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.
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.