volt meter wiring hookup


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shivsal
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

volt meter wiring hookup

Postby shivsal » Wed May 26, 2010 4:28 pm



Hi, does anybody know the correct hookup for a voltmeter on a 82 honda goldwing aspencade?
thanks to all that reply



ourgangmn
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Re: volt meter wiring hookup

Postby ourgangmn » Wed May 26, 2010 9:26 pm

The wires of the stock volt meter connect to the wires that are bundled to the wires leading to the headlamp. There should be 3 wires (green, black, brown) green = ground, black = power lead for gauge, brown = power lead for light. My '82 Aspy has 4 wires coming off the bundle near the headlamp, but only 3 are for the volt meter.

shivsal
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Re: volt meter wiring hookup

Postby shivsal » Thu May 27, 2010 8:25 am

thank you for the information. I found the wires you were mentioning, and the volt meter works now. I just want to ask, is it normal for the volt meter to move up the scale very slowly when the power is applied to it? It does settle around the 12 volt mark. If I take the power away, it goes to zero, and applied again, moves very slowly to around 12 volts again. thank you again for info.

ourgangmn
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Re: volt meter wiring hookup

Postby ourgangmn » Thu May 27, 2010 9:04 am

Mine moved very slowly from 0 to 12 and quickly back to zero just as you are experiencing. When the key was in ACC it seemed to move even more slowly. I have since replaced it with a digital aftermarket volt meter/clock/thermometer.

jimac
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Re: volt meter wiring hookup

Postby jimac » Thu May 27, 2010 9:08 am

It moves slowly due to damping of the needle to stop it vibrating when the bike is running. Mine does exactly the same.

shivsal
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Re: volt meter wiring hookup

Postby shivsal » Thu May 27, 2010 12:54 pm

thank you for the info, much appreciated




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