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#1 Glennav8

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

I put my depost down ,should have a Patrol in May,thinking of all the accessories I should need,is a Tachometer  a must have?
now begins the LONG,HARD wait.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:29 PM

View PostGlennav8, on Mar 6 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

I put my depost down ,should have a Patrol in May,thinking of all the accessories I should need,is a Tachometer  a must have?
now begins the LONG,HARD wait.


I don't think a tach is a must have for these motors but I sure like having one on all my bikes and vehicles,  I even put one on my73 six cylinder  Ford pickup :rolleyes: .  Thing is every motor has it's sweet spot in the rpm band and once you know where it is the tach is a nice accessory to stay on top of it.......... but boxer motors can get along fine without them if you have an ear for it.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:34 PM

I'm putting one on the 07 Patrol I am getting. You don't need em but I just like to see the rpm's. I'm just use to a tach.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:48 AM

When you get a tachometer, post the brand, cost and where you got it. I understand that these flat twins with the lost spark ignition require a special tachometer.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:51 PM

I'm getting mine from Wagners Cycle shop http://www.wagnerscycle.us/ when I get my 07 Patrol. Look under Parts for sale and you will see it.
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:27 AM

View PostBilge Keel Dave, on Mar 7 2008, 10:48 AM, said:

When you get a tachometer, post the brand, cost and where you got it. I understand that these flat twins with the lost spark ignition require a special tachometer.

Dave


Shovel - points or Evo - electronic  should work , both lost spark twins.

Available at swap meets from big greasy guys named ''Tiny" everywhere  :rolleyes: Prices will very.
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:48 AM

View PostBilge Keel Dave, on Mar 7 2008, 09:48 AM, said:

When you get a tachometer, post the brand, cost and where you got it. I understand that these flat twins with the lost spark ignition require a special tachometer.

Dave
i had one put on recently on my recent rig purchase,same one from all ural dealer,appx 70.00$,they surprised me and put it on the chrome cover  speedo shroud instead of the handlebar.its real close to the speedo and looks like its  factory instead of optional,i always had and have a tach on all my vechicles,i would  feel naked   w/o one ,its a real nice addition on my bavarian classic
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 04:14 PM

We've been selling the electronic mini tach since the late 90's.  High quality chrome at a reasonable price, we also offer the drilled stanchion cap for a factory mounted look.  For more info look at http://www.wagnerscycle.us/parts/, click on the picture for more details.  I have attached to other views in this post.  Any questions, give me a shout, thanks,

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:16 PM

View PostFlicka, on Mar 8 2008, 05:14 PM, said:

We've been selling the electronic mini tach since the late 90's.  High quality chrome at a reasonable price, we also offer the drilled stanchion cap for a factory mounted look.  For more info look at http://www.wagnerscycle.us/parts/, click on the picture for more details.  I have attached to other views in this post.  Any questions, give me a shout, thanks,

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yep ,thats  exactly where my  dealer put mine on the stanchion
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:38 AM

View PostGlennav8, on Mar 6 2008, 08:00 PM, said:

I put my depost down ,should have a Patrol in May,thinking of all the accessories I should need,is a Tachometer  a must have?
now begins the LONG,HARD wait.

Here is mine, it was around $80- shipped (I think), from Crawford sales. Easy Install!
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 08:12 PM

View PostIRON NUTZ aka rlgirsch, on Mar 10 2008, 01:16 PM, said:

View PostFlicka, on Mar 8 2008, 05:14 PM, said:

We've been selling the electronic mini tach since the late 90's.  High quality chrome at a reasonable price, we also offer the drilled stanchion cap for a factory mounted look.  For more info look at http://www.wagnerscycle.us/parts/, click on the picture for more details.  I have attached to other views in this post.  Any questions, give me a shout, thanks,

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yep ,thats  exactly where my  dealer put mine on the stanchion
so does anyone elses tach needle jump around from time to time,when keeping a   steady throttle,makes me wonder if im ever in high gear sometimes,supposed  to be appx 2500 rpms @40mph w/my BC gearing i suppose.but sometimes its closer 4500rpms at certain times when  it fluctuates  makng me  try to upshift to  a higher gear and there aint no more left. :unsure2:
  ,good thing i had  this  tach put on :feelssogood:
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:01 AM

View PostIRON NUTZ aka rlgirsch, on Apr 5 2008, 09:12 PM, said:

View PostIRON NUTZ aka rlgirsch, on Mar 10 2008, 01:16 PM, said:

View PostFlicka, on Mar 8 2008, 05:14 PM, said:

We've been selling the electronic mini tach since the late 90's.  High quality chrome at a reasonable price, we also offer the drilled stanchion cap for a factory mounted look.  For more info look at http://www.wagnerscycle.us/parts/, click on the picture for more details.  I have attached to other views in this post.  Any questions, give me a shout, thanks,

flicka
yep ,thats  exactly where my  dealer put mine on the stanchion
so does anyone elses tach needle jump around from time to time,when keeping a   steady throttle,makes me wonder if im ever in high gear sometimes,supposed  to be appx 2500 rpms @40mph w/my BC gearing i suppose.but sometimes its closer 4500rpms at certain times when  it fluctuates  makng me  try to upshift to  a higher gear and there aint no more left. :unsure2:
  ,good thing i had  this  tach put on :feelssogood:

No, mine does not fluctuate other than with engine revs per its designed function, seems to be accurate.  You might want to check your wiring thoroughly, it sounds like a intermittant connection or grounding.

I bought mine from Wagner's, it was a simple installation and looks like factory equipment, and like other posters, only bought it because every bike and car I own has one, just habit to see rpm's.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:54 PM

View PostSchultz, on Mar 7 2008, 10:51 PM, said:

I'm getting mine from Wagners Cycle shop http://www.wagnerscycle.us/ when I get my 07 Patrol. Look under Parts for sale and you will see it.


I've got one of those on The Gremlin, and I found it invaluable.

Like everyone here will tell you, a Ural two banger talks to you, loud and clear...  but the problem is that it talks in Russian!   :feelssogood:  It takes a while for us Yanks to figure out what she's trying to tell you.

Seriously tho...   after riding for a while with the tach, I developed an ear and a feel for the proper shift points, and more importantly figured out that anything below about 2000 RPM is lugging...  NOT healthy for ANY engine.

These days tho, now that I've got a year of riding experience behind me, I find that I seldom have to look at the tach; it's all instinct, feel and ear now. BUT...   it IS a valuable tool for such things as setting idle, and somewhat useful for setting carb balance.

It even acts as a diagnostic tool. Just yeasterday I took off, and in the low RPM range on shifts the engine was missing badly until about 2500 RPM, where it smoothed out a good bit, but not completely. I noted that during the rough running the tach was bouncing downward on each miss.

The trouble turned out to be two things...   a carboned up set of plugs (started it up too many times in subzero weather with the chokes pulled out). Cleaning the plugs made things worse...   VERY rough running, and tach bouncing like crazy.

I discovered the problem very quickly; running on one cylinder. That was traced directly to my cleaning; I had accidentally increased the gap on the left plug to the point where it was firing only intermittently.

A 15 minute session took care of the whole thing, and now The Gremlin is purring like a kitten...   and the tach readings pointed me in the right direction immediately. For that alone IMHO a tach is WORTH it.



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