These bikes are 13 to 19 years old now, so many of the manufacturers either no longer make stuff for them or have gone out of business. Tachs are available from outlets like Summit Racing, but then you have to fabb your own mounting brackets if lucky. FWIW, I have a Rivco tach setup that is no longer made, that uses a VDO tach insert. The VDO is similar to stuff Summit sells. I can tell you I bought it used, and it turned out to be for a 1300. So I had to track down a little black box adapter to make it work for my 1800. But since hooking it up, it has been absolutely rock steady with no needle dance or anything negative. I LOVE it! -PS I think Baron's may be one of the few left available.
I did install a tach on my 03 1800 c a few years ago and there is a discussion on here somewhere , but I will look up my notes tonight and post the info tomorrow for you.
Is that a 'Clocks For Bikes' unit on the right? They too are out of business.I did install a tach on my 03 1800 c a few years ago and there is a discussion on here somewhere , but I will look up my notes tonight and post the info tomorrow for you.
I used the cam position sensor for a signal and I used a full size tach, its a marine version which is important so the face is 100% waterproof.
I do have info at home on the smaller diameter one as well which I installed on my 1949 ford 8n tractor this winter.
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I have the Rivco / VDO tach mount made years ago. I wanted a center-mounted fixture for my satellite XM radio dock, so after half a dozen attempts to get it where I wanted, I ended up with a metal squarish piece that fits around the Rivco and does what I want, and has a little extra space above the dock. One of those cheap rectangular digital auto clocks fits right in there, and I also have one of those cheap little compass/ thermometers too.No it's not, it was a cheap Azz piece of junk off Amazon and it died within one year
It's no longer on the bike I sure miss not having a time piece on there.....
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Hans thank you, I did talk with Sierra last week and they gave me a website to go to so I could read/study the installation instructions and I did that, now the smart thing would have been to save that to my favorites (key phrase "would have been"). The poles are the number of magnets on the...www.vtxoa.com
The one pic'd. only goes to 4K ? Hope yours goes higher than that.Okay so here we go, Hans found the thread and the barron tach never got it to work properly on my 1800c, it was not accurate and way bad twitchy.
So I went to the marine side of things and was able to do a very simple hookup to the cam position sensor at the plug underneath the seat, I carefully separated the plug and removed the cam position sensor terminal then soldered a dinky gauge wire to the factory crimp and was able to reinsert it into the plug.
But you must use a tiny wire to do this, the tach is a vee three tach made by them (heavy-duty series) and sold by west marine under their brand "Sierra " . You can contact veethree tech support for more information as they are very helpful! Now I'll see if I can get some links in.....
Word of caution- the gauge face is waterproof the back is not and must be in a gauge cup mount, I've had mine out in some horrendous downpours with no problems. I did tape up the slot some on the bottom of the cup but left a small opening for the gauge to breathe, the tach is very adjustable and right on the nut .
Veethree Group - Manufacturer of CAN Displays, Gauges, Sensors & Clusters
Amazon.com: Veethree Tachometer 52mm Electronic 0 – 8000 RPM (Chrome/White): Automotive
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Yup sure does, that one in the picture is on my tractor , I used that picture just to show that Veethree makes various sizes and rpm ranges .The one pic'd. only goes to 4K ? Hope yours goes higher than that.