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noisy tachometer

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:30 pm



It was just a squealing and making all sorts of racket on my way to my Mom's house today, as I would throttle the more noise it would make, What a pain in the butt to remove the tech. I took it off and examined it, hummmmI put some 3 in one oil in the shaft area, man they don't give much wire line to get the top bulb in, I got it all back in but guess what....Noise is gone but the techometer is working really slow now, it gets where it should be but it takes it's time getting there :lol: I probably put too much oil in that shaft area... :shock: :shock: I am hopeing the oil will find its way out and it will start working a little faster in time....No more noise though...So I have a delayed techometer ha ha, a slow poke... Lesson learned... :shock:



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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:46 am

How do you remove or separate the cover to these techometers, I wish to open it up ????? I wanted to ask someone who has done it before before i go at it...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:52 am

Unfortunately I believe you have to CUT the band off. Then I have know idea how to re-assemble it to look like it did before.

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:30 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: Well darn it...I looked at it and I can figure most stuff out but, I just couldn't figure it out..Right now I'm trying to drain the oil that I put in there, maybe just a drop next time will do it, not 10 drops :lol: I laugh at it because it's funny to see the needle rise so slowly knowing I did that...ha ha :lol: :lol: I really LOL when it slowly goes to 3k or 4k, I feel I can't beat WingAdmin. new bike now, with a turtle techometer :lol: :lol: ...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:22 pm

accually spray dry graphite is better

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:47 pm

yep, just a warning don't put too much of anything in the tech gear area , it stopped the noise but my tech is now slow motion...It's not the end of the World...I'd like it like it was though...maybe in time it will speed up ha ha....I know I'm not the only fool that's done this, am I ?

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:52 am

Maybe a shot or two of brake clean to chase the oil and dirt out. It should evaporate fast enough so as to prevent the solvent from attacking any plastic parts inside,maybe a light shot of compressed air after to speed the drying. If you do destroy your tach I have a spare one here.
+1 on the dry graphite lube
If you are going to try to open the tach up you need to pry the bottom of the chrome band up a little at a time all the way around. do it slowly around and around and you wont tear the metal band. After you get it apart and cleaned you need to re-roll this edge you pried up to seal it again. Take your time.
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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:06 am

Ok. todd thank's, I'll try that brake cleaner and I have a compressor set up..I should have asked you guy's first before I put the oil in...it's funny to look at no doubt.... :lol: :lol: I just wanted the noise to stop :shock: :shock: :o It was making me crazy... :lol:

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:03 am

I had this problem on a spedo.I used a small pair of side cutters and bent up the chrome ring on the bottom side.Like opening a coffee can.I lubed the bushings that support the needle.It was gummed up.I reassembled and bent the ring back with pliers.Not perfect but clean and usable.My spare was just as bad.

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:51 pm

Thank you, thank you guys very much I shall tackle this task now....Never be afraid is what I say...This goes to show that you guy's are far more curious than me, you just went at it and opened that sucker up, I waited to consult, I knew someone around here has done it...Again this is an awesome site...This is just an example..I will take all information in and I think the end results will be good...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:34 pm

Thanks guy's it's repaired....I took some photo's of me opening that sucker up..I will explain stuff as I go..... :lol: actually it was a fun project I used alcohol to clean everything up and I worked it down into the gear area, it's working much better, when I started, it was so slow and by the time I cleaned it up the needle was free again to dance around.....Perhaps this could help the next guy out...
I'm starting by prying the band up with a small flathead screwdriver
I'm starting by prying the band up with a small flathead screwdriver
I got it off, it took about five minutes, I pryed it up just enough to pull it off, well slightly prying with the screwdriver to get the band off...
I got it off, it took about five minutes, I pryed it up just enough to pull it off, well slightly prying with the screwdriver to get the band off...
Insides, spring and disk
Insides, spring and disk
I'm straightening the crimp up with needlenose pliers so putting it back on is a breeze and it was..
I'm straightening the crimp up with needlenose pliers so putting it back on is a breeze and it was..
I'm crimping it closed and I'm done..
I'm crimping it closed and I'm done..

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:31 pm

ooop's I forgot to tell you that the techometer is on the bike and it's just as quiet as the day it left the factory, and it's justa dancing, no more slow motion moves either........I'm a happy camper thank's to this site...Virgil and todd thanks again...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:40 pm

scotterichmond wrote:Unfortunately I believe you have to CUT the band off. Then I have know idea how to re-assemble it to look like it did before.

Well Scotterichmond, as much as I hate to say it....You do not have to cut the band...just pry it up all the way around...It's fixed and who cares who's right or wrong it's fixed and I'm very happy because it was squalken at me something crazy...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby miss-goldwing » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:01 pm

Im glad you put that on here my spedo just started to do the same thing its slow and very loud thanks for the info

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:29 pm

Miss Goldwing did you get your brake issue fixed yet??? those 83 master's are like gold...Did you see WingAdmins. new ride, oh man.... When we were kids in elementary School the kid that got new white shoes always got stepped on, Well , guess who went and got a newer white bike... :lol: :lol: I was looking at the Tulsa Windshields and they are really high dollar shields, $170 or so...for our 1100's... my goodness... :shock: :shock: I'm sending a bird over to Strongsville Ohio, the bird is instructed to poop on wingman's new bike... :lol: :lol: then I'll feel better...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby miss-goldwing » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:53 pm

I fixed the brakes today I rebuilt the old 83 mc the hardest part was getting the air out now I have three brakes it stops so much better now its like night and day ill have to take a look at the new bike I hope the birds dont make a pit stop around here

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:24 am

Glad you fixed your tach,as you can see it really wasnt that difficult to do,and thanks to your pics we all know how to do it now.
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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:15 am

Scotterichmond, thank you for the graphite spray idea, I need to get some of that stuff...

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:38 am

littlebeaver wrote:Scotterichmond, thank you for the graphite spray idea, I need to get some of that stuff...


I use that graphite lube for tons of different things. On my 1100 I make a point of spraying it into every lock once a year - keeps them working perfectly.

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:15 pm

littlebeaver wrote:
scotterichmond wrote:Unfortunately I believe you have to CUT the band off. Then I have know idea how to re-assemble it to look like it did before.

Well Scotterichmond, as much as I hate to say it....You do not have to cut the band...just pry it up all the way around...It's fixed and who cares who's right or wrong it's fixed and I'm very happy because it was squalken at me something crazy...

I can see that it can be done. I sit corrected. Well done. I learned too ! Someday I would like to repair the inner face of my gauges ( faded and cracked) I am looking for perfect though, so I need to find a way to put it back together and not tell it was apart. Glad it worked out for you.

( and thanks for the lesson)

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:50 pm

The only advise I would give someone is this, if you have a naked bike, just buy yourself another tech. if you have a faring you won't really see the crimpness, and if someone does this and goes to close it up place a firm piece of plastic or vinyl siding or something like that and place it on the bottom where you see my needlenose in the photo, because it will leave marks on the chrome front if you don't, you really have to look hard to notice it but for the perfectionist I would recommend doing that just to protect it from crimp marks...I suppose someone could take some kind of roller and roll the tiny crimp marks out making it level on the backside, I didn't take it that far... :D oh I learned my lesson too, never ever place in oil in the gear area.. :lol:

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:10 am

Tach. Tach. Tach. Tach. Ok. I got it now....I spelled it right...Not tech it's Tach.. :lol:

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby cafegoldwing_lover » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:32 pm

wow good info :) but i have a different problem 8-) my tach cable is cut ... do you guys know how to replace the whole cable? i tried to locate the cable but looks like i need to take off more thing on the bike. here's a pic lol

btw is there a part number for napa or do i have to go to honda or something? can i do a custom job with metal wires?? thx for you help guys
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Re: noisy techometer

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:41 pm

cafegoldwing_lover wrote:wow good info :) but i have a different problem 8-) my tach cable is cut ... do you guys know how to replace the whole cable? i tried to locate the cable but looks like i need to take off more thing on the bike. here's a pic lol

btw is there a part number for napa or do i have to go to honda or something? can i do a custom job with metal wires?? thx for you help guys

this should work

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GL1100-GO ... 43aaf67b88

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Re: noisy techometer

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:47 pm

Wow is the speedometer the same as the Tachometer cable, really...I did not know that...I have not had to replace it yet Cafe, but someone will come along that has, I know it screws into the engine near the oil filler cap or thereabout...Oh.. look by the fuel pump...You might want to double check the cables I think they are different, Speedometer and Tachometer, but I could be wrong... :D




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