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Old 08-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #31
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We've shipped a bunch of these.

Anyone have more install pics to post?
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #32
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New install on the Dirt Ninja. Silicone adhesive to the gauge cluster. Wired to headlight power, on with ignition.



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Old 09-30-2011, 11:49 AM   #33
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Recently returned from a 1300 mile DS ride in the southeast US. Meter worked good through dust, a bit of rain from Tropical Storm Lee and couple of bike drops Lot's of gravel and wet Georgia Clay did I mention I hate wet clay

The meter washes out in the direct sunlight, I don't consider it a primary gauge so no big deal, another reason I installed it under the gauges. A piece of tape around the translucent housing improves the direct sunlight visability.



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Old 09-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #34
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polarity

I'm not sure I'll be mounting since this could be used to diagnose problems. What happens if you cross polarity?

When I really need it running is when the Gerbings gloves, jacket & pants are on. At idle & full heat, the stator is not making enuf juice so I'm draining the battery. Under way, heat & battery charging ( I assume since volts go >12.5). The Gerbings wire from the battery (inline fuse) should be a good place to connect this, inline would be ideal if a coupler exists in series. Seen anything like that?

What situations would you have blue & red wires separite?

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #35
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I'm not sure I'll be mounting since this could be used to diagnose problems. What happens if you cross polarity?.
Don't know, haven't done it!

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When I really need it running is when the Gerbings gloves, jacket & pants are on. At idle & full heat, the stator is not making enuf juice so I'm draining the battery. Under way, heat & battery charging ( I assume since volts go >12.5). The Gerbings wire from the battery (inline fuse) should be a good place to connect this, inline would be ideal if a coupler exists in series. Seen anything like that?.
Yes, if it is downline of the controller and the controller uses pwm it may not work depending on the pwm frequency. The vm needs a steady state. This is another reason I would not recommend using it as a mobile tester. I would recommend this

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What situations would you have blue & red wires separite?.
I haven't seen any.

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Old 10-18-2011, 08:28 AM   #36
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installed on WR250R

Wired to brake light, shown checking battery voltage by Key ON, Kill switch in kill position so fuel pump doesn't prime & headlight is off. Only 3 LED lights are on (front turn signals, brake light) & license plate bulb. Just run engine & press brake to see stator output. Connect heated gear (&press brake) to see watt's used. Watt's - get it

FWIW when I first connected to 12V battery, it took a wicked long time for it to show voltage. Not sure why but it needed time to power up & works without delay now.

Need to attach meter to frame: silicone caulk, velcro, other?
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:51 PM   #37
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Thats a neat install on the WR.

If you aren't worried about it, I'd silicone it down. The velcro probably won't last in that spot with all the heat and such.

You might want to have connetors on it if you need to disconnect what ever is is connected to
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:17 AM   #38
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Does anyone have pics of their unique installations Moto not required
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:11 AM   #39
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:00 AM   #40
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Wow that was quick, ordered in the morning shipped in the afternoon received in 2 days. Haven't installed yet but it looks like a good meter. thanks. bete.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:27 AM   #41
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Wow that was quick, ordered in the morning shipped in the afternoon received in 2 days. Haven't installed yet but it looks like a good meter. thanks. bete.
If you have any questions about the install just let me know.

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #42
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Install using aluminium bar (same width as VM, about 3mm thick) bolted to RHS handlebar bolt and bent so as to support VM as seen in the photo... wired into horn wire at fusebox for switched power... blue signal wire run through to positive battery lug via accessories fusebox. Earthed at R/R (close enough not to need to extend original wire... the less solder joints the better right??)

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:45 AM   #43
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If somewhere your website shows, I don't see it using tapatalk, so please state your website.

My primary need for such a meter is for running heated gear as well.

I'm wondering if you sell anything that I could hook to a relay that would only allow power to go to heated gear if voltage was above x?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #44
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The site address is www.ADVmonster.com

We do not currently offer any voltage cutoff units. We have quite a few riders using these meters to monitor output for heated gear with very good success.

What exactly are you looking to do/set up ?

By the way I would have responded sooner but I got caught up reading your blog. Great stuff!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:27 PM   #45
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...What exacty are you looking to do/set up ?...
Well what I was thinking was something that would cut power to the heated clothing controller when the voltage drops below, say 12.8 volts. I don't care what the voltage is as long as it is over 12.8 Could you make/sell something like that.

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By the way I would have responded sooner but I got caught up reading your blog. Great stuff!!
Glad you enjoyed some of my reports. The reports under the bar menu item of "Oops" are trips where things did not go well and therefore are more interesting reading. I'm told the best report is the one titled "Gezzers do Baja"
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