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What is the most electrical stuff you've had running on your 1200GS


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ClearwaterBMW

i've read a lot about that lately

only 120 watts of EXTRA power around on the GS when running

many aux lights equal that amount

some have heated seats

some of 2 sets of lights...

etc...

 

what's the most you've had running at one time withOUT any problems charging the battery while riding?

 

thanks

greg

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Not sure where you get this info/it is incorrect. TT makes that statement regarding their dual hids. Their web site is incorrect. No other lights even come close. Of the many thousands of 12GS's/none have ever reported this problem either here or in europe.

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ClearwaterBMW

excellent marty,

i'm glad you said that. someone pointed that out to me on the TT site... their stuff is pretty good, so i trusted what they said, even though it made no sense. i'm sure there's plenty of folks who've run heated clothing for 2 people (on high) and some aux lights and could still charge that battery

 

glad you set me straight on that

 

greg

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Greg, I run 20w motolights and 55w PIAA driving lights. While some might run 110w driving lamps, I only like my wildlife medium rare.

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ClearwaterBMW

do you have your motolights on the recommended radial caliper mount? i thought they only came in 35W, 50W and 75W. i suppose the PIAA's are under the turn signals?

 

what about the LED turn signals, front and rear....

those look nice/especially for the front look... to help folks NOT turn in front of us

 

greg

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I'm with Marty. I think you have a bad source on info.

The Hex Heads have one of the strongest charging systems on the market.

The alternator is capable of producing 720 watts of power.

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100 watts of Motolights

100 watts of heated vest

70 watts of HID (or whatever they add up to)

25 watts (?) of misc. accessories

114 watts for the FL4T (in standby mode)

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100 watts of Motolights

100 watts of heated vest

70 watts of HID (or whatever they add up to)

25 watts (?) of misc. accessories

114 watts for the FL4T (in standby mode)

 

You forgot the ice cream maker.

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TT is wonderful...they tried to be very careful and play cya just in case. I hope you don't stroke out before tuesday.

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ClearwaterBMW

Guys, i'm not going to be able to sleep until i take delivery...

but i better... as you remember, i'm a pediatrician and school starts here on august 3rd.... i'll have a thousand checkups in the office this week

 

so....

i'm going to get the yellow

but i have not decided on the wheel choice yet

i like them both

doesn't really matter when you are riding it... can't see them them anyway

 

greg

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The alternator is capable of producing 720 watts of power.

 

Is this correct on a R12GS?

 

I thought I read a post a while back that the GS has ~400 watts, and the RT was in the 700 watt range.

 

Any info?

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I lived and worked in key west for 17 years. Prior to that I was based there in the navy.

 

Key west folks are called conchs. I am an adopted member. That's how I qualified.

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ClearwaterBMW

well,

i know about conchs

have lived in florida for 33 years

went to the university of miami

have spents a lot of time in the keys and key west

just wondered about how it still applies to you

now i know

 

so......

how often do you get down there these days?

and, do you always ride down there?

is it just the guys when you do go

or do the gals come along?

 

greg

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The alternator is capable of producing 720 watts of power.

 

Is this correct on a R12GS?

 

I thought I read a post a while back that the GS has ~400 watts, and the RT was in the 700 watt range.

 

Any info?

Jeff your post got me to thinking that I may have made a mistake so I researched it and found out that I in deed did make a mistake.

 

I was going on the assumption that all Hex Heads have 720 watt alternators because my new 05 RT has one.

In researching it I found that the RT and the ST have the 720 while the GS has a 600 watt alternator.

This is still better than most other bikes.

 

Sorry my mistake.

You know what is said about the word Assume ???

ASS-U-ME

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