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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #20 on: 20 August, 2020, 09:01:25 PM
*Originally Posted by JohnnyWheels [+]
this is the one I use.  Plugged into a Powerlet port on my dash. Simple and effective. Seems to be accurate enough for my purposes.



It's plugged into an unswitched powerlet port with a spring loaded weather cover on the left side of the console - always live. I plug in this VM / USB plug when running and use the same port for putting the battery on the tender when parked in the garage. The only downside is I clumsily misplaced my first one - tore the garage apart looking for it and finally gave in and bought a replacement!
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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #21 on: 21 August, 2020, 03:47:24 PM
KOSO Mini 3 Volt/temp/time in action. Now for 20 with louis.de
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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #22 on: 21 August, 2020, 08:06:00 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
That looks like same one I fitted last week. I checked battery with my MM first, that read 12.8v, I connected the Vmeter direct to battery to check, that showed 12.7v. So near enough to feckit.

Wired to switched live, with ignition on, the Vmeter read 11.9v, on a long run last Friday the Vmeter showed a constant 14.1v at any speed, occasionally hitting 14.2v & dropping to 13.7v at tickover when stopped at lights.

My battery is the original from April 2014. Not been on charge since last ridden, the MM now shows 12.9v, I just checked for ya. My old MM would show 0.2v lower. 12.6v + is a good'n eg 2.1v per cell.

The real test is, what does it show while cranking? Ideally 10.5v - 10.8v would be perfik.

Those are very close to my figures, with a cheap Chinese digital voltmeter attached to the bars and fed from a switched live I found in the fuse box under the seat.  Seems about right to me compared to other figures I've read on here and elsewhere.

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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #23 on: 21 August, 2020, 08:22:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Mike_B [+]
Those are very close to my figures, with a cheap Chinese digital voltmeter attached to the bars and fed from a switched live I found in the fuse box under the seat.  Seems about right to me compared to other figures I've read on here and elsewhere.

 :062: Do for me Mike, 5 squid well spent, wired mine to the horn, along with sat-nav.
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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #24 on: 07 September, 2020, 01:08:53 PM
i have just got this plugged it in this morning, about 12 quid from ebay.  :028:


13.4 volts with aux LEDs & heated grips on, 13.6V with them off  :152:
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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #25 on: 09 September, 2020, 11:23:04 PM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
Thank you, I hit the button on the last one on Amazon, 240 CCA.. 97 delivered.. seems OK to me.
Made the right choice I reckon. I've always had a voltmeter installed on my Tigers (for reasons already mentioned). Voltage at switch-on without starting motor should be over 12V on a good battery, IMHO. It will starting dropping immediately, in my experience, and you'll only have a couple of minutes with the volts at that level.

Once they start dropping below 11.9V at switchon you're likely to have problems if bike doesn't start immediately. So the new battery's deffo a good investment.

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Re: Volt-o-meter fitted
Reply #26 on: 10 September, 2020, 04:29:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Made the right choice I reckon. I've always had a voltmeter installed on my Tigers (for reasons already mentioned). Voltage at switch-on without starting motor should be over 12V on a good battery, IMHO. It will starting dropping immediately, in my experience, and you'll only have a couple of minutes with the volts at that level.

Once they start dropping below 11.9V at switchon you're likely to have problems if bike doesn't start immediately. So the new battery's deffo a good investment.
I'm getting 11.4V at switch on but bike never fails to start, turns over lovely  :152:
 I have a 2 year old 14 series Yuasa battery and the heavy duty battery cables fitted, only time I have had issues starting is when my stator went (twice  :232: )
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