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Old 08-26-2012, 06:12 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Now, just my opinion, but I would think your money would be better spent on a good trickle charger. A voltometer will do nothing except tell you your battery is dead, a trickle charger will (or could) save it.

Not quite as bling as flashing LED's, but I'd rather go out to the garage and have my bike start, than go out to the garage and have a little light tell me it won't.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Yes but a voltmeter will tell you that your bike won't start saving you the bother of trying...

On the road you can detect any anomalies with the charging system and plan your return to base accordingly. If a fault is developing in the electrical system the wild fluctuations of the reading will warn you.

My digital is so sensitive it'll even detect that my headlight is OFF, that is if I've forgotten to activate it. (I have one of those "Easy start headlight modules" http://www.newbonneville.com/html/he...ol_module.html that keep your headlight OFF during starting and requires you to use the flash or dipswitch to turn it ON).

You can tell by the higher reading when the headlight is OFF.
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Thanks Forchetto but i have the single speedometer model with LCD ODO , no tach.

Demonic, i already own a Ultimate 4 which is realy good, but i have no electricity in my box where the bike is parked. I live in a appartement (4th floor) so it's realy a pain to plug the Ultimate and i can't do it from work either.
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Dam, yup, that makes sense. I used to live in a flat where the garage had no electricity. Now, when I move (which seems too often...), I won't move anywhere with no 'leccy in the garage. Far more important than, say, what the house looks like, or if there's running water... My girlfriend disagrees...

Forchetto, how often does your charging system fail?
Just another gauge...
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Thanks Forchetto but i have the single speedometer model with LCD ODO , no tach.
I'm sure there's a place for the optional alarm LED somewhere. I think yours might be covered by a black blanking plug between the four dash fixing screws.

You can just see it here:

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I just went to check for the optional alarm LED but you don't have one anymore on the new digital ODO models.

I took a pick with my mobilephone.



I'll work another way to fix it .

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #27 (permalink)
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coming to give some update.

I fitted the 5mm LED module , using the circuit diagram on module 1 and on n 7 and 10.
http://www.telecable.es/personales/a...%20diagram.jpg





I think i found a good place for it , not obstructive and dead easy fiting.

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I'm thinking about one of these to plug into the lighter socket. Anybody tried one ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2511750961...84.m1438.l2649
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