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Various Meter Mounting Methods & Pics Of Some Aftermarket & Homemade Meters, Along With Other Cool Mod Ideas...
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 14, 2012 10:17AM
You have got to check out this picture tour somebody made walking down memory lane of various Sovereign accessories (stands, etc), remote PP switches, aftermarket meters, home made meters, various meter mounting methods, and other such unique accessory or mod ideas. Very cool...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41469816@N00/sets/72157626545872106/show/

Some aftermarket meters (such as Ron's) use their own mounting method so you can pretty much mount them anyway. Others, like all the Minelab made meters, require the V-clip bracket to mount on, which on the GT is found down past your hand grip on the shaft. This mounting location is ridiculous. It wasn't a problem with older S-rod Sovereign shafts where the hand grip was recessed from blocking the view of the meter, but with the straight shaft on the GT all the Minelab made meters are hard to see since they don't stand up. There are aftermarket plastic V-clip stands that snap onto the shaft's V-clip and then the Minelab meter mounts on top of that so it's raised above the hand grip for easier viewing. There is also a plastic V-clip stand out there that mounts the meter to the side of the shaft for easier viewing, but I don't think I'd prefer that myself. And, of course, the aftermarket meters stand up anyway so even if you mount them in that location they are easy to see above the grip.

Still others have modded the Minelab meters mounting location by drilling the V-clip rivets out and then mounting the V-clip on a copper pipe hangar ($2 at a home improvement store) using two flat head screws so that they will clear the meter when it's slid onto the V-clip. You can then mount the meter high on the pipe hangar's strap to clear the grip, or like I did you can mount the meter right on top of the grip via that pipe hanger. This can be done even with the stock grip easily, but it's even easier to do if you are using a bike end bar as your grip. I use one because it's much more comfortable than the stock grip, and also allows easier mounting of the meter that way. I feel mounting the meter above your grip is the best looking and easiest to see way to have the meter. Ron's meter comes with one of these pipe hangers already on it so it's real easy to grip mount it.

If anybody has any further pictures of ideas for varios meter mounting methods please post them. I'll get around to posting a few pics of how I have the Digisearch meter mounted on my GT too.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/2012 10:18AM by Critterhunter.


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