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A little Z bracket with two holes drilled for the tank bolts to pass through. Connected it to the switched ignition wire group. soldered and taped and forgotten. Monitoring is smart!

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What is a Z bracket?

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On the SP I (re)use the Signal Dynamics LED voltmeter from redslut

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On the VF, old skool VDO :-)

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Mt VFR has a laughable 70's LCD gauge.

 

But my 1000SP came with one from the factory in the 70's.

 

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My VFR1100ST, with a gauge that looks like it is meant to be there (but its not...): Honda marine gauge, fitted in the headlight adjuster receptacle.

 

 

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Mine is reverse LCD, it looks white on black in full sun, and red on black at night.

 

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Here's mine.

Cheapo eBay meter and I bent a wire hanger to secure it to one of the tank bolts.

 

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^^^^^^Necessity is the mother of invention..:beer:

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Haha...  Yeah.

All the discussion on R/R failing made the R1 piece and this meter the first mods I did.  But I didn't want to spend too much money on my first attempt putting a meter on.  So this was the result.  Working well so far.

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Just sunk her in the other day. Muck better than the cheapo I tired first. This one was still cheap though $8 on eBay. Also installed a fuse block.

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I was too afraid to cut holes in my lovely new (to me) VFR800, so I decided to go 'old school' and fit an LED voltmeter to the mounting bracket for my heated grips. The end result may look a bit 'Radio Shack', but I think that the two units match each other very well and that the LEDs don't really look out of place next to the heated grip control. YMMV :wink: , of course.

 

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Just bought one of these

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12-V-Motorcycle-Motocicleta-Volt-Meter-Gauge-Car-LED-Digital-Display-Voltmeter-Waterproof-Voltage-Volt-Meter/32810414939.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.yUVruO

 

Now just need some advice on what wire I need to attached to it. 

 

I've got a choice of buying 3, 5, 8, 17, 27 amp.

 

So which should I use?

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12 hours ago, Steve said:

Just bought one of these

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12-V-Motorcycle-Motocicleta-Volt-Meter-Gauge-Car-LED-Digital-Display-Voltmeter-Waterproof-Voltage-Volt-Meter/32810414939.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.yUVruO

 

Now just need some advice on what wire I need to attached to it. 

 

I've got a choice of buying 3, 5, 8, 17, 27 amp.

 

So which should I use?

 

If it's just a voltmeter you are buying it won't have a current rating, as it doesn't draw any current (for the purposes of this discussion).

 

Based on this, you probably mean you need to specify a voltage rating which will determine the measurement range of the gauge.  In which case, the nearest best choice is 17v, as your 12v car/bike battery will have ~14v as measured when it's running (charging from your alternator/stator).

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Excellent cheers for that. Makes it a bit easier to pick up the wire now.

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My first attempt at fitting a voltmeter involved using this rather 'Radio Shack' looking, multi-LED device, which I mounted on the bracket for the heated grips controller :unsure: ...

 

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However, it was hard to read and so I finally decided to take the plunge and have a hole cut in the right hand side fairing, so that my brother could kindly fit this one for me :cool: ...

 

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It is easy to read and very conveniently covers over a spot where I spilled some brake fluid on the paintwork :blush: .

 

 

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On 1/2/2018 at 11:43 PM, Steve said:

Just bought one of these

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12-V-Motorcycle-Motocicleta-Volt-Meter-Gauge-Car-LED-Digital-Display-Voltmeter-Waterproof-Voltage-Volt-Meter/32810414939.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.yUVruO

 

Now just need some advice on what wire I need to attached to it. 

 

I've got a choice of buying 3, 5, 8, 17, 27 amp.

 

So which should I use?

 

Old thread, but just saw this.  The meter reads 5-15v, which is a bit low, considering that "in-spec" goes all the way up to 14.8v on this model of VFR.  Anyway, the wire gauge required for a voltmeter is not large at all.  Use the smallest wire that is sturdy enough to survive the motorcycle environment.

 

Ciao,

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