It's overloaded alright, Joe used #2 welding cable for the primary leads from the battery. When he started it and switched on all the accoutrements my pocket knife flew out of my pocket and stuck to his bike. He's having the stator rewound in Germany for 5-phase output. Feeding that into a rectifier bridge and is hoping for somewhere around 1700 watts@12v. output.
He's gonna need a flux capacitor to handle that kind of power!!!
Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to Church.
I'm a big fan of ABS. The Wee is still a street bike mainly and that's where mine will be most of the time so ABS is what I wanted.
My 07 is not ABS, and that's one mistake I wish I could have a redo on. I wouldn't consider getting one without ABS, unless you are a fan of skidding sideways like something from Smokey and the Bandit when you're caught between a sudden red light and cross traffic. If you plan on mostly offroading, there are better choices out there. The V-strom is engineered to be 80/20 road, and that's pushing it in my opinion.
All this talk of Wee riding and test rides, reminded me I haven't been on my Wee since middle of Jan. So I spent a couple of hundred miles of quality time with her yesterday. Here are the pics to prove it.
Chuck Henderson (US Army RET 1968-1991) (Forever Home – Colorado) STOC# 086,KLRST# 001 RIDE a little FASTER, RIDE a little FURTHER
03 ST1300 ABS (Silver STorm) 09 DL650 ABS (Weezer)
10 ST700 (Now & Then) 08 DR650 The LiST