re: How to hook up a volt meter, is this the correct way?
The reason there was no connection to the ammeter is that it’s cheaper. The wire as stated above induces a magnetic field that is picked up in the elchepo meter. Ran into these meters on several riders. The difficulty in trying to install a different meter of “any” kind is finding one to fit the old mounting hole in the dash. I’m cheap, usually rip and toss the meter. As a general rule, these charging systems give very little problems charging. Keep the battery terminals clear of corrosion and tight. The vast majority of time, you will have very little problems, if the engine doesn’t want to start, especially in spring for the first cutting, I just charge long enough to get mine started and usually by the time I’ve finished mowing, no more charging is required. One modification I’ve made to all my mowers, I add an inexpensive shut off valve in the fuel line. Bought bout 6 at a time off the internet. Last cutting, I close the valve and run the carb dry with engine running until it dies and add a shot of “Seafoam” to any remaining furl. Spring, open the valve, short shot of starting fluid, one, max 2 pulls on starting rope, or 2 - 3 seconds of starter activation on my riders and I give which ever mower started to my wife. “HEY”, that’s what she wants - - - - - you think I’m “Brain Dead” and going to change that setup. “Eat your heart out in envy men.”