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    310 stator limitations?

    Been reading concerns about stator/battery on the 310GS. Can grip heaters and a heated jacket be run at the same time, or are you risking draining the battery? Thanks

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    I only have grip heaters on my 2018, but also run a phone, GoPro (higher amperage USB ports), GPS, additional lights -- and the electrical system shows no sign of strain, even at idle.

    I am looking into picking up a heated vest for the winter.

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    I do not have heated grips but do ride with a Gerbing Jacket Liner and have not stressed the system at all. So now we have a report that grips work OK and that a liner works OK. Who uses both??
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    Stator Test

    I have a 310GS stator test scheduled for tomorrow.

    Will be using heated grips, jacket, GPS, and driving lights if it does not end soon enough.

    It is supposed to be a little brisk.

    https://raise.rotary.org/Wayne-Koppa/fundraiser

    Wayne Koppa
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkoppa View Post
    I have a 310GS stator test scheduled for tomorrow.

    Will be using heated grips, jacket, GPS, and driving lights if it does not end soon enough.

    It is supposed to be a little brisk.

    https://raise.rotary.org/Wayne-Koppa/fundraiser

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI
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    Go Wayne Go!!
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Go Wayne Go!!
    Thanks Paul.

    Depart from the Grayling Restaurant at or about 7:00AM.

    Updates: https://raise.rotary.org/Wayne-Koppa/fundraiser

    Garmin satellite tracking: https://share.garmin.com/wckoppa

    Current temperature: 32F

    No dilly dally.

    Wayne Koppa
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    Just got back from a two day ride, where I ran the grip heaters and jacket the entire time. Happy to report no problems.

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    Breaking News -Stator Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by wkoppa View Post
    Thanks Paul.

    Depart from the Grayling Restaurant at or about 7:00AM.

    Updates: https://raise.rotary.org/Wayne-Koppa/fundraiser

    Garmin satellite tracking: https://share.garmin.com/wckoppa

    Current temperature: 32F

    No dilly dally.

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI
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    I have a volt meter installed in the dash of the 310GS. Running a Garmin GPS, factory heated grips, Denali LED driving lights and a Gerbing Microfiber jacket all of the time, the stator carried 12.5 volts at idle and 14.1 under throttle. It did this for about 15 hours with temperatures from 31 F to 53 F with no sign of issues.

    The test of the stator was incorporated with a fund raiser to eliminate Polio. The expenses from the 580 mile trip were taken care of by my wife and I and we have successfully raised $1,400 so far with some checks being mailed. The $1,400 raised so far will be tripled by the Gates Foundation so we have $4,200 and should do over $5,000 in the end. If you want to be part of that it is a solid cause. When we put Polio away we can spend those medical efforts on other needs:

    https://raise.rotary.org/Wayne-Koppa/fundraiser

    I may have to do some more stator testing with additional heated gear

    It is pretty amazing how that little bike can take a beating and keep on charging along.

    Wayne Koppa
    Garyling, MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkoppa View Post
    I have a 310GS stator test scheduled for tomorrow.

    Will be using heated grips, jacket, GPS, and driving lights if it does not end soon enough.

    It is supposed to be a little brisk.

    https://raise.rotary.org/Wayne-Koppa/fundraiser

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI
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    Save travels, Wayne!
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    I rode 55,000 kms with heated jacket and gloves connected directly to the battery with zero issues.

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