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Old 12-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Voltmeter

Looking to install a volt meter on my 990 Adventure. I would like to have a very small meter,that can be a very neat install. Any suggestions on this?
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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Looking to install a volt meter on my 990 Adventure. I would like to have a very small meter,that can be a very neat install. Any suggestions on this?
I've used the Datel for years and they've proved to be very reliable.

Check out the two wire options. There are also plenty of 'clones' available on ebay shipped directly from China.

http://www.datelmeters.com

Hope that helps.

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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I used one of the ebay ones and potted it with hot glue. Works fine.

This is the best pic I have atm.

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Old 12-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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HERE is my example on an SE. Works great! Love to see 14.3 volts glowing at me.



Use decent wire not far from a good source for an accurate reading.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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What lights are those?

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I used one of the ebay ones and potted it with hot glue. Works fine.

This is the best pic I have atm.

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Old 12-08-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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I've used the Datel for years and they've proved to be very reliable.

Check out the two wire options. There are also plenty of 'clones' available on ebay shipped directly from China.

http://www.datelmeters.com

Hope that helps.

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+1 on the Datel. Installed for over 3 years, zero issues
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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You can buy LED battery monitors.. had one on my 950 they work ok and take up less room on dash
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Solved it with a diy aluminum bracket:



A few more pictures here.

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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+1 on the Datel. Installed for over 3 years, zero issues
These look great.

How do you wire them up ?

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:38 AM   #11
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Solved it with a diy aluminum bracket:




/Johan
Ive gotta say that is the ugliest, dodgiest, unprofessional modification I've ever seen on a 990.

You should me ashamed of yourself
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:17 AM   #12
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Ive gotta say that is the ugliest, dodgiest, unprofessional modification I've ever seen on a 990.

You should me ashamed of yourself
Have several uglier and even more unprofesssional modifications done, this might be the easiest to spot, but it worked great =)

Its off-topic but you would love my solution to access the subframe bolts and upper shock bolt, just drill holes:




Back to the topic, what about the ctek panel indicator?

Anyone used them and found a good place to mount, I myself is looking to not have anything connected to the front fairings for ease of maintenance and maybe in the future go safaritanks.

Wonder if that panel mount just show low voltage or would it indicate high voltage also? Say the rectifier starts failing?



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Old 12-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #13
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Have several uglier and even more unprofesssional modifications done, this might be the easiest to spot, but it worked great =)

Its off-topic but you would love my solution to access the subframe bolts and upper shock bolt, just drill holes:




Back to the topic, what about the ctek panel indicator?

Anyone used them and found a good place to mount, I myself is looking to not have anything connected to the front fairings for ease of maintenance and maybe in the future go safaritanks.

Wonder if that panel mount just show low voltage or would it indicate high voltage also? Say the rectifier starts failing?



/Johan
I've got the CTEK and also use it as a charge and a power point for compressor - you can see the Voltage levels at which the LEDs switch in the table below - It will not indicate over voltage

_________Vlow_______Vhigh
RED________________12.39
ORANGE___12.40_____12.63
GREEN____12.64__________
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:57 AM   #14
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I've got the CTEK and also use it as a charge and a power point for compressor - you can see the Voltage levels at which the LEDs switch in the table below - It will not indicate over voltage

_________Vlow_______Vhigh
RED________________12.39
ORANGE___12.40_____12.63
GREEN____12.64__________
So basically it is green all the time, unless the key is off or you have tons of accessories going. If you have a RR failure, which is the typical charging failure mode. it would still be green. Not sure I like that.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #15
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