This page shows small, lightweight LED voltage indicator that is used to monitor the battery voltage continuously: A red LED is used to signal a voltage that is too low to charge the battery (usually a sign for alternator failure), and a yellow one indicates over-voltage (usually due to a defective voltage regulator). As long as this is around 13.6 V (plus/minus about 0.8 V), the charging system is very probably working properly, and no LED is lit. Thus, it is more a "voltage indicator" than a "real voltmeter".
In particular the Africa Twin community is highly interested in this device, since their motorcycles are prone to alternator regulator failure (induced by plug corrosion) ... and, of course, BMW airheads with their always-too-weak charging system ;-)
As of fall 2009, more that 220 of these units are in use on motorcycles all around the world. It is Joerg himself who manufactures and ships these units - they are really Made in Switzerland ;-)
Also all sorts of GPS connector cables and more!
car-a-mel.de Motorcycle, Honda Transalp and travel tips. Informations about technics and trips.
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4 months - 2 guys - 1 goal - Adventure Southamerica: Two guys travel across the south american continent, having fun and troubles (including bad motorcycle accidents). However, we would do the whole thing again!
A lot of additional info like equipment lists, pictures-gallery...
BMW R80GS - complete history of one bike, how to do all the repairs it required and more. Well done page.
Trip reports with planning tips and more. In German only.
Around the world in a Toyota Landcruiser
Guided Motorcycle Tours, Street and Off - Road, Individual Motorcycle Rental. California, Swiss Alps, Israel, Transylvania, Honduras, Mexico - Canada, India, Bolivia/Peru, Patagonia English and Deutsch, Switzerland based.
Zurich to Cape Town and back, frequent diary entries, superb photographs. Started September 2001.
Travelled throughout South America on his KTM LC4 Adventure.
Travelled through Asia and Australia on Yamaha XT600E.
"I just took off from Switzerland to a journey that brings me to a place that I don't know yet. My intention is to get to Asia sometime this year, but who knows yet. I always read the HU newsletter with great enthusiasm, and now I myself am on the road living the dream. If you're interested in my story, you can read about it on the web page I have put up."
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