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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Petcha2, May 1, 2021 at 10:51 AM.

  1. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    I’ll have a look online. Does Equus or Sperry still make a reasonably-priced multimeter with the low ohm range you suggest? Thx, grizld1
     
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  2. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yep, that's them. I recently scrounged one off an XS500 parts bike I paid $25 for. Given the cost of these things from Yamaha, that pretty much covered the cost of the whole parts bike, lol .....

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  3. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    That’s exactly what I need at this point - a “baby meter.” I’ll check out the Fluke-101. Thank you, Jim.
     
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  4. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    5Twins, I just checked online. They are selling the little tin can for $92!!! Hope one of the old ones works...
     
  5. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yep, silly expensive. You'll run across lots of original replacement stuff that's like that. That's why we're always on the lookout for low cost substitutions. The perfect example is the regulators and rectifiers we use. Automotive regulators that are a fraction of the cost and work as well, if not better, than the originals.
     
  6. grizld1

    grizld1 Grumpy old man Top Contributor

    Pretty sure that's a Chinese meter with a bogus Fluke trademark, Jim. It isn't listed anywhere on the Fluke site. Petcha, I don't know what Sperry offers these days, and on the current crop of Equus meters the lowest resistance range specified is RX600. Jim, what would you recommend these days as an affordable but usable meter?
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not really sure. I've had my Fluke 87 for so long, I haven't really looked at any others. Simpson still make meters? I'll poke around a bit.
     
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  8. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks Jim and grizld1 for looking into this. Let me know what you find.I’m in the market for a good, basic multimeter that is well suited for electrical work on a motorcycle - by someone who really doesn’t know very well what he is doing.
     
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  9. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well them sneaky devious chinese bastids.... They even copied the gloved hand.... assholes.
    I see my 87 is over 500 bucks now. Was just over half that 20-25yrs ago.


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  10. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Here's a review of meters by The Chicago Tribune (of all people :umm:) Of course the Fluke comes in at #1 (was there any doubt :rolleyes:) But second place looks pretty good. I checked the price... about 35 bucks at Amazon. Be sure and read the entire article. There's good info in there.


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  11. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Great! I will read the entire article. You rock, Jim. Thanks so much.
     
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  12. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @I am Carbon compiled some Youtube videos on using a multimeter. Have a look here. They're pretty long, but I like that he also teaches you some basics about electricity as well.
     
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  13. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Another great suggestion! Thanks. I’ll check these out today...
     
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  14. Petcha2

    Petcha2 XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Making progress. Left side indicators blink, so it looks like the old flasher relay works.Right side lights don’t come on. Plus, on low beam, “lights off” switch doesn’t work (it does with high beam), and the little square “turn” light at the top of the instrument cluster comes on. It doesn’t come on with high beam. So, it looks like I still have a bit of detective work to do in the bucket (and elsewhere?), but I have ordered a multimeter (I opted for the AstroAl, Jim) and am ready to start sleuthing. Thanks again to everyone for their comments and observations. Step by step... 557A6B74-8935-40B3-8C38-C6285AA6B827.jpeg C2516BDC-E1AA-478A-9810-334916EFDCE9.jpeg 5677AC62-E519-4187-891E-3C281C2CACED.jpeg
     
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