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Old 01-26-2014, 04:12 PM   #6331
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Kind of a voltage question.

Having left my bike for too long I turned it on yesterday and the dash display said 11.9v. OK needs charging.

I also have a little voltmeter on the end of a cigarette lighter plug type of thing, so out of curiosity I plugged that into the accessory socket. 12.5v.

Is the acc socket feed stabilised in some way?


If it is, and I charge the battery through the socket as some folks here have, presumably the smart charger, seeing 12.5v, will give it a gentle trickle charge rather than the slightly bigger oooomph 11.9 (or whatever) might require?

Any thoughts? The little socket meter gives sensible readings in other vehicles so that seems ok.
If it were me, I'd just pull the seat and check the actual battery voltage with a multi meter. Then you will know for sure if the dash readout is correct, or if your cig-adapter-voltage-thingy is correct.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:33 PM   #6332
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:24 AM   #6333
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Kind of a voltage question.

Having left my bike for too long I turned it on yesterday and the dash display said 11.9v. OK needs charging.

I also have a little voltmeter on the end of a cigarette lighter plug type of thing, so out of curiosity I plugged that into the accessory socket. 12.5v.

Is the acc socket feed stabilised in some way?


If it is, and I charge the battery through the socket as some folks here have, presumably the smart charger, seeing 12.5v, will give it a gentle trickle charge rather than the slightly bigger oooomph 11.9 (or whatever) might require?

Any thoughts? The little socket meter gives sensible readings in other vehicles so that seems ok.
My dash always shows +/- 0,5 Volt less compared to a cheap multimeter measured at the battery terminals...
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:23 AM   #6334
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Kind of a voltage question.

Having left my bike for too long I turned it on yesterday and the dash display said 11.9v. OK needs charging.

I also have a little voltmeter on the end of a cigarette lighter plug type of thing, so out of curiosity I plugged that into the accessory socket. 12.5v.

Is the acc socket feed stabilised in some way?


If it is, and I charge the battery through the socket as some folks here have, presumably the smart charger, seeing 12.5v, will give it a gentle trickle charge rather than the slightly bigger oooomph 11.9 (or whatever) might require?

Any thoughts? The little socket meter gives sensible readings in other vehicles so that seems ok.
you should take both readings with the ignition ON and then voltages should be the same
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:07 PM   #6335
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Rechecked with a voltmeter.

Ignition off gives 12.5 at the acc socket with the cheapo plug meter, and 12.5v with the proper meter at the battery terminals.

Ignition on only (no start), both the above dropped to 12.1, dash shows 11.8.

Ignition off again, both meters creep back up.

So dash meter is a bit off on my bike :)
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:26 PM   #6336
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Rechecked with a voltmeter.

Ignition off gives 12.5 at the acc socket with the cheapo plug meter, and 12.5v with the proper meter at the battery terminals.

Ignition on only (no start), both the above dropped to 12.1, dash shows 11.8.

Ignition off again, both meters creep back up.

So dash meter is a bit off on my bike :)

That is good to know. It would be nice if the dash was spot on, however I'd rather have it read lower than actual than higher than actual.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:47 PM   #6337
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:47 PM   #6338
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The stability of this bike on any surface is absolutely amazing.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:55 PM   #6339
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The stability of this bike on any surface is absolutely amazing.
This is a software upgrade that is over and above the existing 2013 ABS and Traction Control. It lets you grab a whole handfull of front brakes mid corner without a lowside skid / crash. With the standard 2013 ABS, grabbing a bunch of front brake mid corner will result in tears.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:08 AM   #6340
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This is a software upgrade that is over and above the existing 2013 ABS and Traction Control. It lets you grab a whole handfull of front brakes mid corner without a lowside skid / crash. With the standard 2013 ABS, grabbing a bunch of front brake mid corner will result in tears.
It is not only software. You will need to install an aditional sensor with cabelling etc. There's more info somewhere in this forum - if you can find it :)
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:27 AM   #6341
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It is not only software. You will need to install an aditional sensor with cabelling etc. There's more info somewhere in this forum - if you can find it :)

Wrong. It is a software instal only.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:40 AM   #6342
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This is a software upgrade that is over and above the existing 2013 ABS and Traction Control. It lets you grab a whole handfull of front brakes mid corner without a lowside skid / crash. With the standard 2013 ABS, grabbing a bunch of front brake mid corner will result in tears.
Having mine upgraded Thursday. I'll ask them what's involved, but I suspect the SW download will take the time. As any fule kno when upgrading their Apple or MS software.....
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:49 AM   #6343
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Having mine upgraded Thursday. I'll ask them what's involved, but I suspect the SW download will take the time. As any fule kno when upgrading their Apple or MS software.....
Let us know if it is a software update only...
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:09 AM   #6344
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It is just software, all the hardware is already there. The tilt sensor, which is the bit everyone seems to think needs to be added, is already there to support the lean sensitive traction control.

It is one of the reasons the traction control is so effective, it will let you slide a bit more when the bike is upright, and ups the safety levels when you are banked over. The MSC just takes all that hardware and adds clever software to make the braking safer.

This bike was always built with this in mind, its just the MSC wasnt fully ready and tested when the bike launched.

My dealer says the software upload is at least an hour
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:41 AM   #6345
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My dealer says the software upload is at least an hour
My dealer says to allow 90/100 minutes for the download. Apparently, it has to interface back to KTM headquarters directly into their own server thingy. Don't know if that is true for you U.S. Guys.
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