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Volt meter and temp gauge acting up
I have an 86 aspy, it has been sitting in my garage for about two weeks, I have been out of town. I just installed a new seat and went for a ride to try it out. I noticed my volt meter flashing off and on, and then go down to 6 volts then up to 14 and stay there, when I shut the bike off and start it I get a low volt signal showing 6 volts then after a few seconds it works normal then it is all over the place again. The outside temp gauge is all over the place from + 40 to - 30. Looks like a dirty or loose connection, I don't think it is moisture because my garage is dry. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
#1 11-02-2007, 02:25 PM,
If you connect the volt meter directly to the battery (temporarily) that might show you if the connection your using presently is OK.

I have the same one you have I think, that shows the outside temp and also the voltage. (a Honda model) They do show the lowest voltage for about 8 seconds after starting the bike but mine is about 9V.

I have mine wired through a relay directly from the battery and the acc screw powers the relay.
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#2 11-02-2007, 04:06 PM,
I would verify that all connections are clean and tight then check the gauges against a known good set.
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#3 11-02-2007, 05:55 PM,
Thanks guys. I did check the charging system out and it is charging fine. I went for another short ride and the volt meter seems to be working for now but the outside temp gauge is way out and all over the place. First I am going to check all the connections and go from there. I will let you know how I make out. Yes Tricky it is the same as yours, outside temp and voltage.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
#4 11-02-2007, 07:53 PM,

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