Charge Warning Light / Volt Meter

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Charge Warning Light / Volt Meter

Postby Old Rider » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:47 pm


Has anyone added a charge warning light or a voltage meter to their VTR? There is a place for a bulb in the lower left quadrant of the warning light panel and it would be an excellent place for the charge bulb.

Any suggestions?


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Re: Charge Warning Light / Volt Meter

Postby VTR250 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:24 pm

I will be adding a volt meter to my bike at some stage, iv heard these bike like to over charge, if given the chance. I think a warning light is a great idea, will keep things looking clean.

I'm no sparky, but I believe you can get a relay that will only complete a connection when a specified voltage has been reached. This would be an ideal "switch" to activate a warning light.
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Re: Charge Warning Light / Volt Meter

Postby ExTex77 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:39 pm

I bought a digital panel meter (waterproof) from China and added it to a relay circuit I have for powering auxiliary lights in front.
I mounted it down on a round metal strut on the left side below the metering panel.
Use a red color to see it in daylight. Cost is about $4.
Be sure to get one that is waterproof..

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