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Where to connect a VoltMeter?


OK, I got a volt meter to mount on my VK 750 and realized I probably don't want to just connect it to the battery so it can tell me what the battery voltage is, I want it to tell me the output from the alternator, so what is a good place to connect this? Is there a specific wire I can tap?
I know many of you have put these on your bikes so Thanx in advance for your advice.

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I just connected mine to the accessory wires in the headlight shell. If yours uses more than .05ma you'll want to put a switch on it. Many just wire it to the front running lights as they go off with the key switch.

Wiring it to the battery is pretty much the same. The charging volts is what you're going to get anyway, so kinda useless to wire it to the "alternator".

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