Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
Now that there, see, that is the way to go. For 1200 clams, you can't go wrong. Don't tell me you can't pick these fine little bricks up for a song. You can.
One thing, though... This is the second time I have read someone make a remark along the lines of "replace the alternator with a 50W one". Fifty measly watts is a damn dim bulb, dude. Now, my R1200CLC has an 840 watt alternator. That's ample You coiuld light a minor league ballpark with that and still have juice enough to pop corn in the concession stand..OTOH, my KLR has a 180 watt alternator. Now that's wimpy. I had to put a volt meter on her because if I flip the grip heaters on low and sit at a stop, or run high beams, I will run the battery right down. I don't dare run grips and high beams simultaneously even under weigh. 180 watts ain't nothin, so 50 has got to be a misprint. Is it maybe a 50 AMP? At 12 volts, 50 amps would make 600 watts.
So. What's the story on the K75 alternator? I know I have good heated grips on mine, as well as a power outlet I never use. The battery is about the size you need to run an import hatchback (non-ABS model). So what's lacking that people want to replace the thing?
Unmitigated risk aversion is the new Puritanism, complete with witch hunts, funny outfits, and solemn preachers thundering doom. The name of God is changed to Safety; the name of Satan is changed to Lawyer; but the object remains the same: to suck all the life out of life and make you live on the husk.