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Why is it needed?

I plan to install a voltmeter on my 2005 VN750. It'a 2 1/6" Vision #
332-103 from egauges.com. The instructions on Starman's Kawasaki
Vulcan 750 Page - Tech and Mods recommends a relay or a manual
switch. When I turn my bike's ignition switch off, everything shuts
off, engine, headlights, running lights, brake light, etc. The
instructions with the gauge does not mention anything about a relay,
they show the gauge wired after the ignition switch. So, if the
whole electrical system goes out when I turn the ignition off, why
do I need a relay or another manual switch (toggle switch)?
Thanks for the input folks, and I hope that you all had great
Holidays.

Mike Hebert
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Re: Why is it needed?

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I plan to install a voltmeter on my 2005 VN750. It'a 2 1/6" Vision #
332-103 from egauges.com. The instructions on Starman's Kawasaki
Vulcan 750 Page - Tech and Mods recommends a relay or a manual
switch. When I turn my bike's ignition switch off, everything shuts
off, engine, headlights, running lights, brake light, etc. The
instructions with the gauge does not mention anything about a relay,
they show the gauge wired after the ignition switch. So, if the
whole electrical system goes out when I turn the ignition off, why
do I need a relay or another manual switch (toggle switch)?
Thanks for the input folks, and I hope that you all had great
Holidays.

Mike Hebert
Mike...I got my VDO from them also. I have mine wired directly to the battery..I mean directly, not thru the accessory wires or the ignition circuit etc. I did this to eliminate any voltage drop, and get as accurate a reading as possible, with no distortion. I use a good on/off toggle I bought at NAPA Auto, because the meter is always on when it's hooked up this way, and has a lighted dial. Minimal draw, and I also hook up to a BatteryTender, but I wanted no excess drain on the battery. Starman's relay is another way to accomplish this.

BTW, I am getting around to sending you a mounting bracket..., sorry for the delay.
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