a second liner for my wife?
Congrats!

It's not really the battery that's a concern for running extra electrical gear, it's the alternator. That year appears to have a 600 watt alternator. The bike itself uses somewhere from maybe 200-250 watts for the computer, fuel pump, lights, etc. So as long as you don't add more than ~350 watts of additional load you are fine. If you draw more power than the alternator is providing, then you start pulling from the battery. Do that for too long, and you'll drain the battery while on the move, and the bike will go dead.

You should easily have enough power for two jacket liners (up to 90 watts each), heated gloves (~20 watts per pair), plus running your heated grips, and even add some driving lights... the new LED lights use almost nothing for wattage (10 watts each?).

Just be aware that the alternator probably only puts out the full 600 watts at close to 4,000 RPM. At idle it may only be putting out ~250 watts. So if you have a bunch of heated gear cranked up, and are in stop and go traffic, you may start draining the battery.

On the good side though: if you use a heat-troller for the jackets, you will only be using some percentage of the 90 watts per jacket, based on what the setting on the troller is.

What you will need to do is run a separate fused lead for each jacket. Two jackets @ 90 watts will pull too many Amps for a single lead.

Enjoy the cold weather riding, it's a lot of fun when you are comfortably warm inside your gear.

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Old 09-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #1087
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...absolutely.
Check the battery. I just had a dead in the driveway incident on my '07.
I didn't realize the bike had the original OEM battery...

2 liners, heated grips, GPS, radar, aux lights, no problemo.

If you add a bunch of electrical farkles, install a Fuzebox or Centech fuse box.
PLenty of room under the seat.
+1 on the Centech fuse box. I brought my 07 home Dec. 06 and installed the Centech that winter.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #1088
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #1089
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So I just last night picked up a new to me 2007 R1200R with 9 thousand miles . Around here, it is getting to be a little late in the riding season, temperature wise, but I'd like to get as much riding in as possible. I have a warm and safe liner, so I'm good to go. My question is this: can the battery handle a second liner for my wife?

Congrats on you bike,Have lots of fun ,I love my 12 R1200R
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #1090
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Thanks all for the info and the picture help. No work today = riding!
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:14 AM   #1091
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Just a little homage on the best bike in the world, now that the season slowly comes to an end.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:15 PM   #1092
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So, I think I might be interested in swapping my touring windshield ( pic post 1088) for the sport shield. Anyone interested please pm me.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #1093
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If anyone has used an EasyRizer lift for their R1200R, please PM me. I suspect there is an easier set-up for the pegs than what I did on my red lift.

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #1094
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...I've got a CEE Bailey windshield and a GPR exhaust for sale in the FM if you have any needs for such.
Like new.

The GPR is a sweet pipe!

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #1095
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Anyone have any experience with using this on the OEM touring screen?

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...10024-025.html

Good? Bad? Other options? I currently ride with no screen because I prefer clean air over the horrible buffeting I experience with the shield.

Thanks ahead.
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