I had to post a video of this since I'm certain you wouldn't believe me if I just told you. I recently installed a new voltmeter on 57 Thunderbird and boy was I surprised when I started my bike. This baby charges at idle! This is a first for me. I've never seen this happen. It pegs out a 14.0 volts running down the road. I had always thought there was something wrong with my ammeter......it never showed a discharge except when the lights were on at idle.
I buy stuff from this Chinese Amazon-like website. I bought all these and some others. I usually buy multiples because some of them either don't work or don't work right. They're cheap enough....I have voltmeters on all my vehicles. I couldn't find an LCD display, so I had to buy LED's and they need a shade fabbed up so you can see them in the daylight. A short length of PVC pipe epoxied on and painted black does the trick. Cheers, Bill
Wow, Bill you have a basin and a stove in your workshop! Hawai really is the place to be! ;-)
3D TV: A format that lost a format war without even having an opponent. Bikes: 69 T120 on average (1967 rolling frame and 1971 Bonnie engine) 57 T110 on average (58 rolling frame - with 55 iron head engine)
I think of these items like wearing items, sort of like chains or cables. They have a limited life span. But for 6 or 7 bucks, it's pretty painless. But the last ones lasted for 7-8 years. Not bad, but they don't make them anymore. I'd prefer LCD displays since I ride almost exclusively during daylight hours.
The handlebar mount really makes it practical. There can be problems finding a good place to mount them. Here's the one on the Norton.
Hard to photograph the display
PS the oven is for powder coating
Bikes 1974 Commando 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger" Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.