Tachometer tribulation

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby Paul_Linden » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:13 am

It came with some parts I bought years ago, I’ve never had it on a bike. I was going to....

Jake, that’s an interesting approach, but like you I think it’s too much hassle. The digital inductive meter that Paul mentions works for me, as I really just want it for running in.
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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby MikeEndicott » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:03 pm

Hi Paul, I'm new to the club but interested in fitting a tachometer on my square four. If your interested in selling these items maybe we could come to a deal.
Kind regards. Mike

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby daveleek » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:18 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52mm-Black-F ... 3315249147

I have had one of these on my Citroen Dyane for a few years , really easy to fit and wire up , and a good price too

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby Paul_Linden » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:07 pm

Hello Mike, I moved the face round on my tacho a little so it reads closer to the actual engine speed, and I’m happy with the result so I will leave it on the bike. I should have consulted here first as the suggestions were all better than what I did. :(
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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby allan.walker » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:24 am

daveleek wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52mm-Black-Face-Clear-Lens-Rev-Counter-Tachometer-Tacho-RPM-Gauge-Kit/283315249147

I have had one of these on my Citroen Dyane for a few years , really easy to fit and wire up , and a good price too


Is it waterproof?

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby daveleek » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:42 am

I think it is water resistant , because when its wet and water comes in through the Dyanes wind - screen seal and bulkhead , the clock steams up and still works for the last 4 years ,anyway I will fit one to my Sq4 and see how it goes

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby allan.walker » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:21 am

That sounds promising.
I look forward to hearing how you get on with it on your Square 4.

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby keith wainwright » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:16 pm

Hi Paul Like the bike, its got the later nacelle and front drum together with rear plunger suspension. Very nice, what does it handle like? When you stripped the engine down did you check the sludge traps in the flywheels? Regards Keith

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Re: Tachometer tribulation

Postby Paul_Linden » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:30 pm

Thanks Keith, in an ideal world I would have put in a Mark 2 engine, but I had to work with what I could get. The frame, tinware, and wheels are all 1958, while the engine is 1952. I think the Wedgewood blue colour came in either 1953 or 1954. It’s now running perfectly but I can’t take it out under the current lockdown in the UK (unnecessary journeys and all that).

Handling is better than my mark 2 with Anstey suspension, although I haven’t really pushed it hard yet.

Here is a picture of the crank, looking through the oilway, obviously the side galleries were cleaned out too.

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