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It doesn't seem to be working for me. I see where it says "Ebay link", but it's not clickable.
Try this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12v-LED-Batt...E:L:OU:US:1123
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Thank you!

That worked fine. I have three coming my way.

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Glad your happy with it. Its a little busy for me.

I bought one off Ebay per a member recommendation here who posted a link to his and I love it. It is very inconspicuous on the dash. It is a voltmeter built into the back of a multicolor LED. The circuit board is about the size of my pinky fingernail. Something neat about it is when I first turn the key, it is amber indicating >12.45 volts. After the bike starts and idles up a few seconds, it goes green. This tells me it is actually measuring something instead of just staying green.

It is solid green when the bike is properly charging and it blinks and turns orange and red with different patterns as the voltage drops. Ebay Link.






Im colored blind, that set up wouldnt work for me
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Thank you!

That worked fine. I have three coming my way.

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Great! Been thinking about getting one for my car too.
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Great! Been thinking about getting one for my car too.
Not a bad idea. I will surely install one on my Versys and one on my Ural. I will have to decide where the third one will go, or just order another one, or two...

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Great! Been thinking about getting one for my car too.

I have 3 of these they work great. Just plug in when needed or leave in. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

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Nice gauges, very compact with only one light on the dash. Say, we do not have one of the gauges and our battery does go dead.

Can we push start these bikes???

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Nice gauges, very compact with only one light on the dash. Say, we do not have one of the gauges and our battery does go dead.

Can we push start these bikes???

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Never tried push starting but i've used these a couple of times.. http://www.powerlet.com/product/real...per-cables/410

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Good Thread!
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I was interested in the volt meter, but the Sparkbright light seems like a great fit for the Versys. A note on drilling the dash; a step-drill bit is perfect for this-
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece...lls-91616.html
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Glad to see many like the mini LED voltmeter. Going digital next.

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I have used a similar LED from Signal Dynamics on my Ninja and Versys. Was going to buy one for the WR, but this looks nice too. The signal dynamics one is a smaller LED, but you have to find a place for the control box (not really a problem on the Ninja or Versys, but might be on the WR).

http://signaldynamics.com/index.php/...id=44&vmcchk=1

I have found that too many digital numbers to read is distracting. A simple change in color is really all I need.


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I have used a similar LED from Signal Dynamics on my Ninja and Versys. Was going to buy one for the WR, but this looks nice too. The signal dynamics one is a smaller LED, but you have to find a place for the control box (not really a problem on the Ninja or Versys, but might be on the WR).

http://signaldynamics.com/index.php/...id=44&vmcchk=1

I have found that too many digital numbers to read is distracting. A simple change in color is really all I need.
Sparkbright offers the LED in different sizes too. I opted for the medium size (8mm).


They come in 5mm, 8mm, 10mm. The 5mm has the little PCB inline and does not fit inside the LED housing.
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Good Thread!
Just when I think I'm done...
I was interested in the volt meter, but the Sparkbright light seems like a great fit for the Versys. A note on drilling the dash; a step-drill bit is perfect for this-
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece...lls-91616.html
Heads up on the step drill for drilling plastic. Also fitted LED light meter.
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Nice gauges, very compact with only one light on the dash. Say, we do not have one of the gauges and our battery does go dead.

Can we push start these bikes???

Larry
Depends on how dead. Still need enough juice to run fuel pump and FI.

The Sparkbrite guy offers a lot of customization he does not show on his eBay page. Like have the light go out after a bit and pop back on if things change. I dislike a lot of dash light when riding at night plus a light coming on is more likely to attract attention. Contact him for the full slate of options.

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Time to revive this thread...i come form 2 suzuki bikes and i'm paranoid about charging so i would like a voltmeter like the LED one but the ebay link is dead...anywhere else i could find it?
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I am putting one of these where the shift indicator goes on the 2016 V 650 LT

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Signal Dynamics Heads Up

https://www.amazon.com/Signal-Dynami...+Monitor+01050

Lots of places to buy this just don't get caught like I did. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/1221393-post8.html

I have this one on my 2015, as accurate in fact more accurate as it has a dual display, I have a picture of the 2015 in the above link.
I used the Signal Dynamics on my 07, extremely accurate but this China one is waterproof and has like I said a dual display, a tri colour LED in the lower 12 VDC to 14VDC location and upper location has multiple 4 colour leds that come on or go off in sequence depending on voltage in 0.3 VDC increments approx. comes with 3M tape or two miniature studs and nuts.If you search on ebay 1 shows multiple sides and pictures. Best part is it is half the price of Signal Dynamics.

The picture shows a red led between the 12-14, in actual fact it turns green, normal 14.2 VDC will show all leds on up to the three green ones, above 14.2 the yellow starts to flash on, then if there is a increase next on to the right is the red. FYI I purposely pressure washed this several times, since it keeps on running, I am going to accept this as a excellent alternative to the heads up. FYI I had a knock off purchased from Twisted T, cost the same as signal but a POS, only displayed a change from green when it was at 11.5 VDC or lower, by that time I could be 100 KM from home, unfortunately it left a hole larger than Signal Dynamics, so the China one was a great fix, covered the hole plus has more display info.

Either one is good, expect to wait 3 to 4 weeks for the China one, both use Green as the normal operating voltage .
On ebay use as a search; Car Motorcycle LED Battery Voltage Meter Indicator 12V
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One other thing, I stay away from digital displays as I need reading glasses plus it is distracting, most of these that fit in the opening for the 15 are only close to accurate. I was given two, both were withing 0.2 VDC, however I can tell what my output on the regulator is without even glancing down, Greenis good.
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I think i'm gonna go for this one, as i also need a power socket https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01F3...7yL&ref=plSrch
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I think i'm gonna go for this one, as i also need a power socket https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01F3...7yL&ref=plSrch
There goes another shiny thing for my V
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