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PostSubject: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:25 am

I have this voltmeter and want to install it on my Silver Wing 600
I would not want to make hole.
I thought about installing it on top of one of the two containers of brake fluid, with some support.
But I do not realize how.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:28 am


48mm x 29mm


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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:43 am

A side view and a rear view of that meter would help in imagining how it could be mounted

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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:27 am

Here you have:


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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:49 am

I installed my voltmeter that looks a lot like yours (7/8in x 1-3/8in) by removing the tab (i.e., plastic plug insert) below the handlebar plastic (that part that turns) in the center of the dash (that part that does not turn) as there was ample room in this location and it seems to be out of the way of any interferences.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:53 am

That was my first idea, but in that place I have a cell phone mount...
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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:36 pm

My voltmeter is weatherproof with leads sealed coming off the back - yours does not look like it is weatherproof - if not, then you need to keep it dry - which could influence how you mount it and where.

Be sure to 'tie' the voltmeter into wires that don't have too much of a voltage drop back to the battery - this was not a problem for me as I installed a HOT fuseblock (for other reasons) to the front of my SWing fed with 10 gauge wire.

I was surprised to find that my voltmeter gave me no indication of the percentage of charge my battery had as when I turn on my key the lights draw so much amperage that the voltage drops in the 11s volt range - but the SWing starts fine.

Where I like my voltmeter is when I am riding I can see how well my stator/alternator is charging the battery - and if I am using power faster than it can be replaced. This is important when I am using heated gear as I can overload the system - but can cut back on load (load shedding - such as turning off the high beam or turning off a piece of heated gear).

If I did not have 'auxillary loads' on my SWing then the voltmeter that I purchased would have been, for me, a waste of money. The stock SWing has ample power (450 watts I believe) to power everything on it - plus quite some more - so that measuring voltage all the time is not necessary - interesting but not necessary. When the system fails - battery, alternator, stator, etc - you are going to know it and no voltmeter installed on your SWing is likely going to help you diagnose the problem or keep you going - you are just going to have to fix it.
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PostSubject: Re: Voltmeter installation   Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:22 pm

thanks! very useful and clear
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