How to make a 2017 and up tachometer functional.

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Re: How to make a 2017 tachometer functional.

Post by Pseudoname » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:24 pm

Kirkus wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Ok my answer works so far. Mychron rpm sensor for cart.

https://www.bmikarts.com/Mychron-RPM-Se ... p_950.html

Came with no instructions so I just clipped it on the plug wire and laid the wire along the length of the plug wire, put the other end to the grey loose wire in the headlight bucket that goes to the speedometer and so far it works fine.
Appreciate the heads up. I am trying out a new mechanic, want to see if he comes to a similar solution. Might be a week or three before I get to this, but I will report back with the fix I end up using.

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Re: How to make a 2017 tachometer functional.

Post by Kirkus » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:25 pm

Wanderrad wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:30 pm


Have you tried routing the spark plug wire through the loop? Asking for someone that just received one in the mail... :wink:
Good idea, may try that next
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Re: How to make a 2017 tachometer functional.

Post by Wanderrad » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:32 pm

Kirkus wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Wanderrad wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:30 pm


Have you tried routing the spark plug wire through the loop? Asking for someone that just received one in the mail... :wink:
Good idea, may try that next
Ok, I did the install as you described except I routed the loop around the spark plug wire. Works great. My fluctuations are at the tens position even at speed. Great mod. Thanks for sharing!

Edit: I meant to say that fluctuations are at the tens position.
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Re: How to make a 2017 tachometer functional.

Post by pbrowne » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 am

I took off the two bolts at the front of the fuel tank and raised the front of the tank about an inch allowing me to unbolt the coil from its bracket. I disconnected the plug with the grey wire from the coil, used a PosiTap to connect a wire that I ran to the grey wire behind the headlight.
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Re: How to make a 2017 and up tachometer functional.

Post by Kirkus » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:41 pm

You can do that on a Gear-up, but not on a Retro.
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Re: How to make a 2017 tachometer functional.

Post by rehab circus » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 pm

Burt1713 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:19 pm

From what I can interpret from the schematic, if you splice the grey primary wire from either coil to the grey wire, from the speedometer, shown in the picture below your tachometer should work. You will have to adjust the settings as described in the original post so the tachometer doesn’t read half speed.



This is a proceed at your own risk modification.
On my 19 cT the coil wire was dark gray with a red stripe. I followed Burt1713's instructions and the tachometer works great. Thanks for the write up!
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