Charlie @ Evergreen wrote:Thats interesting. When I switched to a lithium battery my voltages were similar and it locked the battery after a few rides. Charge Voltage was to low. When I installed a new Ricks Alternator and a Mosfit Regulator the voltage at idle was 14.3 and have never had a issue. I noticed the engine ran smoother also..could be the higher voltage helps the ECU work optimally?? Maybe a standard acid battery can work on that charging voltage??
Hopefully some useful info.
Ohh I forgot to say, the voltage gets limited at 13.4v by the regulator.
I think my old external gsxr alternator setup which I was running before also limited the voltage at 13.5v so I guess this is normal.
I had a defective "load" wire once and then voltages went up to 14.8v and destroyed 3 batteries.... so im not sure you want to see 14v+, the limit is somewhere around that voltage.