Sporty Tach to a Softail?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by nogoslim, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. nogoslim

    nogoslim Active Member

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    I've got a guy thats trying to sell me a used tach. It came off a sporty that he use to own. He says it'll work on my 07' FLSTC, but I want to know for sure before I throw good money away. I've never installed a tach. on any of my scooters. If they didn't come with one, I figured it didn't need one. I still feel the same way, but he says he's going to make me a super deal, one I can't refuse. Maybe he's going to sell it to me for a buck. If this is a stupid question, go ahead and make your wise cracks, I need the entertainment... Thanks for any pointers you can share.
     
  2. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    Oh man, you took all the fun outta maken fun of ya. Shucks. BTW it doesnt seem like a stupid question. I'm sure someone will help out. Wish I knew.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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  4. nogoslim

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    Thanks 74 Fan. I should have mentioned that the tach is a 2 1/2 in. mini. Are the sporty & softail riser clamps the same bolt pattern and size? Will the sporty tach. wire up to a softail without any troubles? I'm thinking it should work, but I thought I'd ask to see if anyone had more smarts on this subject then me... I've never wrenched on a sporty before. Thanks.........
     
  5. silentflyer

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    As long as the year of the bikes is close electricaly it should work, 12+,gound,the trigger pulse/and internal light are all about the same on any tach. Would not want to try say a 73 tach on a 07 bike.