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Well, did about 150 miles so far today, about half in rain. Interesting tracking with the voltmeter. Started out with 13.1-13.2 at idle jumping to 14.5 as you cross 2,000 r.p.m., I can live with that. Something odd though as the day developed, I was seeing 14.7 cruising and got to thinking that the slight bump up in charge may be attributable to fully charging the battery before departing, then as I ran longer I was deleting more power and it required a bit more charging to keep up? Time will tell. I did see a dip down to 11.4 when starting with it immediately returning to normal when running, pleased.
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Well, did about 150 miles so far today, about half in rain. Interesting tracking with the voltmeter. Started out with 13.1-13.2 at idle jumping to 14.5 as you cross 2,000 r.p.m., I can live with that. Something odd though as the day developed, I was seeing 14.7 cruising and got to thinking that the slight bump up in charge may be attributable to fully charging the battery before departing, then as I ran longer I was deleting more power and it required a bit more charging to keep up? Time will tell. I did see a dip down to 11.4 when starting with it immediately returning to normal when running, pleased.
Sounds like it is charging normally. Now if none of the bolts/nuts do not back out again, you should be good to go. At least with a visual voltage regulator you will know if it stops charging.
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This is what should happen, even with a fully charged battery - the battery will lose a bit of charge when starting the bike - the regulator will begin to bring the level back up - when fully charged, yoiu may see the peak charging voltage (but it is likely supplying very little current at that level - keeping the battery fully charged up & also supplying what is need by the rest of the electrical system)...

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Out riding this morning - before the temp got to 92°...

I enjoyed riding this morning - lots of back roads like this:


I eventually rode to Gettysburg - This is the Longstreet Tower...
These Scoot Coupes came by like little ducks in a row...


Along Confederate Avenue is the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument



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It was a great evening for a ride!



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I enjoyed another August ride - Beautiful Day!


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Thanks...

There was another very cool view that I missed... Because the entire sunset takes place in just a few minutes, every thing changes in just a matter of seconds - I could not find the right place to stop in time to capture that earlier cool view...


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