Omega 450W Alternator Upgrade
It's been almost 100,000 miles ago that the R100GS got its first Motorrad Elektrik Omega alternator. Installation was simple, reliability good (70K miles on the first 400 Watt version), and Rick Jones stands behind what he sells. When it came time to pick a charging system upgrade for the RT, I briefly considered the EME offerings, but the memory of carving up the wiring harness on the last one I installed left me cold. Now a days the Omega system puts out another 50 Watts, and even my local BMW dealer, Ozzies in Chico, CA, carries them. That was good enough for me.
I'm not going to recount all the installation steps here (you'll find a detailed account with the R100GS pages), but I will highlight a few differences between the old and new Omegas, and of this particular installation.