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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:05 am 
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I'm going to install a voltmeter because being able to monitor your voltage can give you great advantage and early warning of all kinds of issues on a Harley, Buell whatever. I don't actually think we need one on a scooter since the bike is so light you could walk it home but we do like to fiddle so lets do one for the PCX 8)

First I intend to install this on my Buell. Because these are so small these days I'm seeing them installed inside the instrument panel and even incorporated into the signal/horn/light switch housings. Anywhere you can easily glance to see is good so my choice is inside the fuse box cover on a Buell because I'm only modifying a 5 dollar fuse box cover and not cutting a hole in anything pricey to replace. Keep this in mind when suggesting placement and wiring. It will be a snap to hook up inside that fuse box but might be more challenging on PCX.

Now where shall we put one on the PCX?
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Nowhere. It's equally as not needed.

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I have a small voltmeter that I can hook up at any time with alligator clips, the battery so easy to get to. However, since I left the lights on one time, I now carry this mini jump pack which fits underneath seat and doesn't take up much room at all.

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I have a small voltmeter that I can hook up at any time with alligator clips, the battery so easy to get to. However, since I left the lights on one time, I now carry this mini jump pack which fits underneath seat and doesn't take up much room at all.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DV ... UTF8&psc=1



I've been tempted by one of these myself.

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you you wrote:
Nowhere. It's equally as not needed.
I think you are right, nowhere on the scooter... not even room for this on the controls like some put it. Too bad it's a fun mod :cry:


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Its true its not necessary, but then again a lot of things aren't necessary and goes down to preference and tinkering for the DIY guy who especially likes projects. It does have some value especially when you have afterrmkt accessories and you want to monitor voltage draw and battery strength. The charge light may not trip and the meter may be able to give an idea of how much charge is going back into it.Is it necessary ? probably not , but neat to have ? yes.


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Hey!... I like it
Finish this 'how to' thread with the product listing and detailed installation guide for that EZ so I don't have to ask the mods to delete the whole post.

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I've installed a Sparkbrite voltage monitor.
http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php

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I only recently learned what a 6 inch DAB was. You make me laugh every time you post.

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Unnecessary IMO. I even ditch my plan to install a tacho.

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I only recently learned what a 6 inch DAB was. You make me laugh every time you post.



It's not a small digital radio? I'm shocked ;)

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you you wrote:
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I only recently learned what a 6 inch DAB was. You make me laugh every time you post.
It's not a small digital radio? I'm shocked ;)
I learned it from these two love birds :lol: I used to subscribe but then I saw a link to her porn spread in the YT channel o_O

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What the fook is a dab ??? Brillcream >> " A little dab will do ya" ! ?


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This, or could be my initials.


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Another slightly easier option - read the voltage on your phone, had it a few days now, now I can walk up to the bike and with Fobobike tire sensors, read my voltage and tire pressure as I'm getting comfortable on the bike.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y5 ... UTF8&psc=1

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Can we never stop looking at the phone? :lol: :lol: :lol:

This little digital voltmeter should be here in couple days, getting excited. The simple things are the most FUN!
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Jge64 wrote:
Another slightly easier option - read the voltage on your phone, had it a few days now, now I can walk up to the bike and with Fobobike tire sensors, read my voltage and tire pressure as I'm getting comfortable on the bike.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y5 ... UTF8&psc=1



That's neat. It's a pity the PCX doesn't have an obds port then we could run apps like torque.

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