In praise of led & agm

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I thought I would share this experience with you all for what it's worth. A while back I installed LEDs all around my N15CS along with a small agm battery. Yesterday afternoon I went out for a ride running my headlights as daytime running lights as I now normally do. With the original setup, keeping the battery up was always questionable especially in traffic. I returned home about 4:00 pm and parked it in the garage. At about 11:00 pm while getting ready for bed, I noticed a light in the garage and lo and behold I realized that I had forgotten to turn the light switch off. The headlight was burning as bright as ever after seven hours! Try that with the OEM filament bulbs and lead acid battery.
 
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Good to hear that you've solved your lighting problem that easy.
LEDs are a good upgrade if you frequently leave lights on when parking your bike.
I think your charging system have degraded a bit since new. No need to worry about that for a couple of years after your upgrade. Ride happily.
 
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I use a little 12V 1.3amp Duracell Ultra AGM battery to power the Boyer for starts and help with the lights if/when I switch them on. I use a 47 year old M.A.P. battery eliminator as well. The little AGM gets some recharge juice from the alternator when the motor is running. The little battery hasn't exploded, so I guess it all works. I'll have to look into swapping the two bulbs I use to LEDs. Good tip
 
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