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Lights On

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Is it just me or does anyone else notice their bike stalling easier, and harder to start with the lights on. Makes sense that the extra electrical load would make it so. :)

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Strange. I honestly haven't noticed a difference.

Me neither... But now that you mention it I'll be looking out for it.

Dan

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Strange. I honestly haven't noticed a difference.

It shouldn't make much difference as the light circuit is isolated from the starter circuit by the rectifier, thus drawing no current from the battery.

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It is very obvious when you ride around just above the idle point in first gear. The power loss can be felt. Beyond that there is little to notice. :)

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Strange. I honestly haven't noticed a difference.

I've thought about it and experimented and found no diff. I do like to leave mine off just so it lasts longer. :)

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Strange. I honestly haven't noticed a difference.

I've thought about it and experimented and found no diff. I do like to leave mine off just so it lasts longer. :)

I have a light switch and haven't noticed any diff.

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I notice it most, of course, in the slow technical stuff, lugging. The stalls are more frequent. Its like it stalls quicker, just a split second before I go to grab the clutch for feather. I can't tell any difference on open sutff. I now tend to turn it off in the slow stuff and only use it when dark of course and when the trails are crowded to help with visibility. I also find myself turning it off when I'm kick starting because I "believe" it is easier to start.

One of those things you'd never be able to prove I supose. Just a feel/perception.

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Nothing to prove. The enegry generated is not free. The electrical load places a small "resistive" drag on the crank rotation. IE. it take some HP to make electricity. It is not free! :)

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Indy is right. If it were free we would have solved the Energy problems for the universe. I have noticed a big difference when the battery is weak.

5spoke whos dual spoke kit is that? Looks good.

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