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I had a gas pump malfunction the other day while gassing up and accidentally splashed gas on my i4C voltmeter, which I've been using for about nine years. The day after the spash, I noticed my meter registering 1-2 volts low. Fearing a weakened battery (within a week of my ride to the BMWMOA International in Johnson City), I replaced my 5-year-old Odyssey battery. Same result....an indicated low voltage of 10.9 - 11.3 volts...even though the bike fires up just fine.

I'm thinking the gas corroded something or even penetrated the i4C housing, giving me false readings now on the meter.

i4C seems to be out of business. I really liked the fact that the meter drew so little current that I could hook it up directly to the battery and have is on all the time. It gave me a "resting" voltage reading that gave me a heads up before I switched on the ignition.

Anyone know of a worthy replacement for the c-volt meter that would accurately show a resting voltage?

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I had a gas pump malfunction the other day while gassing up and accidentally splashed gas on my i4C voltmeter, which I've been using for about nine years. The day after the spash, I noticed my meter registering 1-2 volts low. Fearing a weakened battery (within a week of my ride to the BMWMOA International in Johnson City), I replaced my 5-year-old Odyssey battery. Same result....an indicated low voltage of 10.9 - 11.3 volts...even though the bike fires up just fine.

I'm thinking the gas corroded something or even penetrated the i4C housing, giving me false readings now on the meter.

i4C seems to be out of business. I really liked the fact that the meter drew so little current that I could hook it up directly to the battery and have is on all the time. It gave me a "resting" voltage reading that gave me a heads up before I switched on the ignition.

Anyone know of a worthy replacement for the c-volt meter that would accurately show a resting voltage?

Thanks!
This outfit might have sumpthin' worth buying and installing, Paul. I've seen a couple of those items mentioned previously on the forums. I think Grif put one of those models on his GT, after having the i4C on the old LT and not finding it in production any longer.

I looked at my i4C meter and don't see a way of opening the thang with hopes of drying it out, or checking for corrosion. Mine has been subjected to all kinds of weather and hasn't failed yet. I wonder if you just cleaned up the feed wiring, would that maybe help?
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Re: Voltmeter?

Last month I installed this one on my bike. Seems to do the job.

http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...sp?Item=BOVOLT
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Re: Voltmeter?

Thanks, guys....

I'll take another look at the wire feeds and try to find where corrosion took over first. Then start shopping if I can't get it to behave.

Stay safe,

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Re: Voltmeter?

I agree with Dick. I have them on my both LTs and happy with them. I bought from (I actually picked them up)
http://www.digitalmeter.com/



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This outfit might have sumpthin' worth buying and installing, Paul. I've seen a couple of those items mentioned previously on the forums. I think Grif put one of those models on his GT, after having the i4C on the old LT and not finding it in production any longer.

I looked at my i4C meter and don't see a way of opening the thang with hopes of drying it out, or checking for corrosion. Mine has been subjected to all kinds of weather and hasn't failed yet. I wonder if you just cleaned up the feed wiring, would that maybe help?
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