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post #5161 of 5475 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 12:38 PM
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Volt Gauge oops - Word from the now wiser man

A few months ago I bought this volt gauge to monitor my battery/alternator condition. Yesterday I decided where I would mount it. (1998 GL1500 SE ) from sitting on the bike I wanted to be able to see it but not have it shining in my face all the time.. Vola! picture one is born! I looks Awesome.
Problem #1 arises when I got home from work to install it.. Vola, picture #2 and #3 are taken...

When sitting on the bike I decided where to put it - didn't think about what was underneath it and when it's in my hands at the shop/work I only concentrated on location and size of the hole for a nice fit...

I'm currently working on a "fix/remedy" for this issue.

Fix/remedy pictures to come later today...
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Ok, so here is my solution to my mistake..

Went to home depot with my digital caliper and bought this 3/4" pvc pipe coupler. Turned it on the lathe to open up the inside for a slight press fit on the volt gauge and turned down the end to fit nice into the "oops" hole in the dashboard then cut the height down as much as I could and still fit the female wire ends in there without having them stick out the bottom.. then mounted it like this..

It's connected to switched power directly to the battery on the handlebar switch block mounted on the brake reservoir.

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Ok, so here is my solution to my mistake..

Went to home depot with my digital caliper and bought this 3/4" pvc pipe coupler. Turned it on the lathe to open up the inside for a slight press fit on the volt gauge and turned down the end to fit nice into the "oops" hole in the dashboard then cut the height down as much as I could and still fit the female wire ends in there without having them stick out the bottom.. then mounted it like this..

It's connected to switched power directly to the battery on the handlebar switch block mounted on the brake reservoir.

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Nice recovery. If you wanted to get some more room you could solder and heat shrink instead of lugs. You could tilt the wires toward the opening and even trim down the connections.

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post #5164 of 5475 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 08:32 PM
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I bought one of those, but it plugs in a cigarette lighter or acc. plug. I put a acc. plug in the trunk so far and havnt got around to putting one on the front yet. Maybe I'll get one like yours and mount it somewhere on my tank door if it will fit. Today, I mounted the radio in the dash and went for a ride. After I got home I cleaned up all my fork oil mess on the floor and got the new battery for the GL1100 all filled up and on the tender. I'll start work on it tomorrow, after I get home from the rifle range.
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Nice recovery. If you wanted to get some more room you could solder and heat shrink instead of lugs. You could tilt the wires toward the opening and even trim down the connections.

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Good thought, I could reduce the height that way by about 3/8". It's glued in with some Black RTV so it can be removed/ modified easy.


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Maybe I'll get one like yours and mount it somewhere on my tank door.
Ebay - $9.95 with free shipping. Many styles available, some include USB ports built in.


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Rebuilt the carbs on the GL1100, what a pain getting all the little springs and fuel rails all lined up. Just starting to get the feeling back in my finger tips, the carb cleaner numbs them. The 9 mil gloves are no match for it either so I just dive in and go for it! I'll try and get them in tomorrow, fingers crossed!
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Haven't done it yet but there are going on. Hope i like them.



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Haven't done it yet but there are going on. Hope i like them.



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I have a set just like yours and I love them. I had a pair that did not have the rubber on them and these
are a lot more secure. Easy to adjust too. My only problem is I have an 1100 and the crash bar flairs out ever so slightly and it takes some getting used to as it kinda rubs against my lower leg. Be careful not to walk into them. They are like those Reese hitches on the back of your truck and hit your leg in the same place. Easy to lose your religion at that point.
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