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post #1 of 20 Old 04-08-2013, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Voltage Meter Suggestions

On with the Dash Saga,

I am now looking for a high quality, small LED voltage meter to put on the dash. If you have a good suggestion bring it on.

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If you have the space I went with a 2" automotive version with needle easy to see and read and is almost indestructable. They also make them in the mini sizes if you don't have the big boy dash.....lol. I'm cheating, I have a Britannia Composites XS fairing with their larger dash....which gives me mountains of space.....lol.

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If you have the space I went with a 2" automotive version with needle easy to see and read and is almost indestructable. They also make them in the mini sizes if you don't have the big boy dash.....lol. I'm cheating, I have a Britannia Composites XS fairing with their larger dash....which gives me mountains of space.....lol.
Good Afternoon Willys,

That is my dream dash. I want to complete the 1700 mile ride in July before I purchase that dash. If I enjoy the long haul on this KLR 650, then I will purchase that dash with the dual beam/high/low and then I wont have to worry about space.

Question, if you hook the meter directly to the battery it will continue to draw power. How do you avoid this?

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Hello All KLRers,

I have done some research and have found Koso Gauges. They are well made no less. it is about $40.00 but it seems to be worth it.

http://shop.usa.kosonorthamerica.com.../gauges?pp=25#

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I like the single large multi-color LED Doesn't wash out in the bright light as bad as the colored digital units I have tried. Easy to install.

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Electrical Connection has a LED battery voltage monitor. It is a single LED which glows different colors for different voltages. Green above 13, amber 11.9 to 11.5, red below 11.5. It is very compact, just a 1/4'' flushmount LED. I saw it on AVisciousCycle's web site and Electrical Connection's site for 29.95.
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Jeepsandbikes,

this is an option that would be multi functional. It is kinda long but would work.

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Electrical Connection has a LED battery voltage monitor. It is a single LED which glows different colors for different voltages. Green above 13, amber 11.9 to 11.5, red below 11.5. It is very compact, just a 1/4'' flushmount LED. I saw it on AVisciousCycle's web site and Electrical Connection's site for 29.95.
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Justjeff,

Pure simplicity, I am not sure i could handle remembering the color codes other than green is go. It would be unobtrusive. I shall think on it.

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