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Old 04-25-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Battery monitor Queston?

Can battery monitors or voltage meters drain your battery?

i just got a '01 VFR and i want to keep a constant eye on the famously troblesome charging system, and I just wondering if i get a real nice red led set up would i be doing more harm than good.

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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yes that will be coming but dont think i have the original r/r which i was happy about. i am however only geting 12.80v at idle 14v above 3500
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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dam that would work great but my has color vison i cant even tell the dif between the green and the red

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yes that will be coming but dont think i have the original r/r which i was happy about. i am however only geting 12.80v at idle 14v above 3500
On my SV that seems within spec... I think its supposed to get between 14 and 15 volts at 5k rpm
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welcome to the world of awesome...i'm biased. Check wiremybike.com too. all about wiring for VFR and I recommend vfrness and a battery tender.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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the bike is pretty cool she no zx6r but that will do pig. got a sergent seat on there too.

im gonna do somemore tinkering and see what i come up with i would hate buy more parts
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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superhawk, cbr929, rc51 parts can be modified to work very well on the vfr for a cheaper alternative. vfrd and vfrworld are good places to read up on frankenviffers.

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I use my radar detector on my bike, keep my voltages displayed on the LCD. Pretty neat feature.

Even has a compass on the LCD.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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To answer the question, "no a voltage monitor will not drain the battery." I ran one for 2 years and never had a problem, if wired correctly, they only monitor the voltage when the bike is running.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #12
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Well.........

the died on me less than a half mile from home so i will be looking for a good r/r first and see what happens. anybody know where i can get the best one, and fast ?
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the voltage monitor will not draw any voltage while the bike is off (assuming you have it wired correctly to a switched power source). As far as your bike dying, you should really reconsider "throwing parts at it", even if the regulator/rectifier is a common failure item. I've seen many examples of one part failing, and damaging another part, which when you replace one piece without first inspecting the rest of the system, it will damage the brand new piece. Get the bike checked out one way or another, or take the risk of spending more money in the long run.
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