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    Tach recommendations

    Gents, I need to add an aftermarket tach to my FX. Gotta get some accurate readings for tuning of course...and they are a nice addition to boot! That said...I have a tiny tach on my GPR, and its crap. Can anyone recommend a good tach for my needs? Thanks! Jack Ivey

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    Will that work with the coil packs? It looks cool! Is it waterproof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterbean_29512 View Post
    Will that work with the coil packs? It looks cool! Is it waterproof?
    Yes it works with the coils, not sure you want to get it wet but you can always run a bead of silicone on the screen, says water resistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterbean_29512 View Post
    ... Is it waterproof?
    Quote Originally Posted by 1_Fast_SHO View Post
    ... not sure you want to get it wet but you can always run a bead of silicone on the screen, says water resistant.
    That looks to be the same as the Searon Tach, which I have. Not very water resistant as moisture can enter around the cable grommet. Also possibly around the rubber button edges.

    The first Searon SRT-32R tachometer I mounted on my GP1800 worked for a while, with moisture fogging gradually appearing inside the screen cover. Eventually the Tach began to display odd readings. I removed it and have a replacement Searon on hand, not yet installed.

    The clear plastic screen cover is not compatible with polarized sunglasses. Viewed through polarized sunglasses the Searon display is blotchy and difficult to read.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...=1#post2989498

    How to wrap Searon Tach sensor cable around base of Yamaha ignition coil
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...=1#post2901251

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...=1#post3017152

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    I use the same tach on my FZS. It works well but definitely is not waterproof. I also take the battery out of mine when I’m not riding because it doesn’t have an auto on / off feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortbus_FZS View Post
    I use the same tach on my FZS. It works well but definitely is not waterproof.

    I also take the battery out of mine when Iím not riding because it doesnít have an auto on / off feature.
    Oh yes, the seal for the battery cover on the back is not very good. Water can seep past the seal.

    I suspect the battery life is quite long, may not be not worth the hassle of removing the battery in between uses. Coin batteries are not expensive. Some risk of cover/seal wear/damage and losing the battery cover, or the battery, with frequent insert/remove cycles.

    When mine had moisture inside, the battery was still doing just fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Oh yes, the seal for the battery cover on the back is not very good. Water can seep past the seal.

    I suspect the battery life is quite long, may not be not worth the hassle of removing the battery in between uses. Coin batteries are not expensive. Some risk of cover/seal wear/damage and losing the battery cover, or the battery, with frequent insert/remove cycles.

    When mine had moisture inside, the battery was still doing just fine.
    I agree, like i said run a bit of silicone on the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_Fast_SHO View Post
    I agree, like i said run a bit of silicone on the door.
    That's a good idea, I'll have to seal mine tonight when I'm working on some other items. I put a quick disconnect molex style connector on my tach wire so that I can unhook it and bring it inside when I'm not riding. It's completely unnecessary but I was bored and thought it was a good idea at the time.

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    I've had real good luck with the RL-HM026A tachometer. It's very easy to read in bright or cloudy daylight, stays dry, very accurate and the price is less than $20RL-HM026A


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