I received the RAM handlebar phone mount. It is a good unit. I mounted my phone to it, and it to the bike, and went and rode another perspective "proving ground." It looks like it's going to have to do. How I'm going to have to approach "testing" before and after is: I'm going to time 50 - 70 mph (or maybe 50 - 65 mph) pulls, and top speed (reached) on my "proving grounds." I'm going to see if the AFR gauge can mount via zip ties to the RAM mount somehow because I need the phone there for GPS verified speeds. I have a speed app that is very accurate, and also saves the top speed (no digits, just a whole numbers). So I don't necessarily have to stare at the phone to catch the top speed while running such blistering high speeds.
I'm NOT going to be able to do a real "top speed" run because there's just no 10 mile flat stretch I can find anywhere near me. Heck, I can't even find a 1 mile flat stretch. And the Rebel needs a good long straight to stretch its legs. At least with the stock set-up. And I may have to revert to 50 - 65 mph pull (instead of 50 - 70 mph), because that last 5 mph to get to 70 takes up a really long time and a lot of real estate.
On my "proving ground", it is about 3 miles, but does have a gentle down slope, up slope then another down slope that leads to a flat stretch, a curve and then a bridge. The curve is a non issue, I could probably take it at 100 mph. What I'm going to do is run that full straight away, up and down the slopes, all the way to the bridge … at WOT. The bridge will be the finish line / measurement point. I have a rolling start point, and will start at the speed limit of 55 mph, and pin it WOT until the bridge. Very little traffic on this stretch.
I did this a couple times Saturday when I went to check this stretch out and achieved 69 mph and 70 mph before the bridge. That was just to test the "proving ground" to see if it was adequate. If I get caught speeding, I'll try to explain my way out of it. Probably should get my motorcycle endorsement though. On the way home … actually on my last WOT pull (the other direction), I hit 140 miles on the tank and dead the Rebel went. So I put it on reserve and limped about 20 miles home. So the tank is very empty again, which leads me to the main point of this post...
I'm now ready to wire up the AFR and tap power. What I would like is either a suggestion where to tap power, or a link to a thread discussing that. I've searched and found a couple threads but have not found a thread that made it definite for me. This help would be appreciated because my time will be limited as I will be at the hospital with my mother from today through Thursday.