Removing tach

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 300SRT8, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. 300SRT8

    300SRT8 Member

    NewB question, just bought a 1998 RKC that the original owner had the dealer put a tach mounted to the handlebar clamp, was wondering how to remove it, is it pluged in some where or hard wired.

  2. Teachinator

    Teachinator Member

    Undo the cap nuts that hold the unit to the handle bar mounts. Remove the backing plate to the tach, should be 2 small allens, and unplug the tach wires. Tape the connector up and tuck it out of the way using a zip tie. You can put the castle nuts back on the studs, or remove the studs from the cover and use some plastic hole plugs from Lowes or Home Depot. If you go the route of removing the mounting studs your going to have to remove the headlight to get at the trim attachment nuts to remove the handlebar mounting clamp cover. Just take your time. Remember, when frustrated, walk away and come back to it later.