Electric output on LC4?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Airhead, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    This monitor looks very nice.

    For comparison, I've used this one for about 25K miles and I really depend on it. It did RTW service successfully.

    http://www.jpcycles.com/product/382-167?utm_source=googleproducts&utm_medium=cse

    I'd much rather have the gauge, I am running two 35W HID's, an electric vest and heated grips so amperage usage decisions have to be made especially at night when it is darned cold.

    A monitor really is helpful.
    Hope this new one is lighted and that the alarm isn't overkill and always sounding.

    With the 'Stop and Go monitor I often get bad readings that correct themselves once I get the revs up for a couple of minutes.
    bill
  2. Luke

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    On a bike with a kickstarter? Seriously?

    Besides; I have ears, a harbor freight voltmeter, a good voltmeter, and a $$$ GPS with a voltage monitor that each already tell me the same thing.

    I'm partial to battery monitors that display plain old voltage. Less BS between you and what's actually going on.

    That, and I don't trust anyone that would run unfused battery connections anywhere.


    Hey, you asked. :lol3
  3. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Thanks for the feedback Bill :beer

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    I did. :D

    Good points, and let me play ill-equipped defender of the Argus Battery Bug.

    Without looking I recall they claimed ~300mA draw - is that high enough for a fuse? I might be askin' for a lesson in fuseology - I'll take my medicine.

    So the % battery meter is not adequate, or it could be mucked up. (Q: There is a reason why folks pay hundreds for Flukes eh? How does your good meter compare to the HF model? :ear)

    I was wondering if this would be worthwhile on my cage:

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    I guess I could put a different socket on my dash and use that on the bike too... or get me a GPS that has a voltage meter or... say what's the problem with wanting to monitor your battery with a kickstart-able bike? I can even turn off my headlights and "they say" kickstart it with a dead battery. But... :dunno
  4. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    Nothing. I was mostly just being an ass. If you haven't overloaded the bike with accessories, there's no need for it. If you have, you're better off with a regular voltmeter. Either way, someday the battery will have trouble cranking the bike, and you can replace it. If it goes bad quickly, thanks to the kickstarter you're not stuck.


    Every wire needs to be on a fuse so that if it chafes through to the frame it doesn't start a fire.

    My HF meter is just as accurate as my good one. It doesn't have as many features, and isn't as rugged.
  5. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    What a great thread,
    Great information on the stator upgrade. :clap:clap
    Its on my list of things that needs doing right to be cured.
  6. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Ditto that!
  7. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Just stick in some HID lights and live with it.
    bill
  8. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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  9. hg102

    hg102 Been here awhile

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    I just installed their new one today. I ran out of time so I have not measured the output yet. I hope to do that tomorrow. I will post the resluts after testing.

    Thanks for all the great testing on this thread.
  10. Umarth

    Umarth Been here awhile

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    So how is it holding up? any issues with it?
  11. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Maybe:

    :kboom


    :dunno
  12. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Any updates on the high output stator?
  13. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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    Don't know about the plug-and-play newer version, but my ESG950 stator with 950 regulator/rectifier is still doing quite well. It's putting out all the wants I could possibly watt - :rofl
  14. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Awesome, is that with the 950 regulator still mounted in the stock position?
  15. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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    Yes, 950 regulator in the stock location for a 99.
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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I dont think anyone has really tested the electrosport much.. I may have to..
  17. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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  18. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Team- I sold my '07 640A awhile back and have a deal for one of you.

    Over on KTMtalk a few years ago a guy from Electrosport posted up wanting a beta tester for their brand new/redesigned high output plug and play stator for the '03 through '07 KTM LC4 bikes.

    I wound up getting this stator for free with the promise of providing them ongoing feedback.

    I never got around to installing the stator, and don't have a bike this stator fits anymore. Plus I'm a firm believer in karma, don't feel right trying to sell this thing in the marketplace-especially since it was given to me.

    Your bike will need a voltmeter, and some electricity using farkles like heated grips, gps, occasional jacket use, hot rod headlights, a blender for daquri's, etc.

    I'll give it to one of you with the promise you'll furnish ease of installation feedback and a few thousand miles of usage feedback. It will fit '03 to '07 bikes.

    PM me if you're interested.

    Dirty
  19. philosobrad

    philosobrad problem_solvent

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    Dibs!
  20. Low594

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    Damn! Mines got an '01 motor! Was this designed to run with the stock or upgraded stator?