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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

I'm very new to electrical systems and have some questions regarding the install of my eclipse8 voltage meter.

Today I installed Kawasaki's relay and hardwired an aftermarket USB charger to the system. (I plan to solder and heat shrink the connections soon).

Andrew, the creator of sparkbright, said I could connect the voltage meter directly to the battery. But I feel like there is an easier/more efficient way to wire this thing in.

Any recommendations?

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Fastoman, I am pretty decent with electrical stuff, and THAT link is WAY TOO CONFUSING!! My suggestion :There should be an unused plug/connector under the radiator side cover on the left of the bike. Get a muntimeter and find the terminals that are for ground and 12 volts and tap into them to run your volt meter. That is what I did. I used one that is energized when the ignition is on.
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Fastoman, I am pretty decent with electrical stuff, and THAT link is WAY TOO CONFUSING!! My suggestion :There should be an unused plug/connector under the radiator side cover on the left of the bike. Get a muntimeter and find the terminals that are for ground and 12 volts and tap into them to run your volt meter. That is what I did. I used one that is energized when the ignition is on.
That's the way I did mine. Best I remember, there were 3 wires with bullet connector under the tank on the left side of the bike. 2 were ground, and one was hot only with ignition on. I used these wires for the usb port that is built into my phone holder.
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...Any recommendations?

Cheers!
As a few others mentioned - just use ANY wire that is only HOT when the ignition is ON, and a ground. I used the DRL wires on mine. (Daytime Running Lights.)

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Fastoman, I am pretty decent with electrical stuff, and THAT link is WAY TOO CONFUSING!! My suggestion :There should be an unused plug/connector under the radiator side cover on the left of the bike. Get a muntimeter and find the terminals that are for ground and 12 volts and tap into them to run your volt meter. That is what I did. I used one that is energized when the ignition is on.
that's what I did...works great...I love that green color as I'm riding around...
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