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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Quick charging system check

A simple check to see if your system is charging is to observe the headlight at idle then rev the engine. The light should intensify. If you watch your light you may pick up a problem before damage is done. I do this as part of my pre-flight check. You can adjust your idle lower first if you don't see a change.(note your normal setting)
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That is a good idea, I got a Volt meter so I can watch it whenever I ride.

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The headlamp check is a good idea. A Show Chrome led volt meter is less than $40 and not too difficult to install. I think it is an outstanding investment as a preventative. Mounted between the meters it is unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing, IMO. It can be monitored during rides and should give early warning to any charging problems. BTW Show Chrome isn't by any chance the only one on the market. As I posted in the for sale thread when someone commented on Lurches voltmeter some great meters can be found in any boat/marine store. Generally they hold up better to the weather than any you might find in an automotive store. Since most marine equipment has to stand up to the elements they are good bets for a motorcycle.
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