E-Glide Voltmeter reading wayyyy high - Page 2 : V-Twin Forum: Harley Davidson Forums
» Sponsors

» Insurance
Go Back   V-Twin Forum : Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Forums > General Discussion Forums > Harley-Davidson Touring
New User? Register Forgot Password

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
berserker's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Straight jacket memories and sedative highs
Posts: 20,125
berserker is still riding a stock bike berserker is still riding a stock bike berserker is still riding a stock bike
I carry a map all the time, and GPS alot. GPS is a great tool. Map tells you where things are with relation to other things on the map. The GPS tells you where you are on the map.

MY point about the compass is, you said having a temp gauge didn't make you and hotter or cooler. My point is, it is just information.
The only thing that counts in the end is power! Naked merciless force! -Ursus
The Devil made me do it the first time, the second time I did it on my own-Waylon
Helmets are like rubbers you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't.-Me
Sometimes I think its a sin, when I feel like I am winning when I am losing again.-GL
First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire. Roland
berserker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 12-02-2012, 02:05 AM   #17 (permalink)
FNG :)
Countryal's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3
Countryal wants to know Dino or Syn?
Originally Posted by NC_John View Post
So, is the electra-glide factory dash voltmeter as useless as the air temp gauge? Mine is usually reading around 16 volts, which is obviously too high. I checked the bike with a fluke voltmeter to make sure I'm not cooking the battery and the true voltage is like 13-14 volts at low RPM (It always reads around 16 volts on the gauge regardless of RPM). The service manager at my dealer checked with a few of the guys in the back and they said its not really accurate (well, duh), its just more of an approx reading. Judging by how well the air temp gauge works I kind of tend to believe this, but how are y'alls reading? High as well? For $20K+, how bout some gauges that are worth a sh*t?

NC John, I agree. I have a 09 Ultra/CSC Trike and mine reads 16v also. I asked the dealer about it and of course they said it was normal. Looks like for what they cost they could put some decent gauges in them.
Countryal is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: san jose ,ca.
Posts: 605
gb1500 wants to know Dino or Syn?
my classic... volts and oil gages are a shot in the dark....but i can tell when the stator/rectifier is too far off the mark or the oil pressure is wacked out...but also the vts cant spike way above 14 when you goose it...then the rectifier is gone...you gotta let all warm up too including gauges, wire...to get a true base line...on older machines...that is.

Last edited by gb1500; 12-02-2012 at 01:24 PM.
gb1500 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
shovelmike's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 561
shovelmike wants to know Dino or Syn?
Mine too

The voltmeter on my '02 Ultra reads a bit high. The accuracy of the guage is questionable, basically you get accustomed to where the needle usually sits, and any variation from that tells you that something isn't right. My guage pegged out one day after being washed by my dealer after a service, and the radio ceased to function (evidently has over voltage protection), the next morning the reading on the guage was running quite low as I was running errands, the battery went dead and it was found that the stator had burned out. I believe water got into a connector or two, now I tell the dealer not to bother with the wash.
This is my Granddaughter, Sky, born in February of '02. She can't walk,talk, or feed herself due to brain injury but look at that smile. It makes most of our troubles seem quite insignificant.
shovelmike is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #20 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spokane,Wa
Posts: 1,473
RogerDodger wants to know Dino or Syn?
Originally Posted by JOS
NC John - When you checked your bike with a meter, did you check charging volts at like 2000+ RPM also? It didn't increase to something like 16 VDC did it? Hopefully it's just a bad gauge. Mine reads just a touch over 14 at highway speeds (01 FLHT).

I checked it at various RPMs. It was 14.2- 14.3 from idle to around 4000 RPM which is within spec. Just a useless gauge....


It's not useless, just inaccurate. Get used to where it usually reads - if it changes you'll know you have an issue, simple as that.
RogerDodger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
FNG :)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Orange, Virginia
Posts: 7
fwb35 wants to know Dino or Syn?
I checked mine from my battery tender connector and compared, mine is pretty close.
fwb35 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the V-Twin Forum : Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. WE WILL SEND A CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO THE ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE. If the email address is NOT VALID, you will not be given access to the system!
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(C)2001-2012 V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved (C)2001- V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Victory Charger Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum
Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum