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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2015, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone found a good digital voltmeter that can be installed on the bike? One that can be connected directly to the battery connections? I want to keep track of the voltage after replacing the stator. There's a zillion of them out there, just thought someone might have found one that works well, is easy to mount, and doesn't fall apart, and that doesn't cost a fortune.

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Saw some decent looking DVMs on ebay a couple of days ago, but can't vouch for them.

I like the LED voltmeter I put on mine, looks something like the Kuryakyn meter, but cost me about $12 at ebay. It's accurate enough to know what's going on with the charging and battery. It's hooked to the battery with a hidden toggle switch inline with the ground. Similar to this one, don't see mine listed right now, but if you're interested I can look for the seller. Kuryakyn Black LED Battery Volt Meter Gauge Harley Honda Yamaha Kawasaki Suzuki | eBay

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This one's waterproof and inexpensive. It's been in my Amazon cart for a while and I'll add it to the 750 once I get the stator job done.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CK3Z1HW

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I used one that goes in the cig lighter. Bought a cig like plug in for it.

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You These are real nice, but you need to find a panel to mount it:

BikeMeters.com - Digital Voltmeters manufactured by DATEL


I used this one in my "dash" because it uses so little power (so it's always on) and is water proof:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detai...1042-ND/385409

If you leave it directly wired to your battery, (I used the accessory leads in the headlight bucket) most will slowly drain your battery unless you install a switch. The one above used so little juice that wasn't needed.

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Thanks. It shouldn't drain my battery as I keep it hooked up to a battery tender all the time when not being ridden. I normally don't like digital, but they are more accurate, and I want to be able to keep track of the voltage at different speeds over time and see if it changes.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
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