I am looking into putting an hour meter on the quad. If anyone has done this please let me know. I would like to know the brand you went with and how did you hook it up. Location and what wires you hooked it up to.
I have the tiny tach hour meter. You can get it at http://www.tinytach.com/tinytach.html or http://www.cabelas.com. It shows the hours when the engine is off, and works as a tach when it is on. It works great for setting the idle speed. There are two wires to connect, one you ground to the frame and the other you wrap a couple times around the spark plug wire. I put mine in the area behind the battery where the owners manual is supposed to go.
I installed my hourmeter today, crimped it on the brakelight switch's terminal.
(Rear brakelight, terminal has two crimp connections and one was unused.)
I used a Teleflex quartz meter, 1.5" by 1" and maybe takes up 2" in depth. http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/store...m=84&storeNum=6
One positive wire and one negative wire, the negative goes to the battery post.
As for placing it, it's underneath the seat next to the tool pouch right behind the spot where the owner's manual is suppose to go. The seat doesn't touch it and it's not going to come into contact with anything, you do have to cut plastic though. I then siliconed the crap out of it... The downside to this is that you better make sure that the key is off when the engine is off. The aforementioned tach/hourmeter is a little better in this regard since it only records running time, and it is dual purpose.
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