GTS 300 voltage loads
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GTS 300
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
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Location: Quezon city
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:14 pm quote
2010 GTS 300

I wanted to make modifications to improve visibility, for both myself and the scooter. I installed the following items:

1. Stebel Nautilus Air Horn
2. HID Bixenon Headlight w/ led running lights (35w & I installed a switch)
3. LED front running lights (500 mw / 4 lamps)
4. LED Signal lights
5. GIVI box with LED running lights, brake light and signal lights (No ratings)
6. Cel. Charger
7. Signal light beeper
8. Denali D2 auxiliary LED lights (4 & 10 watts)
9. Hazard Lights

My plan was to make significant lighting improvements in order to allow these poor orbs the ability to do night rides and be visible to other road users. Looking good is a definite plus too!

I upgraded from a PX150E and expected poor electrical energy reserves. Knowing the electrical load on an automatic scooter without a kick starter is very important.

Strangely, I didn't get the static load of the battery with the engine off.

12.34 volts - Starting the engine

14.30 volts - Engine running on idle

13.60 volts - Headlight on

13.79 volts - HID with Denali on low power

13.71 volts - HID with Denali on High power

13.15 volts - HID with Denali on High power and Hazard

12.43 volts - ALL and Horn

13.68 volts - ALL, with Cel. charger & No hazard

13.50 volts - ALL lights, brakes & Radiator fan

I was very pleased with the current capacity and looking forward to years of enjoying this ride.



Molto Verboso
08 GTS 250, 79 P200E, 62 Allstate
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 1329
Location: Florence, OR
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:15 pm quote
Nice Swan - lets see that bad boy lit up from a distance! And, BTW - Welcome!
Ossessionato
Jeep 4dr. Rubicon, Hard Rock
Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Posts: 2530
Location: Olympia, WA
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:56 pm quote
Looks good.
What's the round thing under your rear rack? Extra gas container holder?
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GTS 300
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Quezon city
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:55 pm quote
Thanks, give me a few days and I'll get the shots and post them online.
qascooter wrote:
Nice Swan - lets see that bad boy lit up from a distance! And, BTW - Welcome!


Last edited by Swann on Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
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GTS 300
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Quezon city
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:55 pm quote
Re: Looks good.
Yes it is, sharp eyes you've got there.
Turkman wrote:
What's the round thing under your rear rack? Extra gas container holder?
Ossessionato
2005 GT 200
Joined: 19 Jun 2010
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Location: Montgomery,Alabama
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:11 am quote
Welcome to the forum Swann! Thanks for sharing your modifications.
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GTS 300
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Quezon city
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:34 am quote
These are pictures of the lights.

I took measurements of the road, that should be part of the 2nd photo sessions.
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GTS300
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
Posts: 4
Location: Philippines
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:20 am quote
Lurking is what I seem to do best.

here are some rearward shots of the scoot, I still love it and have it.
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GTS300
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
Posts: 4
Location: Philippines
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:21 am quote
Here's one with the brake light on.
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GTS300
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
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Location: Philippines
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:42 am quote
Back in 2013, I installed an extremely large battery in my GTS and I have an update to the mod I did.

I bought my bike 2nd hand, I had no knowledge how old the current battery was and being an automatic with no kickster, I was not looking forward to the batter conking out on me. So I replaced it.

I was given the option of getting a Shorai Lithium-Iron battery, which was like a 10th the weight of a normal lead acid battery. 12v12Ah is what was installed, like the numbnut I was, I asked if there are anything stronger. The guy said YES. But we'll have to remove the tray under the battery for it to fit. He then proceeded to glue foam pads to isolate the battery from vibration.

This happened back in 2013, the battery was 12v21Ah. Yes, you read it right, 21 amperes and SEVEN years later I'm getting the "heebeejeebies" because the unnatural life span of the battery.

I emailed Shorai batteries and they said to charge the battery up to 14 volts and let it sit for 2 days, retest the voltage, if it doesn't drop, it's still good. I did exactly that and the battery held the charge. I'm still worried, but I'm going to ride this train all the way to the end of the line, just out of curiosity.
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GTS300
Joined: 28 Feb 2019
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Location: Philippines
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:00 pm quote
Here's a picture of the battery's condition after 6 years.
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