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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Great Looking Voltmeter!

Recently picked up a voltmeter and mounting cup off E-Bay.

Been looking for a while but this is the closest to an OEM look for our gauges that I've seen. Auto Meter 2592. 2-1/16" , 8-18V. Even comes with a green cover for the lightbulb to match the lighting. Paid $30 + shipping

The pedestal mounting cup is chrome-plated plastic but looks sharp. Auto Meter 2203. Paid $28 shipped.

Have not installed yet, but thought I'd share the info and see if anyone else is satisfied with the look/performance.

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When I mounted mine I put a little silicon underneath to stop any water from getting down into the bikes housing. One single screw holding it down. I have no complaints.

I painted the facia trim to match my guages.



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very nice look... i've been considering a voltmeter and i think you found the one i will get... thanks for the info!

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When I mounted mine I put a little silicon underneath to stop any water from getting down into the bikes housing. One single screw holding it down. I have no complaints.

I painted the facia trim to match my guages.



That's a very nice set up there.

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Picked up my volt gauge cheap through tractorsupply.com, bought the mount at Pepboys and Lance made the cup. THANKS LANCE! He wired it up through the headlight bucket. Works great.


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Same thing I put on,


Except my buddy pretty much runs Autometer world headquarters here in Sycamore, IL. He specially waterproofed mine for me
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I used an older voltmeter (just liked the color coding on the gauge face) and ran into one issue; the needle would stick in warm weather. I'm pretty sure that the inner workings of the meter are old mechanical style and the cup (made for the gauge by the same manufacturer) was 'pinching' the gauge housing a little too much. I kept moving the cup retaining ring back little by little to find a sweet spot. I'm not sure if this would happen to a newer gauge which probably has electronic inner workings. Anyone else run into this with a newer analog gauge?


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I used an older voltmeter (just liked the color coding on the gauge face) and ran into one issue; the needle would stick in warm weather. I'm pretty sure that the inner workings of the meter are old mechanical style and the cup (made for the gauge by the same manufacturer) was 'pinching' the gauge housing a little too much. I kept moving the cup retaining ring back little by little to find a sweet spot. I'm not sure if this would happen to a newer gauge which probably has electronic inner workings. Anyone else run into this with a newer analog gauge?
That looks a lot better than I thought it would. I just bought the Kuryakin LED gauge, but haven't installed it, yet. Now I wonder if I should swap it for one like yours.


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Where did you hook up the wires to Battery, junction box? and how did you get the light to work? but it looks very sharp
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That looks a lot better than I thought it would. I just bought the Kuryakin LED gauge, but haven't installed it, yet. Now I wonder if I should swap it for one like yours.
Don't give up on the Kuryakin LED gauge. I've seen it highly recommended on this forum for function, ease of installation and accuracy. I just like the analog look better to match the existing gauges, a personal preference.


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