Multimeters!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics|March 2020

Multimeters!
If you have an electrical fault on your bike the only realistic way to find it is with a multimeter.

When I was a lad the Avo 8 was the meter to have and was well beyond my pocket. Even then there were cheap and cheerful multimeters, but they were not especially accurate and weren’t in the slightest bit robust. There is still a massive range of meters available, from the high-end professional apparatus to the cheapest for occasional use. For this article, I have chosen a range from the cheapest at a fiver (+VAT) to my own, which set me back around £300 (plus VAT Bastard’s pound of flesh) and they basically all do the same job. I am addicted to nice tools so always want to have the best quality tools I can afford. To be fair I do use my meter far more than the average classic bike enthusiast and being of such good quality it will probably see me out.

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March 2020