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Old 08-17-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Finally found a tachometer that's inductive

I'm going to install this on my DR650 I've been looking for an inductive analog tach and think this one fits the bill, psyched!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equus-2-1-...ingMethod=p13n
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:17 AM   #2
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tiny tach

This might be in Australia. But I have one on my DR650.
http://www.fdrive.com.au/products/05/tiny.php
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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This might be in Australia. But I have one on my DR650.
http://www.fdrive.com.au/products/05/tiny.php
I only want an analog tach, over 40 years of riding 17 different bikes ALL with analog tachs! On hard acceleration you don't know how fast you're going until your speed levels out. I remember when digital speedometers were the hot thing for cars in the late eighties early 90's. Didn't last long and now most cars are either back to analog or digital with analog display.

I don't care for the vapors either.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:37 AM   #4
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:05 PM   #5
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Let us know how it works.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:31 PM   #6
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Let us know how it works.
I'm curious too. Analog tachs are the only way to go for a quick glance of what rev range your in...not possible with digital and why everyone has a analog tach even if they use a digital speedo.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #7
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I'd like a small analog tach too, but found this from an Amazon review:

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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By S. Eckert on November 7, 2011
This is the 6086, and it says it works with distributorless ignitions. Maybe. Not for me.

The 6068 (larger diameter) is the one that really WILL work with any engine. It has an inductive pickup that goes around the spark plug wire. That's the one that actually worked in my 2006 Dodge Caravan. It's bigger and more expensive, but no one makes a 2" tach with an inductive pickup anymore (at least none I could find).

Equus' website for the 6086 SAYS it has an inductive pickup, but IT DOES NOT. It has a wire to connect to your vehicle's tach output port, which many vehicles don't have. In Dodge Caravans, for example, the 6086 WILL NOT WORK.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM   #8
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I'd like a small analog tach too, but found this from an Amazon review:

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
don't be fooled
By S. Eckert on November 7, 2011
This is the 6086, and it says it works with distributorless ignitions. Maybe. Not for me.

The 6068 (larger diameter) is the one that really WILL work with any engine. It has an inductive pickup that goes around the spark plug wire. That's the one that actually worked in my 2006 Dodge Caravan. It's bigger and more expensive, but no one makes a 2" tach with an inductive pickup anymore (at least none I could find).

Equus' website for the 6086 SAYS it has an inductive pickup, but IT DOES NOT. It has a wire to connect to your vehicle's tach output port, which many vehicles don't have. In Dodge Caravans, for example, the 6086 WILL NOT WORK.
I'd like to hear how it goes! Looks like it fits on the DR, too!
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:01 PM   #9
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I like that tach. Problem with the really low buck digitals I investigated for a friend was the refresh rate. It was slow. They weren't automotive either.

The true beauty of a good analog is the ability to see the sweep. You just don't get that with a digital or even the LCD bar type. I have the LCD set up on my KLX250 and would trade it for an analog type I have on the KL650. Much easier to perceive what is going on.

Hope it works well and will be looking for the results.
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