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I'd like to install a voltmeter on my '06. I have an audio/comfort/nav
model, so I can't use the ones that install in the right fairing panel.

I could go with an analog or digital, what I'm looking for is something that is accurate, easy to read while riding, and looks integrated with the bike when installed.

Thanks in advance for your opinions and ideas.
 

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I have added the hondaline model,it is round and says honda on the face,looks factory,you can install it anywere on the faring by using a round hole saw to make a spot,i have never regretted installing it,it looks like it belongs,OLE YELLER MBG PA
 

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Venco Wings in Hew Hamshire has a great digital one that take very little space. You can find them at www.vencowings.com.
 

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Be wary of LED digital voltmeters. They wash out in direct sunlight... Ask me how I know...
 

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magenta.....did you install it on the painted portion of the fairing below the removable panel? I like the Hondaline unit, but I hadn't considered installing it a differant spot. (they advise you to install it on the right fairing panel, where my nav unit lives)
 

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Volt Meter

I bought the Kuryakyn KUR-4218 voltmeter. I drilled a wire-size hole in the bottom (centered) of the left faring pocket and mounted it with the mounting tap furnished. I then connected it to the accessories plug under the left pocket.

I can see it in EVERY condition and it seems to work just great.
 

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Electrical Connection GL1800 1.5" Volt Meter

Our Price: $34.95

I have this one and really like it purchased it from the sponsor of the sight as well if you have a escort 8500 radar detector it will display voltage and work as a radar detector.
 

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I installed the Honda voltmeter on the lid of the lockable compartment.
EC has the harness and adaptor for the installation.
Can close and open the lid without any problems and have full use of the storage.
Bike is an 06, with Nav system.
 

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Is there no way on the Nav unit to set a low voltage alarm and display as is possible on some of the portable Garmin units?
 

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My Garmin has a Voltage display and an alarm if you want to set it. My Escort also shows my voltage. Then I have one of Lewis's analog meter. All three show a different voltage! I guess I need to put my volt meter on the battery and see which one is closest and use that one. Butr what if my voltmeter is wrong? Who will ever know the answer? Just like my air pressure gauge, temp gauge theory :cus: :cus: :cus:
 

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Toyo said:
My Garmin has a Voltage display and an alarm if you want to set it. My Escort also shows my voltage. Then I have one of Lewis's analog meter. All three show a different voltage! I guess I need to put my voltmeter on the battery and see which one is closest and use that one. But what if my voltmeter is wrong? Who will ever know the answer? Just like my air pressure gauge, temp gauge theory :cus: :cus: :cus:
It could be that the meters are correct, but the wiring points are different. For example my Honda voltmeter reads about a 1/2 volt lower than my Escort meter. But the Honda voltmeter is grounded to a point on the frame on the other side of the bike away from the battery.

If you want them to all read the same, run all the wiring to the battery. I suspect they'll read pretty close to each other after that.
 

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cyclemaxohio.com has a red LED for $23, just added to my cage. Put a piece of windshield tint plastic, over it to darken the display.
 

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