I never seem to have trouble with my little road camera, as far as the mechanisms go. It's a Konica-Minolta X20, and all the mechanisms are inside, in a periscope configuration. You're right the KLR doesn't have much power overhead. The Burgman has twice the alternator the KLR does, I believe 480 watts. Today, I found a 12 volt baby bottle warmer at Canadian tire that looks like it should keep the camera warm perfectly. I think it's 13 watts? I'll let you know how it works out, if it does, I can always send you up one, and you can buy me a beer some time. Anyway, be back later, just headed out the door.