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Location: Chandler, Arizona
How you install the actual meter will be determined by the kind of meter you get. I prefer analog meters, digital meters are more accurate, IMO sometimes to accurate and fluctuate too much. I also think they are ugly. I had a voltmeter on my Vulcan for awhile, then put it on another bike and sold the bike with the meter still on it. I plan on getting another one. The main thing is to connect it DIRECTLY to the battery terminals. Connecting it anywhere else will likely give you an inaccurate reading. Don't even connect the ground to the frame, but directly to the - battery terminal. It's the battery you want to monitor. A ground connected to the frame could give you a normal reading, even if the battery itself is not properly grounded.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike