Need electrical analysis tools
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Mon Apr 12 18:42:52 PDT 2010
I have one on the GPZ and the KLR. Ambient temp is always good to know and
the voltmeter is priceless on the voltage sensitive GPZ.
Steve in Western NY
'08 KLR 650
'08 Tuono Factory
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Bixby" <steven at bixbys.net>
To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 9:32 PM
Subject: Need electrical analysis tools
> Hi, all... this isn't strictly GPZ related, but....
> I am looking for some kind of gauge-pack for automotive electrics that
> does more than just show red-yellow-green for voltage.
> I have something annoying going on with my ST1300 where the battery
> appears to be losing charge quickly. After 3-4 days of cool/cold nights
> and not running, I come out and it usually starts after a few seconds of
> cranking, but brings down the voltage far enough to reset the dash
> electronics - which only happens when the battery is low. What I don't
> know is whether the alternator is dying, the battery is dying (only 15mo
> old, Yuasa), or I have some kind of short in the system.
> With that (and other bikes' needs) in mind, I'm looking for something
> decent that I can put in-line with the battery that will indicate current
> movement (charging, discharging) and system voltage, and perhaps other
> useful things like coolant temp in degrees, or the like. The
> current/voltage is my main need, though. It should be waterproof enough
> to mount on a bike for an extended period, and it should be something I
> can reasonably move to another bike as needs be.
> Anyone got any cool products in mind?
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