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Found this on Youtube

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:43 pm



I found this video on Youtube and wanted to share with everyone. . . ENJOY !





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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby bohdan » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:14 am

Really a neat idea. I didn't see the whole video till the end, but the one question I have is weather exposure. Rain?

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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:04 am

I kind of wondered that myself. I am thinking he is one of the FAIR WEATHER RIDERS whose bike never sees rain or snow, but a thin coat of clear silicon over the LEDs should protect them fine, just enough to fill any gaps around each LED.
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby thomba » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:47 am

I've actually installed this mod on my 93 last year. In the video he coats the front side of the board with a thin layer of silicon but not over the LEDs, as well as coating the back side. I did the same. Last June on my trip out west I rode in a heavy rain for 3 hrs from AR into OK and in the pouring rain in the WV mountains on the way home. No problems with anything on the bike. The only problem that he didn't address in the video was night driving. That do dad is really bright in the dark so as to be distracting. I ended up installing a switch to turn it off at night. I did use the overlay. Harbor Freight sells that item for about $5 so it's a really cheap and easy mod.
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:52 am

I was wondering about that (night time) so I was wondering about down near where the CB or AIR PUMP controls are. . .
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby joeincalif » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:23 am

Several years back when I had my 92 wing there was a company that made a unit like that for the wing. Small unit and it had lights that went from red to green as the alternator charged.
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby thomba » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:38 am

Cycle max sells a unit like that but it's pretty pricey compared to the you tube mod. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/chrome_ ... r/129/5887

$45 as compared to less than $10 with a little work.
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:36 am

Here is a website for one I have installed on my CX500. Good quality product and quite accurate as well.

http://gammatronixltd.com/

They work very well - and give you some peace of mind that your charging system is working correctly - this could also be an alternative for what has already been shown.


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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby silverado6x6 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:33 am

This is what I have done to both my 95 and the 93 gl1500 bikes. Mini 3 digit volt meter installed in the far right unused socket of the instrument cluster idiot light section.
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:15 am

silverado6x6 wrote:This is what I have done to both my 95 and the 93 gl1500 bikes. Mini 3 digit volt meter installed in the far right unused socket of the instrument cluster idiot light section.



That looks great Silverado, do you have a link to where you got the gauge at ?
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby thomba » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:48 am

Do a search on Ebay for mini digital volt meter. They come in different LED colors - red, green, blue & yellow. Here is a link for Red ones. Qty of 10 for less than $14. http://www.ebay.com/itm/10PCS-Mini-DC-0 ... 1e839c4674
I am in the process of installing one behind the right mirror glass along with sequential signal lights in both mirrors to see how that works. A project for this winter.
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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:56 pm

OK then, I'll show my home-grown voltmeter :)

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Re: Found this on Youtube

Postby silverado6x6 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:20 pm

Almost looks like a Goldwing volt meter pissing contest :D
Now I have been modding my bikes for several years now and what I really want is a real HUD on the windshield plus a central wide screen monitor about the same size as a car rear view mirror, but this one actually has two screens, and yes they are available on Ebay for around $100 give or take, and you place a wide angle cmos camera on both sides of your bike, you don't have to take your eyes far from the front and you get a wider field of view, this idea may go into my current tribute bike project, it already has a rear view back up camera and reverse lights.
Back to voltage, amp meters are another useful meter, especially if you use high amps for heated gear.


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