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Hi everyone just wondering if anyone has installed a tachometer or the RPM gauge aftermarket add-on to a motorcycle I have the 04 Honda VTX 1300 c and it does not have a RPM gauge I want to put one on also to help an adjusting the carburetor and such and to see my shift points I do not have one yet but I did find one online so before I bought it wanted to see how hard it was to install as far as the wiring goes I am not an electrical person so I do not know much about wiring
 

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Silver F, what do you mean by a "VTX1300 ONLY meter"? Do you mean an rpm/tach designed to work ONLY with a VTX1300 or something else? If the former, do you have a product name or a link to such a device? Thanks.
 

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first .. a tach/rpm gauge is not sensitive for carburetor adjustments..

for general use.. a VTX1300 ONLY meter...

my opinion.
That's what I need it for normal use and when adjusting on bike sometimes they say go by the RPM which I don't have
 

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for carb tuning.. you need a zero to 1,000 rpm's to be useful.. full scale. large size meter.

not zero to 6,000 rpms..

can you read 20 rpm difference from an common tach ??? NO.
but for road use... or close to factory rpm idle setting, yes..

I owned a turn-up tach..
ranges
zero to 1,000
zero to 6,000
zero to 12,000
and never meant to be mounted on a bike... but made for a bike.
 

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for carb tuning.. you need a zero to 1,000 rpm's to be useful.. full scale. large size meter.

not zero to 6,000 rpms..

can you read 20 rpm difference from an common tach ??? NO.
but for road use... or close to factory rpm idle setting, yes..

I owned a turn-up tach..
ranges
zero to 1,000
zero to 6,000
zero to 12,000
and never meant to be mounted on a bike... but made for a bike.
Ok thanks
 
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