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here is my question where is the best place to wire in a volt gauge so it turns on and off with the bike. and what what wires?
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Search in the Electrics section....a few threads on it in there....



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here is my question where is the best place to wire in a volt gauge so it turns on and off with the bike. and what what wires?
As mentioned check the "Search" feature as you can find the most any information when you actually need it instead of waiting for replies. Many use the extra wires hidden in the headlight bucket.

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As mentioned check the "Search" feature as you can find the most any information when you actually need it instead of waiting for replies. Many use the extra wires hidden in the headlight bucket.
Those wires are always hot. You would need a switch to turn off the power.

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I used the hot from the front running lights to trigger a relay which powers the volt meter dire toy from the battery. Giving you the best volt reading from the battery.
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here is my question where is the best place to wire in a volt gauge so it turns on and off with the bike. and what what wires?
In order to get the most accurate Voltage reading (without loss thru wire harness), I wired Volt Meter directly to my Coil Mod Relay (ign. switched), thus reading actual Battery voltage directly.

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...a relay...switched into the key switch is the ultimate though....me and KC and Nitro were just discussing that a few days ago.....



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In order to get the most accurate Voltage reading (without loss thru wire harness), I wired Volt Meter directly to my Coil Mod Relay (ign. switched), thus reading actual Battery voltage directly.

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I think this is the way to go. Did mine through the right running light in the bucket and it will give you lower readings and a big range during the ride.

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I wired mine to the red wire on the front coil. I get an accurate reading and switches off with the key. Haven't seen/felt any adverse effects yet.

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