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No such blue wire mod here. Gidaeon, are your questions answered? Mine are.

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All set. I went with direct to battery for now (existing cig lighter already routed in place).
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If your voltmeter is connected direct to the battery...

1. It won't be fused unless you install an inline fuse yourself.

2. If you don't have a switch to turn it off, it will drain your battery. The one I used only used 0.05ma ...which isn't enough to drain your battery unless you don't run the bike for 8 weeks. Back lit voltmeters use more power.

3. If you do install a switch...the odds of you forgetting to turn it off may be an issue.

4. Many wire their voltmeter to the front running lights...these turn of with the ignition switch and save the money and time needed to wire in a relay. You can of course wire direct to the battery but trigger the relay off the running lights.

5. I do suggest using a fuse if you're not using a fused circuit.
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gidaen's meter came with a fuse and a switch built in.

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Has anyone seen this?

https://www.amazon.com/MICTUNING-Cha...+voltmeter#Ask

Looks pretty sweet and saves a step when adding usb and voltmeter. I saw one version where someone wired a usb port where the neck reflector used to be. That could work cool for this if it's deep enough. (I think it's deeper on the left side of the bike that the right side.)

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4. Many wire their voltmeter to the front running lights...these turn of with the ignition switch and save the money and time needed to wire in a relay. You can of course wire direct to the battery but trigger the relay off the running lights.
Finally getting around to this project. I like your idea wiring the USB/voltmeter through the running lights to have it turn off with the ignition. I see on the wiring diagram that the signals have blue, gray, and black/yellow wires. Any idea which one is the running lights?
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Your Blue wire at the front turn signals has voltage when the ignition is on. Black/Yellow is the ground.

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Your Blue wire at the front turn signals has voltage when the ignition is on. Black/Yellow is the ground.


Thanks! I rewired the whole rear end, but it worked on the first try, so no need to go get a voltmeter


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