Direct Connection If the 'bike has no spark plug HT lead, then direct connection is necessary. Direct connection involves connecting the red sense wire directly into a voltage feed. Using this method, MM can be fitted to the following types of motors: a) All petrol spark ignition engines using a magneto. b) All petrol spark ignition engines using 6 volts with a generator/alternator. c) All petrol spark ignition engines using 12 volts with a generator/alternator. d) Electric motors. See specific details further down this page. e) Diesel engines. See specific details further down this page. Some of these applications are somewhat specific, so please contact our technical department if you are uncertain of your application. In all cases MM's black earth wire must be connected to the frame, ground or chassis. Read further for some specific connection types. Yamaha WR250 For this application connect the red sense wire into the motorcycles headlight circuit feed wire (located behind the plastic headlight surround). This wire is connected to the alternator, so MM will run whenever the engine is running, irrespective of whether the headlight is on or off. Connect the black earth wire to a clean chassis earth. Yamaha YZF, Honda CRF, Suzuki RMZ or Kawasaki KZF For this application connect the red sense wire into the motorcycles kill switch wire. Connect the black earth wire to a clean chassis earth. Electric Motors. MM it will operate from 5VDC to well over 600VAC continuous. In the case of the larger voltages, an external resistor may need to be fitted. As successful operation across such a large range of voltages depends largely on the waveform, please contact our technical department before proceeding. Diesel engines. MM will only work on diesel engines with an electric fuel solenoid, alternator or constant ignition feed whilst the engine is running (for instruments etc). This covers most types of applications. MM's red sense wire can be connected to: a) the fuel solenoid feed (if it has one) b) the ignition/instruments feed (if it is constant while the engine is running and absent when it is not running)
Motominder is powered by your vehicles electrical system by simply cable tying its power line along the spark plug lead or direct connecting to the kill switch wire. Since Motominder is the smallest engine hour meter available (approximately 1 by 1.5 inches) it doesnt require additional mounting brackets and can be easily mounted by the peel and stick method to the frame or other convenient area. Motominder records the installation date, and displays this briefly whenever your engine is started. On startup it displays hours of runtime for 1 minute. It flashes the runtime every 10 seconds while your engine is running and also displays runtime at power down for 2 minutes, so you have plenty of time to get your helmet off before checking the display. Adventure Machines Northwest is so confident that Motominder is the most reliable engine hour meter available that it is backed by a 2 year replacement warranty.