Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wasilla, Alaska and Adelaide,South Australia
Year: many years, two different continents.
Model: 2035 GL3500 Intercontinental
It's a mini 3 numeral digital volt meter in blue, I get them from China for about $3 each or less, they are 30 mm by 10 mm by 8 mm thick, what I do is I take the instrument panel off, removed the front pieces and then on the very far right there Is an unused slot for an indicator light, with some patience and a small wire cutter, Dremel tool, a hot glue gun I inserted it in that slot, it will partially stick out into the cruise control slot but won't block it, It's tricky but you also have to cut part of the blacked out word age plastic as well, this is the second time I have installed one, did my 95 last winter, the voltmeter is adjustable for calibration.
On my 95 I connected it's source to the dash light circuit, adjusted for voltage drop, it works.
On the 93 I wired it directly to the accessory circuit so it goes on whenever the key is turned to first position or to run.
No its not easy for the average person, but it does look good, only way to be better would be to send a signal to the lcd.
I could probably wire a sending unit into the lcd feed if given enough time but if I do another gl1500 custom build I'm taking the dash and going totally digital or virtual gauges, the hot ticket in the near future is retro modding older cars, trucks and bikes with modern electronic and running gear.
I can easily get an lcd screen into the dash, use off the shelf diagnostic equipment used at many repair shops or something taken from a late model car, more than likely it would be just a diagnostic screen but permanently installed in the dash, my tool dealers sell them, you can download apps for the new cars to send you signals to your cell phone, it's not that hard to just use say a Samsung tablet, then you also have touchscreen everything else on your bike.
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