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post #1 of 9 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 9:00 am Thread Starter
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Well seems as if I am experiencing battery difficulties, after 4 years 100K and NO problems I guess I am just spoiled. Oh well, I have checked past threads and in progress of tracking down my problem. And at the same time I began to wonder if it would not be a good idea to install a Volt Meter. Any thoughts or ideas?

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post #2 of 9 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 4:24 pm
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I installed one of these from Aerostich. Works well. I mounted it over to the left side of the of the instrument panel on my '06. I see they also have another one now.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...e-p-17574.html
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I've just installed one of these from i4C. Reads around 13.53 Volts while underway. Smartire above.
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I've just installed one of these from i4C. Reads around 13.53 Volts while underway. Smartire above.
Which one? I like it.

http://www.i4cproducts.com/c-volt.htm

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12 Volt Panel CV100P

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I've just installed one of these from i4C. Reads around 13.53 Volts while underway. Smartire above.
Nice installation. Can you see your SmarTire display okay? That's where I want to mount mine but I hear you can't read the display very well in daylight.

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I too have one of the little black L.E.D. volt meters.
Mine is mounted next to the headlight height adjustment knob.

Funny thing, I am having battery troubles too. Had been running @ 13 1/2 volts while underway, now only 12 volts, yet bike starts & runs fine ... Go figure

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Mike I used the CV100AC, encased, but I also very carefully painted a bead of clear automotive lacquer around the bezel/face join just to make sure no water gets in. I also bought the CV100LED but found it difficult to read in full sun.
Bruce, thanks to info from this board, I knew of the reading difficulty with this display. When I made the panel, I angled the support about 10 degrees and also the display is angled inwards. I made up a bezel to suit so the "twist" is not very noticable. Normal seated position aimed straight between the eyes, and so easy to read.

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I put one of these in five years ago, and never had any trouble with it. I got it from West Marine. I also had to move the headlight adjuster and installed the heat troller (?) for my gerbing jacket liner and gloves. I did have to replace the heat troller a few years ago.
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