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mugwump

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Electricity
« on: February 24, 2008, 12:25:00 PM »
Does this bike have any extra electrical output? Like for electric gloves and jacket?

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Re: Electricity
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 01:40:47 PM »
  From what I have heard it takes all the bike can generate to run the lights, horn etc. but when I brought this up before no one responded. I had hoped there was someone knowledgeable enough to determine if I could use an electric vest that drew 47W.  Surely someone out there knows how to figure this out.

Does this bike have any extra electrical output? Like for electric gloves and jacket?
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Re: Electricity
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 08:32:51 PM »
I'm not expecting alot from this bike. This question is one of the least answered about any bike. I for one don't understand why. Just ask this on Stromtrooper and see how much hemming and hawing goes on. Between where I live and my age, staying warm is pretty darn important to me.

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Re: Electricity
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 08:49:08 PM »
  I have noticed that Enfield riders pride themselves on being rugged individualists and prone to suffer for their passion.  That is all well and good down to about 35 degrees, at that point I turn into a wuss.

I'm not expecting alot from this bike. This question is one of the least answered about any bike. I for one don't understand why. Just ask this on Stromtrooper and see how much hemming and hawing goes on. Between where I live and my age, staying warm is pretty darn important to me.
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Re: Electricity
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 10:02:53 PM »
  From what I have heard it takes all the bike can generate to run the lights, horn etc. but when I brought this up before no one responded. I had hoped there was someone knowledgeable enough to determine if I could use an electric vest that drew 47W.  Surely someone out there knows how to figure this out.

Leonard,

Not sure that I qualify as "knowledgeable enough" but I'll give it a try.

I believe the stock alternator on the electric start models is rated at 116W (someone correct me if this is wrong).

If you are using say a 60W headlamp, a 10W tail lamp plus a couple of 2W instrument lamps plus a couple of watts for the ignition you would be drawing 76W continuously plus brake lights, horn, starter, etc. intermittantly.

116 - 76 = 40W

In short, no, there is not 47W to spare.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Electricity
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 01:57:42 PM »
Dang! Guess I'll have to wait for warmer weather.  Thanks Andy, very helpful.

In short, no, there is not 47W to spare.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Electricity
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 07:59:30 PM »
There is a source of higher output alternators available in the UK that give out up to 120 watts for use with the Bullet but not I think the Electra. Maybe they will produce such a device but I am guessing not.  >:(
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Re: Electricity
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 08:45:31 PM »
There is a battery powered vest made by Jett I might check out.  Here is a test on it:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/heated-vest/battery-heated-vest/2007-jett-vest.htm

There is a source of higher output alternators available in the UK that give out up to 120 watts for use with the Bullet but not I think the Electra. Maybe they will produce such a device but I am guessing not.  >:(
Lots of nicad batteries????????????  ::)
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Re: Electricity
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 11:41:37 PM »
These people do a vast array of clothing that is heated!

See:-  http://www.gerbing.com/Products/Liners/liteHeatedVestLiner.html

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Re: Electricity
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 11:00:15 PM »
As to whether or not the bike could power gloves and or jacket I got this rather quick reply:

Below is the answer I got when I asked your question:

 

Answer:

Depends upon the year of the bike; on pre 6/99 bikes forget it. Post 99 with KS may be marginal; ES bikes seem to do pretty well. We know that people are running gloves with ease. The ammeter will tell you right away

 

Hope this helps!

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