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1Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:42 am

Viper357

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Hey everyone

Just another silly question from a newbie.................................


How do I wire up a VDO ( or other makers ) Voltmeter gauge? The OEM BMW ones are hard to find and insanely expensive here in Oz


I am electrically challenged so please be kind  lol!



Cheers
gary


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2Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:38 am

K75cster

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Gary in this section under how to's you will find a thread called add gauges its done my Marky boy on his 1100 and he used VDO gauges


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3Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:26 am

Viper357

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Thanks guys  Very Happy

I still cant get over how everyone helps out - its really cool

cheers fellow brickers volt gauge 22936


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4Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:18 am

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volt gauge Vdo_vo10


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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5Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:16 pm

sidecar paul

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Viper,
Be careful with the source of +12 volts. 

When I fitted a voltmeter to my solo RS, I picked up a 12 volt supply from a point somewhere inside the relay box (I can't remember exactly where), and got a reading of only 11.2 volts. Ah, I thought, a duff battery, so I bought a new battery an guess what? Still 11.2 volts!  Embarassed

So, you need to find a fused point near the battery without any voltage drop.

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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6Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:21 pm

robmack

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... and switched so it comes on with the ignition. Best solution is to wire the gauge through a small 12Volt normally open relay. connect one side of the contacts directly to the battery +ve, the other side to the +ve input of the meter. Connect one side of the coil to ground and the other side of the coil to a source of switched +12V. The remaining side of the meter gets grounded.


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7Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:46 pm

Dai

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Just to add my 1.5C; I did something similar to Duck except that where he's used the black-green wire, I picked up the green wire off the back of the ignition switch. No voltage drop to worry about as it's switched directly from the battery.


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8Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:13 pm

duck

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I tap into the gauges connector for the separate factory fuel and temp gauges.  Seems logical to me.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

9Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:24 am

Viper357

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Thanks guys  volt gauge 112350

Even I should be able to wire this up    lol!


Keep tuned watch this space................................


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10Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:26 pm

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I'm with Duck; there's a special connector for additional instruments under the tank, with a switched power, ground and switched light contact. All you need :-)


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

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11Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:44 am

Viper357

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Thanks everyone  volt gauge 112350

will be a project over the easter break here in Oz .................

cheers
Gary


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12Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:03 am

soso

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Hello,
Please can you help me I buy volt gauge BMW MotoMeter and I need scheme how is corectly conect to my bike BMW K100 rs
Thank you


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13Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:13 am

RicK G

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Connect it between earth (ground) and a switched 12v source like the grey/blue or green wire at the plug for the ignition switch.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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14Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:52 am

soso

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Thank you for answere when I instaled them I put picture here.


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15Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:04 am

soso

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@RicK G wrote:Connect it between earth (ground) and a switched 12v source like the grey/blue or green wire at the plug for the ignition switch.
Thanks
I do it like you say to me and work fine, I connect between (ground and green wire for ignition switch.volt gauge Dsc_0314
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16Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 am

RicK G

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Another satisfied customer cheers


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

17Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:29 am

soso

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No problem when you come in Croatia  volt gauge 212902


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18Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:17 am

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@soso wrote:No problem when you come in Croatia  volt gauge 212902
Never mind that are you coming to France in September with the Irish guys?

    

19Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:34 pm

soso

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What hapening in France in september, I dont now anybody of Irish guys????
I am sorry but I dont understand.


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20Back to top Go down   volt gauge Empty Re: volt gauge Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm

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