950 elec output

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by rixx, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. rixx

    rixx n00b

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    Ive a 950 sm and the elec out put isn't enough to power a heated vest and both gloves.

    Is there any upgrade.

    Thanks
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  2. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-) Supporter

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    SE is the same as the SM. I have no issue with jacket, gloves and insoles. Do you have a bunch of extra lights too?
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  3. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-) Supporter

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    Actually just looked up the specs... all 950/990 are 450watts.

    I run the same gear on my 950 Adventure and an auxiliary light... still no problems. Battery is always fully charged.
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  4. albani

    albani Been here awhile

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    check your charging system.
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  5. zimtim

    zimtim Adventurer

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    As albani says.
    Check your battery and charging system
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  6. rixx

    rixx n00b

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    Thanks for the replies... I don't have extra lights and always have the bike hooked up to the optimate. so I imagine I need to check the system..
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  7. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    Probably worth checking the health of your battery too if it's more than a few years old... but the biggest likely culprit is a dodgy regulator/rectifier slowly cooking the battery through over-charging. Pretty common unfortunately. Another point of trouble is corrosion and eventual melt-down of the big brown three-pin alternator connector. Particularly prevalent when the bike is run a lot in the wet, such as may be experienced in a typical Cheshire climate!

    Cheers... Paul
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