Adding Additional Lights
I am interested in adding a second brake light and/or additional lights to my 1991 Venture Royale. I have read of many people with concerns over adding additional lights to the system, especially the monitoring system. Can I add extra lights to the bike directly, or must I use a relay to isolate the loading effect on the systems?
I also have a question that came to me as I was finding my range on a tank of gas. I set the petcock to the ON position and after the LCD display indicated I was on reserve, I got an additional 45 kms before I switched to reserve. I still had about one gallon (imperial) of gas left, or at least I did according to the manual. Can I adjust the system to have the display go to the reserve mode once it hits reserve for real? Is there a potentiometer adjustment or the like anywhere for fine tuning the gas gauge?
Dave Watts #11238
Many Venture owners have added an extra tail and/or brake light without damaging the computer system. Naturally, you need to wire the light(s) correctly, and most aftermarket systems have already done this for you in the instructions. The new replacement light for the trunk (see ads in this issue) is both functional as a brake light as we/l as an extra running light. As for the gas inquiry, it has always been known that no two Ventures go on reserve at the exact same time or mileage. The unit is controlled by the float level in the gas tank. The potentiometer is nonadjustable as far as we know.