This is a new meter to replace the unit I had shown you before. This unit is quite superior in design, function, and reliability even when you consider it's $30 price. And unlike the previous meter installation, this meter is powered directly from the motorcycle battery.
With my recent battery problems, I had to go through several diagnostic errors (errors on my part), only to discover that the source of the problem was a dying battery. It would not hold a charge and that makes the stator put out a tremendous amount of juice trying to power up the battery. The result is fried wires.
So, my regulator/rectifier was fine, the stator was fine, it was the battery. I could have seen this coming if I only had a continuously monitoring voltage gauge.
The first image is the meter itself. The available functions are:
- Battery voltage/Alternator status (in volts and in 3 LEDs Low, Med, High)
- Ambient temperature and Remote temperature (in F&C) with a min/max recall
- Clock (in 12hr or 24hr modes)
- Stopwatch, timer, and lap counter
- "Black Ice" alert via flashing LED, and audio alert
I chose to put the remote temperature probe inside the fairing near the engine.
This picture shows that the meter can be mounted below the top surface of the triple clamp.
You will need to form an "L" bracket upon which the meter can be bonded to and from which you can bolt to the front of the triple clamp. In the first picture you can see the bolt head.
This is the packaging that the meter came in. It is pretty easy to find on the Net.
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