I have one of these on both of my bikes. the first one I bought, installed on my 1980 Suzuki GS850GL has worked well. The second one is a different story. It's installed on my 1983 Suzuki GS1100G. The clock jumps time, it has a warning beep whenever my rpm drops below 3k, but the voltage is still showing close to 14v. I'm looking for analog gages to replace it. (Posted on 7/23/12)
Purchased a unit about 2 months ago and installed it about 6 weeks ago and have ridden about 700km since. seems to work as advertised, nice display that is readable while riding in full sunlight. On my last ride 2 days ago I noticed that the backlight was not working. Since I am a master electrician the first thing that came to mind was my wiring, but having checked the wiring I am sorry to report the back lights are not working, everything else works but no back light (Posted on 6/19/12)
I had one of these on my Goldwing a few years ago. It worked great. I now ride a Ultra Classic Harley. It has a built in volt meter and clock. I found it was not as accurate as this one. I do not use the clock function so I didn't have to wire direct to battery and other wires to key turn on. It works great for my needs. The thermoneter is also very accurate. Easy install. (Posted on 7/25/11)
I agree with the majority here, it's not waterproof. I've been on many wet rides here in Alaska, the wettest ride was from Anchorage to Homer, rained all the way. The gauge worked fine, until, another rider & I went to a car wash, it didn't survive the direct blast from the wand, before I could stop my buddy. After the ride home, and a few seconds with an air compressor, it still works fine, now on its 3rd season. It lives in a Vetter fairing, up against the windshield, so unless I'm getting blowing rain from the rear, it's protected. I'm about to install another one in a different bike/fairing. I'm hoping that one's as good as the one I have so far. (Posted on 5/27/11)
After I read all the reviews of how this unit is great except that it dies immediately if gotten wet, I sought a solution. My electronics store (Fry's) sells 1" clear heat shrink tubing. It slides right over the unit. Cut it a bit long then hit it with your heat gun. Stick a gob of silicone at each end and its water tight. I can still use the start/stop, reset, max/min and clear and the display is very readable. I switched to timer and outside temp before heat shrinking. Oh and BTW, the alarm is wired remote from the board so if it drives you crazy, just unscrew the back and pull the wires loose. But don't lose any of those switches because they jumper contacts on the circuit board. (Posted on 1/31/11)
I have this one monted on my KLR and it was good until I had the first bike wash, just a little water and BUMMM it goes dead, I did not know it was not water resistent, I actually think it is water alergic since it only takes a lite drizze. Then the Voltage indicator went out, and it was never on the spot, maybe 0.5 to 1 Volt off. The clocks work ok, other than that I have no use for it.
Now after 3 years it has died. And also the Velcros that come with it are not that good.
I bought this meter originally about 3 years ago. The first unit died within a month and Aerostitch replaced it immediately. The second unit lasted about 3 years and the temp unit died. I really like the unit but agree about water issues. I sort of fixed that problem by installing a sub-miniature 5 pin connector to take the whole unit off and I put it in the saddlebag when weather is an issue. You just have to reset the clock when you plug it back in. I guess I'll buy another, maybe the third is a charm. (Posted on 1/31/10)
I was diving in a lake down the docks and I found it at 18 feet . It sames new because wires was tied as from factory.
I disassembled it and dry , and reassembly.
In first moment I dont Know what is this device but now I understand how it works.
Now I Know how to connect the Orange wire.
It is working well and I will install it in my BoatHouse. A nice device with usefull information. (In - Out temp).
I tested it with an used six Volts battery and
and the reading was very accurated: 5.8 volts and it still woking. The same for 8 and 12 volts batteries.