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Hey all, I'm gathering up some electrical accessories to add to my 2002 FXDXT. I'm planning to add a pair of 55 watt halogen driving lights, the H-D kit that converts the rear turn signals to 'turn and brake', and upgrade the stock turn and brake bulbs to brighter krypton automotive bulbs.

Later I'll probably add an LED running-and-brake light on the license plate frame, and some LED or neon lighting under the tank. to make it more visible from the sides.

At some point I may want to add some electric clothing (though not this weak excuse for a winter, I was riding last weekend ... ;-)

How much of this junk can I bolt on before I start burning up stators? At what point would I need to spring for the 45 amp alternator?

Related question - before I start drilling holes, has anyone seen a passing light bar that bolts onto a FXDXT with the stock mini fairing? (right now I'm planning to mount them to the highway peg support bars ...)
 

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Boismier said:
Hey all, I'm gathering up some electrical accessories to add to my 2002 FXDXT. I'm planning to add a pair of 55 watt halogen driving lights, the H-D kit that converts the rear turn signals to 'turn and brake', and upgrade the stock turn and brake bulbs to brighter krypton automotive bulbs.

Later I'll probably add an LED running-and-brake light on the license plate frame, and some LED or neon lighting under the tank. to make it more visible from the sides.

At some point I may want to add some electric clothing (though not this weak excuse for a winter, I was riding last weekend ... ;-)

How much of this junk can I bolt on before I start burning up stators? At what point would I need to spring for the 45 amp alternator?

Boismier, you have some good questions and I always try to help even though I'm not qualified . You will have some room for adding additional lighting and equipment without any problems. Running to much similtaniously which is what you are talking about could tax your system if your load is too great. I don't know what the load for electric clothing and neon lighting would be. What you need to do is to calculate how many amps your additional accessories will draw. Your lights are already in watts . The best way is to get every thing into amps so you can figure your total amp load. The wattage to amp calculation is : WATTS / VOLTS = AMPS. I'm not sure what the normal stock load is but to give you a rough idea convert your stock lighting watts to amps to give a general idea and add your additional accesorry amps on to it. This will give you an idea what your total load would be.
Hopfully someone with more knowledge will post to help ya .

Later
 
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