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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Where to hook up Volt Meter-???

I would like to hook a volt meter up to read only when the key is on,and would like to do it in the headlight cage if possible... Would the marker light wires work, or would the signal part give problems...??? Is there a better place to hook up..??
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Just my 2 cents here. I have the Kury LED voltmeter mounted between the guages. I ran the wire to a lighted switch mounted on the right neck cover and then home runned it to the battery. I wanted the most accurate reading and I was not sure of tapping any of the bucket wires. Took me 20 min mostly because I soldered the connections.
I am sure someone else will chime in on tapping the bucket wires.

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I suggest adding a relayed power source for it.... Power Block Relay

Wired up like this would leave it connected hot to the batt, but only when the key is on and sending power to the relay.
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I used the spare hot wire in the headlight bucket, it worked fine with Kury volymeter.

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I used the spare hot wire in the headlight bucket, it worked fine with Kury volymeter.
Isn't that lead always hot? I know the leads under the side cover are always hot.
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yes the spare wire is hot. you can splice into the front running lights but you will get a drop in actual voltage. i will hook mine up to the batery with the use of a relay and inline fuse for a true reading. its a bit more work but that is what i want

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I suggest adding a relayed power source for it.... Power Block Relay

Wired up like this would leave it connected hot to the batt, but only when the key is on and sending power to the relay.

slim, thanks for the link. good article, it would save adding a relay for every hook up
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Slim..glad you posted that...where would be the best place to attach the power block and relay....

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don't know if it is the best place...but since I relocated the R/R I placed mine where the R/R used to be under the battery box... another good place would be on the rear side of the battery box....or any place you can find.... I have heard of people using the tool box as well... I think the Tool box would be one of the best locations.
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Thanks...............

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