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IMHO: I consider the Gold Wing to be the "Cadillac Coupe De Ville" of motorcycles. All the "bells and whistles"but,...no type of charging indicator? I installed the Kuryakyn 4219 this weekend. I was immediately challenged as to where to install it. I called my cousin in Florida and asked where he installed his on his 1800? Convenience doesn't work for me. I did some "soul searching;" some measuring and some feeling around. One #21 hole; a little soldering and a two "zip-ties" later; my installation was complete and most of all, looked (again IMHO) factory. The installation instructions called for a "hot wire" and a "circuit ground." I tapped into the right, fairing "recognition light strip." the task took me about an hour; once I decided where to put the meter.
Next? An analog oil pressure indicator.
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I bought the same thing from CycleMax, only the all black version. I am anti-chrome in the cockpit.

But I'll likely mount mine in the same place as yours. But you're right, there's not many choices on where to mount such a small item. I have a Hopnel pocket on the left that covers the area where the CB is...

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I thought about that also; "anti-chrome in the cockpit." I can assure you...the first time I get a glare...Tape and "black wrinkle paint" will cure that.
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That looks nice circlepilot. They must have changed the design, that one looks different to the one I have. The chrome face kept falling away from mine, it was a well known issue.They may have fixed that on your version.
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I have the black one for non-glare and it is mounted on a small aluminum bracket I made for it where the fader control used to be.

It is aimed at me but I never see it directly (nor do I wish to). It is designed so that I see it as a heads-up display off of the inside of my windscreen just below my field of view. There is now a 2nd GPS between the thermometer and the voltmeter since this picture was taken.

BTW, that is a two piece plastic case. my front cover snapped loose once on some bad road on the way to N3 and I just filled the inside back with Goop and taped it closed it again overnight. Never a problem since.


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I can attest to how well Rudy's 'Head up Display' works. I was riding behind him on our way over to Snorebaby's and I could see it reflecting in his windshield, while I was a good 200' behind him.

Myself, I have the black one attached to the backside of the fairing's inner wall, off to the right of the ignition panel and left of the removable inner cover, where it is dark and any amount of daylight/glare won't 'washout' it's display. I can see it out of my peripheral.

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I can attest to how well Rudy's 'Head up Display' works. I was riding behind him on our way over to Snorebaby's and I could see it reflecting in his windshield, while I was a good 200' behind him.
Yep. There are only two things I want to see in my heads up display... my Kuryakyn LED voltmeter and my SmartLight monitor LED.

You can see the info, instantly, day or night without taking your eyes off the road.

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i have a black one installed on the right vertical face of the brake m/c,works great and easily seen,plus it has a sensor which dims it at night so that it doesn't bother you

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That looks nice circlepilot. They must have changed the design, that one looks different to the one I have. The chrome face kept falling away from mine, it was a well known issue.They may have fixed that on your version.
Thanks for all the comments. I did a short night run and there was no adverse glare or distraction from the indicator lights. If I can get a break in the morning freezes, I'll do a day run and check for "sun glare."...Wait till you see the oil pressure indicator. (Hopefully)

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Here's where I mounted mine on an 1100...


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