How to wire in a volt meter?

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How to wire in a volt meter?

Postby Britanicus » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:31 am

My Ole girl has a volt meter in it but it is dead. I finally got around to checking into it and found that it was not hooked up at all. I know it is prolly too old to be good but what I don't know is how to replace it.

How does it wire up etc anyone with some pics and advice would sure be appreciated.

Along the same line there is a cigerette type lighter socket in my fairing as well that is not hooked up. I don't need it to light cigerettes but it would be nice to plug in a GPS. Any ideas on how and where I would wire that up?

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Re: How to wire in a volt meter?

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:52 pm

Inside the fairing ,the stock wiring harness has a connection for the volt meter. green wire,black wire and light brown wire. they connect to the meter,green is ground,black is power,brown is for the back light power. The meter is slow to respond to changes in voltage(20-30 seconds) so dont expect instant responses .

As for the Cig lighter you can wire it directly to the battery with an inline fuse(hot all the time) or through a relay triggered by the Acc. terminal (hot with the key on only).

If you cant find a replacement stock volt meter I have one .

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