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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Battery meter

Can someone recommend a decent battery meter for not a lot of money. Perhaps one that i could mount on my handlebar to keep track of battery voltage, esp. now that I am using electric gloves and jacket. Thanks. Phil
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-20-2012, 04:48 PM
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Here ya go,$8 with shipping on Ebay.
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I put it a $3 radio shack project box for mounting.
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Battery meter

Does that meter wire directly to the battery and can it be mounted where it can be easily seen? Thanks for your quick reply btw. Phil
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I use the same VM pictured above. I just double stickie taped it under my Pat Walsh shelf and it is happy there. The claim is that the meter is water proof and I have gotten mine wet once or twice. For the price, if it broke I would replace it with exactly the same type unit.

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Does that meter wire directly to the battery and can it be mounted where it can be easily seen? Thanks for your quick reply btw. Phil
On other bikes I've always wired the voltmeter into an ignition switched supply so it doesn't attempt to flatten the battery. Might give slightly erroneous readings, but when the meter costs a few pence it isn't likely to be 100% accurate.
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I will mount them ( I bought 3 ) all in different places on each bike.I to have a PW dash on the V and it will mounted there.


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post #7 of 7 Old 11-21-2012, 03:16 PM
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I chose a Koso brand digital gauge. Small compact and attached with double sided tape. I did not need to drill any holes, just slid them through one of the fairing screw holes drain slot. HOWEVER, it was not water resistant until I placed a dab of clear silicone sealant at the exit for the wires.

I don't mind the going and I don't mind the stopping. I absolutely hate the stop and going.
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