Unobtainium 2.0 Gauge Panel


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SirGB
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Motorcycle: 1997 Honda Goldwing gl1500 SE

Unobtainium 2.0 Gauge Panel

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Hello All,
I just purchased the second last Gauge Panel from Bluthundr31, visor for the gauges as well, and am hoping you all could help me locate the best analog gauges to install and what system would be the best to monitor. I don’t have any electrical add ons to cause battery drain so I was thinking Ambient Air Temperature and Oil Pressure but need to know what choice is best for my very low mileage, excellent condition 1997 gl1500 SE, 60,000 km or 37,282 miles. It’s always been stored in a heated garage and very well maintained. Now I’m adding some personal touches to make it my own.
Hope everyone is enjoying President’s Day long weekend and any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
SirGB.


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Rambozo
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Post by Rambozo »

Voltage is critical on these bikes as there is no other warning for alternator failure. You can add a light for the alternator instead.
So voltage and oil pressure would be good ones to monitor.
SirGB
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Thank you Rambozzo,
Thai is my first touring bike all others were crotch rockets or enduros which I rode hard till they were near death then sold them. Now that I’m 62 years old and bought my 97’ gl1500 SE two and half years ago from the original owner, also now know the legendary reliability of the GoldWing, I want to do all I can to keep it in excellent running order as well cosmetically pleasing to look at because it’ll last me well into my 70’s. I appreciate your advice, opinion and guarantee there’ll be more questions to come.
Thank you,
SirGB.
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I would also say a voltage gauge is a necessity.
I find having the ambient temp on my 1800 to be convenient, and found myself wishing I had an ambient temp gauge on the 1500 quite often.
Current ride: 2013 BMW K1600GT

Former rides: 2002 GL1800A, 2001 CB750, 1994 GL1500 SE, 1994 VT1100C , 1984 VF500F, 1982 CB750C, 1982 GS250T, 1981 CB900C, 1978 CB125s, 1976 TS185
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Post by DenverWinger »

I like these gauges, MaxTow Volts and Oil Pressure, both Analog and Digital readout.




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