SLUGGISH TACH ON 86 INTERSTATE


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black1200
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SLUGGISH TACH ON 86 INTERSTATE

Postby black1200 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:42 pm



I have an 86 interstate with tach problems that started about 2 years ago. When cold out, early spring I noticed that the tach would not wind up right away corresponding to the RPM of the bike. Now it is really sluggish. I believe it is being caused by a sticky needle in the gauge itself. Does anyone have experience with this and how do you go about getting to the gauge itself. I have seen some reports of lubing the needle itself, I also have read that it could be loose or corroded electrical connections from the right coil, where the impulse to the tach is originated from. Thank you.



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Re: SLUGGISH TACH ON 86 INTERSTATE

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:25 pm

My spedo was like that.After very careful disassemble,I was able to put a few drops of oil on the bushings.Fixed it.Be gentle around the needle.


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