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    battery gage

    any inputs appreciated (also comes in black)
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    http://www.jcmotors.com/p-10210-kury...ery-gauge.aspx
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    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    Have you considered a digital voltmeter?

    Better resolution for about the same price. Not easily visible at night though and you might have to do some waterproofing.
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    I read on another board that they are VERY bright at night-no firsthand knowledge.
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    who sells the digital ones?

    thx
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    This one sounds interesting too, has the accuracy of a Voltmeter, and can be seen at night:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=voltmeter

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    Anyone ever try one of these?



    Battery Bug

    It will not only tell you your voltage, but store how low it goes during start up.

    http://www.argusanalyzers.com/index.php?id=44
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    I have the black Kuryakyn on my K100 and I like it, not to bright at night.

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    The DATEL DMS-20PC-0-DCM also looks interesting:







    DMS-20PC-0-DCM $50
    Bezel (shown in top picture, if desired) $6

    Saw one installed on a bike at this summer's BMWRA Rally in VT. Not affiliated with company in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    any inputs appreciated (also comes in black)
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    http://www.jcmotors.com/p-10210-kury...ery-gauge.aspx
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    I have that very voltmeter and it is annoyingly bright even in the daylight; I disconnected it while I come up with a switch for it. It's a good design, easy to read, but the lights are VERY distracting, especially at night.
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    Is this for your 2010 bike??

    Just go ride, and stop worrying so much about every little voltage fluctuation.

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    Is this for your 2010 bike??

    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    Is this for your 2010 bike??

    Just go ride, and stop worrying so much about every little voltage fluctuation.
    well, i guess i'm just a data geek.
    probably got that way from my previous 'bike'
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    Hey F14rio,

    Nice ride. It looks even faster than a 1000RR. From your sig a gather you flew back seat? My old department at Hughes designed the Digital Display (upper rear seat display) in the 80's. I did a lot of work with that. Too bad they are all gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTrains View Post
    Anyone ever try one of these?



    Battery Bug

    It will not only tell you your voltage, but store how low it goes during start up.

    http://www.argusanalyzers.com/index.php?id=44
    Yessir! I have one and serves me very well! It is weather resistant and does a good job. I have it plastered on the underside of the right chrome cover of my 1200c.

    The only thing was that it got really dosed during a downstorm and failed (misread voltage) and never dried out. I called argus after the warrenty ran out and they backed the product up 100%. No questions asked. The alarm function is rather weak sounding beep like that from a wrist watch but is audible up to five-ten feet away. Gives me a good indication before I hop on the bike.
    While I am riding, I have a chrome (of course) Kuryakyn Battery gauge # LEDBG (39.99) on my triple tree from White horse press that works well when riding. If the girbings take on a bit too much of a load, the gauge will flash for an alert.

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    hi, trains...i guess i'm very familiar with the DD

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    here's a DD ground map display of long island from a while ago, while flying out of calverton. probably around 1989
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    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    any inputs appreciated (also comes in black)
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    http://www.jcmotors.com/p-10210-kury...ery-gauge.aspx
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    Had one. Did not perform well. The lights just seemed to cycle through all colors all the time. The Kisan charge guard is a far better and more expensive option. You ride a R1200R correct? If so, then why would you need a meter?
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