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    2009 R1200RT beemeup's Avatar
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    Clearwater Voltage Sentry

    Anyone here purchased and installed one of these?

    http://www.advdesigns.com/clvosecbamod.html

    I'm considering getting one of these for my
    2009 R1200RT and would like to hear what experiences others have had with this product. Any
    feedback would be most appreciated.

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    I recently purchased and installed the Clearwater Voltage Sentry. Easy to install. I like the fact that it changes color when it notices a change in voltage even when the bike is not running. And shuts itself off. I have been working on the bike installing the Clearwater Darla LED lights and have had the Battery connected and disconnected several times as I slowly work on the bike over the last few weeks. I have not had my bike out for a ride yet this year. I have not even started my bike yet this year. Installed a new battery and Voltage indicator light came on to show state of battery charge. Then shut itself off. Operates with the key off. Takes almost no juice (technical term).

    Mark

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    2009 R1200RT beemeup's Avatar
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the input Mark. I installed mine today and found that it was easy to install and runs exactly as they describe it. I too like that
    it shuts itself off automatically after it doesn't detect activity for 5 minutes. I think this will be helpful in avoiding getting stuck because I
    didn't see a dead battery coming. Good luck getting out there this season. Where in Maine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemeup View Post
    Anyone here purchased and installed one of these?

    http://www.advdesigns.com/clvosecbamod.html
    Don't waste your money. A toy!

    Check this out (from their site):

    Solid Green: Indicates between 12.5 and 13.1 volts. A good charging range.
    12.5V to 13.1V is a good charging range?

    Slow Flashing Green: Indicates between 13.2 and 14.6 volts. Excellent situation. Your alternator is doing it's job.
    It is? Not below 14V it isn't. And 14.6V is too high for most batteries.

    All you have to remember is: "GREEN IS GOOD"
    yet in the line above that they state...
    Fast Flashing Green: Indicates over 14.7 volts. Bad situation. The alternator is overcharging and may damage your battery. Have the alternator and or voltage regulator checked immediately.
    Gosh, you think?


    That tells me the poor souls that came up with this thing, know nothing about batteries.

    God, I wish vendors pawning this crap off would go and get informed before doing so. But their sites do provide a good chuckle.


    Nothing like an actual digital voltmeter. So simple! That'll tell you what is really happening.

    Last edited by GlobalRider; 04-27-2013 at 02:51 PM.

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