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Offline max-500

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #50 on: October 29, 2020, 04:24:22 PM
I don't get it though - why not fit one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089ZVJ5S9/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=A368K5ZEMRGJO6&psc=1

...into the Honda switched and fused supply just below on the fairing and then add one of these giving voltage, temp and USB?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/VORCOOL-Cigarette-Lighter-Voltmeter-Thermometer/dp/B07FVHP225/ref=sr_1_44?dchild=1&keywords=usb+temperature+12v&qid=1603988368&sr=8-44

I prefer the marine type socket as the weatherproofing is much better and IME the direct wired USB type (ie https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VVG5NBP/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=A2I2EVVPUUA446&psc=1) are not reliable and the USB part fails meaning you have to change the whole thing.


Offline MoToad

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #51 on: November 02, 2020, 02:38:57 AM
Anything I ever plugged into a ciggy socket on a bike tended to vibrate out. And, as for a volt meter, I don't see the necessity.
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Offline CBRDEAN0

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #52 on: November 02, 2020, 03:39:01 PM
*Originally Posted by MoToad [+]
And, as for a volt meter, I don't see the necessity.

The volt meter gives you an early warning of stator / regulator failure so you can do something about it
( pull headlight fuse etc ) rather than get stranded by it.

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #53 on: November 09, 2020, 05:42:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
that's the engine temperature I'd like to have.
my previous 500S had it and it saved me the day the fan fuse blew during a hot day.

These give an idea of the engine's temperature: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RR-Oil-Temperature-Display-Oil-Thermometer-Honda-CB-500-X-CBR-600-RR-X4-1300/203170847933?hash=item2f4ded1cbd:g:Y9wAAOSwFx9dhKdM

 



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