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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 06:19 PM
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I had the one below mounted with double sided tape on the GL emblem just above the radio controls, on my 2008 GL1800.
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I had the one below mounted with double sided tape on the GL emblem just above the radio controls, on my 2008 GL1800.
http://wingstuff.com/products/2851-u...?from_search=1
Yea, I failed to mention that I too, simply used double sided tape to keep mine in place. IMHO it is best to wire it directly to the battery, if you ride enough, it won't drain the battery (it draws so little even if you leave it parked for a week or so), or you can put a switch inline.

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I have this voltmeter on my Goldwing. It is mounted on the right speaker grill.
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Guys I know you all are taking about Volt Gauges...Thought I would throw this out there...I bought the Spark Bright...simple to hook up and works perfect...just a thought.


http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkri...ge-monitor.php

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I use a KuryAkyn volt meter that shows voltage in idiot light colors. I can't read well while driving and the lights are helpful.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/k...TVKhoCgjPw_wcB

It must be wired into a switched circuit so I tied into the aux power line in the left glove box.

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After all this advice and seeing what others use, I have decided not to install anything.
Why you ask?
Drilling holes is out of the question for one.
I would be constantly watching any meter and getting drove crazy when it would change in the least.
My family says I have a bit of OCD.
They may be correct now that I see how the above things mentioned would bother me.
Sorry for wasting everyone's time.



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Drilling holes is out of the question for one.
I've got more holes in the tupperware of my bike from adding switches, lights, gauges, and other farkles than the Titanic had in her hull.

I find I rarely look at my voltmeter. It is interesting to watch the alternator's "soft start" feature when starting the engine.
My intent for installing a voltmeter was to be able to instantly troubleshoot if I ever had a no-start condition.
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during a Polk speaker upgrade the tweeters are disconnected and the vacated holes offer some prime, imho, windscreen "information" real estate.

i took the LEDs from a cheap (less than $10) 12v cigar style tester and installed them in the holes.

top three are battery and bottom three are alternator

... been in there over two years now and outside on extended road trips

still works
(I've since installed radar detector alert lights in the other tweeter hole)


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Yep !!

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I have this voltmeter on my Goldwing. It is mounted on the right speaker grill.
I did the same, but in my left speaker cover... Works GREAT

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It will not work on a F6B.


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