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keep the tach. it provides a lot of good information about how the engines performing. and for the street, at least with a tach, you can calculate an approximate speed in a given high gear.
 

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Even if you don't mount it up on the top of the clamp (or anywhere else you can see) you should have an odometer somewhere on the bike.

I know with cb750s, certain things start to go at certain mileages so I know to watch out for them.

+1 on keeping the tach, but mostly because my ear thinks the bike is screaming readline when the reality is I am probably only at 5K rpm. One of the neater tricks I have seen is that guys running only tachs on the street will make a mark on the tach at what rpms 55mph is in top gear, that way they know where to be to drop to the legal limit should they run into a speed trap.
 

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Classic cafe set up is a bicycle speedometer and a tach. The bike speedo can be put someone where its not to noticable, so really the only thing you see is a tach, I have been doing this for years with Chops as well cafe/rat rods.
 

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well the tach was broken when i got the bike. just the other day the speedo cable which also controls the odometer snapped, so rather than just run w/ two broken clocks i took them both right off. i will likely get some electric guages. i found a mechanical to electrical speedometer adapter. but right now i kind of like not having them.
 

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quote:Originally posted by coreyjdl

well the tach was broken when i got the bike. just the other day the speedo cable which also controls the odometer snapped, so rather than just run w/ two broken clocks i took them both right off. i will likely get some electric guages. i found a mechanical to electrical speedometer adapter. but right now i kind of like not having them.
be aware, what ever state you are in may require them in order for your bike to be inspected.
 

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yeah I like them bare naked but after putting 300 miles on the Seca

it's amazing to have not one but two rear view mirrors that are actually useful
 

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That may be a neat little alternative. My buddy did this to his race bike so he can dominate some peeps.

He found it at cyclexchange.net
 

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Lol, no, his race bike is some crazy H-D nitro motor that here in the south all he needed for legality was a spedo, so he put then on...cause he got mad at the "busa kids" thinking they're all 'that'
 

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old thread digger upper....
has anyone experience with this?


looking to mount a digital speedometer on a CB450 where the stock handlebar mounts are. this looks pretty good size wise.
opinions?

i found this one too, but is about twice the price. benefits: backlit blue, 12v hardwired. hookup to coil for tachometer.(not that i'm really concerned with that feature as i'm running an analog tach)
 

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those look good and when i build another street legal trail bike I am gonna go that route. I think some of those are pretty much bulletproof
 
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