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Well one of the wife's pieces she wanted was a tach. I think it will help her wind out the gears more and know what's going on. Help her develop a better ear for what her motor is doing. She says, it will help her because if she's on my right she can't hear anything but my bike, and we know this coming season it will be worse.

Well it all comes in a nice kit. It includes the new wiring, tach, and new mounting bracket.


We already got the Sporty on the lift and ready to go. Hell its been there all week sence the chop is gone.


But I don't dare do a add on without Uma around. Its her bike and she wants to do it. ( I love that ) So I got her a carhart and a pair of my insulated bibs. Its about 10degrees outside today!! :down:


She's even Rockin the HD shirt


So we get to it..



Pull the maxi fuse



Then she pulled the windshield, loosened the handlebar clamps which hold the speedo mount. The front tank bolt was next to swivel the tank out of the way a bit to get at the wiring. And dropped the headlight to aid that as well.



Once we traced the wires and removed everything we moved over to one of my tables.
Now we have to pull apart the stock speedo mount setup.


She pulls the wiring


Then pops out the rear gasket to release the gauge and get the old mount out of the way


With using the original warning light screen but new lights, she installs that onto the bracket.
Now she installs the tach and wires it with the new harness.


Get the speedo in and wires it.


Now she has a new assembled unit ready to go on the bike


Run the wires down, reconnect to the main harness, zip ties, drop the tank, bolt up the headlight, bolt up the new speedo/tach. Then adjust the bars to where she likes them and tighten everything back up.





Test run


Put the windshield back on.


And you can see from the tach again... everything works.


She likes it and was happy and sad. Happy to have it, happy to be working on her bike, but sad she couldn't go riding.

Tis the season to living in Michigan! :bang:

Got to love having a wife that not only rides, but wants to work on her bike herself. I know I love it! She's a keeper I think.




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Topped it all off with a new oil temp dipstick for her. That will help if we ever get caught in a traffic jam. A slightly different take to my oil press gauge on the dog.

The stocky


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The new one. I like the gauge and so did she. Gives it some more function and cooler look.






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nice! you're a lucky lucky bastard GM!
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Sweet tell Uma good Job
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Looking good!! Luky Fluker! Dam right shes a keeper, my so killed my battery trying to sneak in a ride and wouldnt jump it! So she'll never ride!!

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How in the hell did she kill the battery?

Yeah I know I'm lucky!




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How in the hell did she kill the battery?

Yeah I know I'm lucky!
She kept trying to start it w/o the choke, then I call and hear whats going on in the background so I explained it to her and she got it started, but then she cut it off because she couldnt hear me with the loud pipe!! (walk away??) So its ben dead like 2 weeks so I'll be buying a new one!!

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are you doing, letting her do that....




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are you doing, letting her do that....
i dont think he exactly let her lol
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i dont think he exactly let her lol
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are you doing, letting her do that....
Well, we've argueed about it and I let her know that that shows shes a spoiled brat and has no sense of responsibility or respect for my chit! so we kind of split because of it!

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this is completely off topic but i really love the intake snorkle thingers on the F4 looks badass, very jetfightery
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thats sweet gman, u lucky basterd-you should get her some pipes so she can pull up on your left side and throw some revs at you for a change lol


oh and dude-i went to breakfast this mornin, and a bigdog was parked on the curb, same model as yours, same wheels, same paint scheme, etc. looked sweet -kinda generic cuz i saw another one later, jus dif colors-but yours is gonna blow every big dog outta the water when you're done, you gona hit any shows? whens your ladys bike gonna get the custom touch?

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I am lucky, this I know. But CHIT... she has had screamin eagle pipes on hers from day one. She checked out the stockies vs the screamies and said no way hers was going to have stocks. She didn't like the looks or the lack of sound. I had it delievered with the screamies on it and the stocks in a box. Her's is nice... not super loud. But mine is.. but mine is a chopper. It is suppose to be loud!

Yeah they have alot of dogs out now. Many different models too. I have never saw one just like mine even stock. I have saw the same flames on a different color, saw the same color obvoiusly..but there won't be another like it here soon. I have another update coming soon. Been working on customizing my forward controls. They are almost done!!

Its funny you ask about what's next with hers... she just asked me the same thing. But she has everything she wants right now. She just likes wrenchin on her bike and spending time with it. Yep... SHE'S HOOKED!




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I am lucky, this I know. But CHIT... she has had screamin eagle pipes on hers from day one. She checked out the stockies vs the screamies and said no way hers was going to have stocks. She didn't like the looks or the lack of sound. I had it delievered with the screamies on it and the stocks in a box. Her's is nice... not super loud. But mine is.. but mine is a chopper. It is suppose to be loud!

Yeah they have alot of dogs out now. Many different models too. I have never saw one just like mine even stock. I have saw the same flames on a different color, saw the same color obvoiusly..but there won't be another like it here soon. I have another update coming soon. Been working on customizing my forward controls. They are almost done!!

Its funny you ask about what's next with hers... she just asked me the same thing. But she has everything she wants right now. She just likes wrenchin on her bike and spending time with it. Yep... SHE'S HOOKED!
That's awesome! most girls I've met are scared to even get ON the bike... let alone ride it... and wrenching? fat chance
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Two things i didn't know...

1. that the sporty didn't come with a tach.

2. that your garage isn't heated?

(or why did ya need the coveralls)

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Two things i didn't know...

1. that the sporty didn't come with a tach.

2. that your garage isn't heated?


(or why did ya need the coveralls)
yeah I'd have thought he'd have at least a space heater
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Two things i didn't know...

1. that the sporty didn't come with a tach.

2. that your garage isn't heated?

(or why did ya need the coveralls)

cause gman had the assless chaps on....



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I am lucky, this I know. But CHIT... she has had screamin eagle pipes on hers from day one. She checked out the stockies vs the screamies and said no way hers was going to have stocks. She didn't like the looks or the lack of sound. I had it delievered with the screamies on it and the stocks in a box. Her's is nice... not super loud. But mine is.. but mine is a chopper. It is suppose to be loud!

Yeah they have alot of dogs out now. Many different models too. I have never saw one just like mine even stock. I have saw the same flames on a different color, saw the same color obvoiusly..but there won't be another like it here soon. I have another update coming soon. Been working on customizing my forward controls. They are almost done!!

Its funny you ask about what's next with hers... she just asked me the same thing. But she has everything she wants right now. She just likes wrenchin on her bike and spending time with it. Yep... SHE'S HOOKED!

yea, when i saw that bike, i was like wtf is gman doing way out here? lol

how bout a laydown license plate holder and some color matched side covers for the sporty? maybe a set of smoked lenses (signal/tail) to go with the silver paint job? just throwing stuff out there for ya...well her

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