Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
I knew the 13v was from the bike's charging system, is that sufficient? i read somewhere that at 3,500rpm it should be 14.5v. is this true?
13v from the charging system at 3,500 rpm seems low to me.
The electrical gurus do say 14.5 volts at 3500-5,000 rpm or so is desirable.
Does the voltage rise closer to 14 if you rev the engine higher to 4, 5 or 6k rpm?
A nominal 12 v battery has 6 cells that should produce 2.2 v each at rest, or 13.2 v total.
Last edited by OlHossCanada; 02-20-2011 at 08:29 PM.