It WAS the battery, but then again, was it just?
My first post in November was about my 1995 R100RT Classic and its 4yr old battery that suddenly crapped out, an event, the timing of which, made me take a serious look at the entire charging system and its limitations. The battery WAS old and I shouldn't have been surprised when it died, but now I am left wondering should I update the 280 Watt system to a 450 Watt kit ($600 +), renew the present system or leave it alone? Do I fix what ain't necessarily broken? Has dry rot begun to set in? A previous bike was an 82 Honda 750VF Sabre; a terrific machine except the electrical system began failing in expensive episodes. I couldn't afford it and sold it for parts. In the 3 yrs I've owned the RT I have had to replace the regulator but otherwise it's been trouble free. I've been spooked by electrical systems ever since. I'm not looking to accessorize the RT, but I don't want to be stranded on the road with a dead battery either.