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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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my next project will be installing a volt meter. i was wondering if you all tapped off an existing "keyed" circuit or if you put the meter on its own circuit off the batery with a relay?
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I tapped into the front running light circuit, bu then it's only temporary until the front end goes back together. Then I'll find a place to tap into the fuse box if at all possible.

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I would tap into the y/r wire coming out of pin 13 on the JB it is tied directly into the alternator and battery with a relay and a fuse. check out pg 15-36 of the Clymer Manual.
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Mines wired directly to the battery (fused of course) with a relay to turn it on & off, lead from the junction box. I have a diagram for the basic wiring on my post as well. There's deffinatly several ways to wire it up.


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Wired mine to the front running and signal wires in the headlight bucket...works well..if someone reads this and thinks I might do damage please let me know....

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Wired mine to the front running and signal wires in the headlight bucket...works well..if someone reads this and thinks I might do damage please let me know....
It won't do any damage but your reading will be lower than if you connect to the battery w/inline fuse and a relay switched from a key on circut.


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Thanks Lance328 I'll have to read up on how to do that....

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thanks guys, im thinking about slims idea to save from buying and installing a relay. i was wondering if that circuit would give a true reading from the battery or is there draw that would lower the guage reading? if no one can give me an answer i will test it myself. thanks again
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I had it wired both ways. I didn't really notice any differance other than the peice of mind knowing I was monitoring the battery opposed to a circuit on the bike. I know, splitting hairs right. The head light bucket hook up is deffinatly the easier of the two.

Here's a link to what I went through.

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I'm low on electrical knowhow..what kind of relay and size fuse for the voltmeter and where do you get it. I saw your diagram.

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