tachometer works intermintant

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by caseydeuce, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. caseydeuce

    caseydeuce Member

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    At the beginning of this season my tachometer was only working occasionally. the more i rode it the problem corrected itself. I just returned from vacation (gone for two weeks) and the problem was re-appeared. It flutters and than stops working. Where should i begin the trouble shooting stage. I have shook the tach wires with no results. Sometimes when i turn the bike off, than back on again it will start to work than drop to zero and start to fludder.
     
  2. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Had a problem like this with a tach on my softail.Removing the lower chrome cover revealed a crack in plastic housing holding everything in place.
    Id check that 1rst before removing everything else to chase bad wireing.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Odds are pretty fair that it is probably a bad ground, as most bikes had migrated to all electronic tach running off the ICM in conjunction with the TSM, but I would look into a schematic to be sure...
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You might also try getting a battery tender and hooking it up when you are not riding the bike.

    TQ
     
  5. caseydeuce

    caseydeuce Member

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    thanks for the reply's every one