Alright! Enjoy the trip!
It's like that on a lot of old Hondas but the first gen GL's have a lot of draw without a lot of Stator charge capacity. I've done all the recommended mods to help, and it only gets dicey if it sits and idles for 5-10 mins or longer, I just like the meter to know when it gets close to battery killing levels, and that has only really happened to me a couple of times, both time on a hot day with bad traffic due to accident on freeway in the states so sitting and the fan comes on and starts to drain down the batter cause I only get like 13.5V at idle instead of the 14.5-15 at 3 so it uses the battery to run engine and fan together and starts draining it.The Jimbonaut said:Gotcha!
Is the charging issue common with all older GL's? Hope you're riding soon mate, heck of a weekend here and great to get out amongst it. The new fairing on your bike looks great!