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datel voltmeter

knowing that voltage regulators usually give some indication before catastrophic failure, (usually when you're in the middle of nowhere, yea?) I got this voltmeter and think it's a good product. fit mine in the corner of the side dash panel (didn't have room for the bezel), super easy to install. a bit pricey at $68 for the blue one, but there are tons of DIY plans where you can build one for as little as $8, at the other end of the spectrum.
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I wouldn't leave home without one...

Mine's a little different this time around, LCD and not waterproof. I may change this up to a Datel unit (had one of those on my old RoadStar.)




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MD, looks like I have the same voltmeter.

Living and riding in the Pacific Northwet for 3/4 of the year, I can report that it may not be 100% waterproof, but its definitely heavy rain and wash proof. Its been on for 15k miles and 18plus months with no problems.



Have you had a problem with moisture?

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Not done this mod.
But know a few who have done a gear indicator/voltmeter combo unit.

http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/cop...mentation.html

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I have the same one as Machog. It is NOT waterproof. Water got into mine and not only did the display look weird, the voltage reading was off by a full volt.

Stranger yet, as I thought what a waste now that it is ruined, the next day the display was slightly better and so was the true volt reading. After several days it dried out and was good as new.

When dried, I cut a clear Plexiglas that overlapped the meter on all sides by about 1/4 inch, put double sided tape on one side of the Plexiglas, stuck it to the top of the meter and then put in caulk under the overlap to make it completely waterproof. Has been fine since even in hard rains.
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Good to hear Machog & atgatt. I've yet to douse the little bugger with a good downpour so we shall see.
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