Originally Posted by Bike...and Dennis
I really suspect your meter is reading high, and...
the battery is getting old so it loses a bit more juice when it cranks, so...
Dennis, I do agree with you that I'm also leaning toward the battery. It does start up fine, and does so very quickly with full choke. That's why I was putting off replacing the battery.
My bigger concern was with the 15.0 to 15.1 volt output causing damage to electrical components. I'm not sure how much voltage is too much for the Radio, CB, Garmin GPS or other bike components with short term high output from the alternator.
I disagree with it being the meter reading being HIGH though. The on bike meter has now been verified with 3 different digital voltmeters, two of them being known good, high end, Fluke meters. The readings have only varied by .1 to .2 volts from the meter on the bike.