Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Just north of Annapolis Maryland
I got one of those like Scott described, that changes color depending on the voltage. Be careful though, there are a couple of different range options. I drilled a 12mm hole in the side of the verticle piece of plastic next to the front fuel tank cover piece behind the handlebar. I also added a on/off switch for it( all my switches for aux lights, radar detector and battery light are mounted in that same removeable plastic piece covering the front tank bolt). The only problem with the LED type is that you can't see it in daylight without covering it with your hand.
I had my magnets come loose in my alternator last spring and reglued them so I was very worried about them coming loose again and wanted some warning that the alternator had failed after having to phone-a-friend when my bike died on a trip. The glue has held and I also have piece of mind....but I do wish it was easier to see in the day time.
My VStrom 1000 K7
Stock bikes: a
purple '74 RD350 in great shape,
All-original 1975 H2 750 triple (purple of course),
1974 H2 750(my go-fast), a scary fast & fully ported
'82 Yam 650Turbo running 18PSI,
'75 GT550 built up & ported,
'75- H1 wrist-rocket,
'75 S1 Kaw 250 baby triple w/ lifted and ported 350cc cylinders/28mm flatslides
To-Restore list: '72 H1, 1-'75 H1, 1974 GT750