Easy Voltmeter for install


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FlyBoy2121
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Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:13 am



I all the GoldWingMen

Here is good and easy voltmeter for installation on the GoldWing 2001 has 2005, I made recently, very useful.

For 2006 has 2010 it is more complicate.

The voltmeter it places has the right side of the motorcycle, in the square has right of the lock to open the pocket.

The instructions are clear and easy has to understand is include.

I have to verify the precision of the voltmeter, him is '' exact''

It is very easy has to connect,

Here are some photos of the installation.

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Voltmeter instruction for installation

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:58 am

I all the GoldWingMen !!!!

I have forget the instructions of the installation.

http://www.electricalconnection.com/met ... /04107.pdf

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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby Keyboard » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:08 pm

Great item. Here's another one from Electrical Connections. It's a smaller version for those that may have used the blank panel (such as for the Honda heated grip controller pictured). Info about it is here: http://electricalconnection.com/meters_indicators/gl18-volt-ec.htm

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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:21 pm

I Keyboard !!!

A nice installation that you did.

You have to use the special accessory harness extension for plug the voltmeter on the left side of your bike.

you remove the top shelder to pass the wire, or just the panel meter ?

I ask you this question because my brother has 2009, it will want to install one, when it will see mine ?

thank you for your response.

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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby gareva1 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:51 pm

The special accessory harness that EC sells is not really necessary from what I've noticed---I have a 2008, and although EC told me the plug would not be under the right pocket, it was there, but it was tucked far away, closer to the center of the motorcycle. I could definitely see how someone would miss it if they just pulled the pocket though, as I found it while I had the shelter off, and I don't think I would have ever found it with the shelter on.

I think for a 2006-2010 bike, if you are willing to pull the shelter to get to the plug (I'm pretty sure it's normally used for the aftermarket heated grips), you can find it and not have to buy the extra harness from EC.

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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby Keyboard » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:04 pm

Hi FlyBoy2121,

The photo I posted earlier of the small meter is from EC's website. However, here's a picture of the installation I had on my 2003 GL1800 which was done the same way:



I have a 2010 now, but haven't installed the meter because with the NAVI buttons, there's no neat place to put it like on my 2003. So, I have to go by what gareva1 said about the accessory plug being under the shelter on 2006-2010 GL1800's.
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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:33 pm

I Keyboard

Thank you for your response.

I know when it have heated grips, you connect the voltmeter has this place.

My brother has the heated grips of Honda

''Thank you''

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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby joshellison » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:41 am

This seems like a reasonable installation upgrade after my electrical situation a while back. Probably a good idea to monitor the battery amps. All installs look awesome! Good work all!

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Re: Easy Voltmeter for install

Postby gogs11uk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:12 pm

Need to look at fitting a voltmeter myself. Had a lot of electrical problems over the last 3 weeks. Looks as though it was a battery gone bad at less than a year old. Bummer.. Had to bump start the bike and boy do they take some pushing...




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