Per our discussion in the VOES sticky I made some measurements
on my ride.
You are right. 5 Volts or so with nothing else connected indicator wise.
With my setup with a 12V getting turned on to light up my Oil light,
I measured 12V.
I disconnected my indicator light and had a ride today and WHOA,
what a difference it made. WAY more responsive. I did also use
my vacuum meter to get VOES back to stock 5 in/mercury vacuum.
But WHAT a difference it made. WAY more responsive.
Might be a good idea to update the VOES sticky for others to NOT
have a similar indicator setup like I did using the VOES switch to
light up the indicator light to show when the VOES kicks in and out
using the BATT voltage of 12V, since there is already 5V stock.
I will rip apart my old stock 883 ignition tommorrow and find where the
VOES connects to what component, and figure out how and why different
loads/voltages effect the IGN curve.
I noticed a BIG difference by just disconnecting my indicator and
had a GREAT ride today.
There is something on the VOES line that really DOES effect the IGN
curve if the indicator is not connected properly!
I was going stop light to stop light, and passing cars like never before...
and it all boiled down to an in different VOES indicator setup!
I will redesign my indicator setup circuit, tear down my old 883 IGN module
like you did your old VOES,
and try and find out how or why different loads effect the IGN performance
per the components used from an HD IGN module.
WOW! BIG difference if not done right!
Thanks for the great discussions! I would prob never thought twice
until we discussed this issue!