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Volt meter connection?

I have installed a volt meter that I need to connect to an ignition wire so it is not on all the time. I used the plugs in the headlight for the + and - but the third wire goes to an ignition wire (so it is on only when the ignition is on). Can one of you electrical geniuses tell me which wire to connect to in the headlight?
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I can't answer your question. But I am curious where you got that thing....



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The marker lights from the front blinkers run into the headlight bucket. You can tap into those. you can also use the back lighting for the dash.

marker lights and dash lights should be R/BL

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Volt meter

eusjma,

here is the link for the volt meter.
http://www.bigbikeparts.com/Inventor...-239?catalogNo

Where are you in the Dallas area? I moved to Nor Cal from Dallas.

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AGM Interstate CycleTron II
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SilverStar Headlight 9003/H2 H4
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R/R relocation
Digital Volt Meter 5 IN 1
Engine Guard w/pegs
ProTac Back Rest
Trunk (not installed)
Pickup coil mod
Metzler ME 880 Marathon
front: 110/90 - 19 rear: 170/80 - 15
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Super easy to trace that running light wire inside bucket! You can also install an on-off switch to the meter. I chose to go that route simply because I felt no need to it being on all the time while riding,plus just sitting in garage I can ck batt stat without the key being turned on. Just another idea!

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eusjma,

Where are you in the Dallas area? I moved to Nor Cal from Dallas.

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I live in Allen (near Plano, Richardson...). What part are you in?



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I'm in Santa Rosa, CA (wine country - 50 miles n. of SF). I lived in Richardson, TX at one time. Dallas, Waco, Austin, Houston, Longview, Tyler, Galveston, etc. too.

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Natl. Cycle Deflector Screen
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Marbled
R/R relocation
Digital Volt Meter 5 IN 1
Engine Guard w/pegs
ProTac Back Rest
Trunk (not installed)
Pickup coil mod
Metzler ME 880 Marathon
front: 110/90 - 19 rear: 170/80 - 15
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I have that same meter on my VTX1300. I have it wired to always be on. The draw is so small, your bike would have to sit for weeks and weeks to drain the battery. I can walk past the bike and check the voltage, temp, time.
Of course my VTX has not shown any sign of a charging problem(knock wood)
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Just thought a bit more about this. Its been a while since I installed it, but the wire you are talking about is probably just for the backlight on the meter. Don't really remember.
But mine is on all the time but the backlight is only on when the bike is on, so that would make sense..
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Ear shave
V&H Cruisers
Tim Parrott stator
R/R relocated
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