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What gauges have you (or would you) add to your Goldwing, and if you have, can you provide pictures and an explanation of why you added them?

Voltmeter, gear indicator, turbo boost gauge, exhaust gas temps, flux capacitance...?


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I did recently get my wing up past 88 mph, so maybe a gauge for flux capacitance would be useful.
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Volt meter and outside temp are the only two off hand I am wanting to add, but neither bother me enough to do anything about it as of yet.
I am happy to have a clock, has kept me out of a school zone ticket a time or two.
I have never had a bike with a gear indicator, so never think about it, usually just know.
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blupupher wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:06 pm Volt meter and outside temp are the only two off hand I am wanting to add, but neither bother me enough to do anything about it as of yet.
I am happy to have a clock, has kept me out of a school zone ticket a time or two.
I have never had a bike with a gear indicator, so never think about it, usually just know.
My Garmin GPS honks at me when I come to a School Zone.
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MaxTow Volts and Oil Pressure on Bluthundr31's Unobtainium 2.0

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DenverWinger wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:55 pm MaxTow Volts and Oil Pressure on Bluthundr31's Unobtainium 2.0
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Nice....

Buttttttt.

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tamathumper wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:20 pm What gauges have you (or would you) add to your Goldwing, and if you have, can you provide pictures and an explanation of why you added them?

Voltmeter, gear indicator, turbo boost gauge, exhaust gas temps, flux capacitance...?
Depends on what wing you want to know about..... Lots of variations in years and models....
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newday777 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 am...

Please don't tell me you ride with all those keys on your key ring..... That will be the death of your ignition switch if you do......
I was thinking the same thing, except all the noise those keys would make and the damage to the dash they cause.

My motorcycle keyring has just my motorcycle key, a keyring and a nylon strap. That's it.
I hate carrying keys.
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blupupher wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:21 am
newday777 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 am...

Please don't tell me you ride with all those keys on your key ring..... That will be the death of your ignition switch if you do......
I was thinking the same thing, except all the noise those keys would make and the damage to the dash they cause.

My motorcycle keyring has just my motorcycle key, a keyring and a nylon strap. That's it.
I hate carrying keys.
I have a small ring that has the 1500 key, the three keys for the 1100 (ignition and Vetter locks) and the key to the camper on it. Ignition keys for all four bikes (Deb bought another Virago last month) are on my main key ring in case I'm working on bikes and don't want to dig out the little ring.

Photo was taken in the garage when I had just finished putting all the tupperware back on after doing some maint and installing the gauges and other accessories and reworking the stereo.
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I decided to put all my gauge functions into a single device:



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Reminds me of the OBD 1 gauge I was building for the Porsche 968, but didn't finish before I sold the car.

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Gauges?
I don't understand why a bike as expensive and luxurious as a Goldwing doesn't come from the factory with at LEAST an idiot light for the alternator!
My GL1500's alternator quit while I was on vacation this summer and I didn't know it 'til the bike died.
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On my 1987 GL1200A I've added a voltmeter and Outside temperature Gauge mounted to the bike. Also on RAM mounts, I usually have a Garmin GPS on the left handlebar and action camera co-mounted with a TPMS on the right. And finally an iPad in my tank bag running spotwalla when doing IBA rides.
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offcenter wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:17 am Gauges?
I don't understand why a bike as expensive and luxurious as a Goldwing doesn't come from the factory with at LEAST an idiot light for the alternator!
My GL1500's alternator quit while I was on vacation this summer and I didn't know it 'til the bike died.
It's easy to add - here's the one I put on my GL1500: Alternator warning light for GL1500
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I want a better gunsight.


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