Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Engine RPM's

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Engine RPM's

    Hello Brothers of the Road,
    I don't have a tachometer on my bike, but i am wondering if my idling speed is correct . Is there some other device that can tell you what speed your bike is idling at?

  • #2
    Only a tachometer will tell you that information. You can buy an EZ TACH On Amazon pretty reasonably. I use mine a lot.
    LET'S RIDE

    Comment


    • #3
      https://youtu.be/PoOlLF_bC70

      Comment


      • #4
        If it sounds like a Harley it’s too low.
        Manuals, Roadwing, other stuff
        PGR
        PGT MT

        Comment


        • #5
          I just went through the same thing and ended up getting a Hardline inductive tachometer. It was super easy to install and seems to be pretty accurate. I mainly got it as a tuning tool but decided to leave it on the bike. It's not the fanciest or best looking tach, but it does the job.

          Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20220504_162819981.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	1.42 MB
ID:	142488

          Comment


          • #6
            How did you mount it?

            Comment


            • #7
              I took a square electrical junction box cover, cut out the size I needed, then bent it. Then I notched out a spot for it to mount on the left mirror mount. By notching it, I only had to loosen the pinch bolt then slide the tach mount in place. I also had to shape the small side of the tach mount to keep it from hitting the handlebar. See pics. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20220522_165518269_HDR.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	1.27 MB
ID:	142516 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20220522_165526208_HDR.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	1.44 MB
ID:	142517

              Comment


              • #8
                Oh, OK. you have skills and talent. Damn, leaves me out.

                Comment


                • Duke
                  Duke commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Don't feel left out, remember, you can do anything with bailing wire, tape, and a little super glue.

              • #9
                You will need a tach to do it precisely but honestly the idle of the road star can be adjusted by sound once it’s completely warmed up. The bike sounds bad when it’s to low almost like it’s missing and needs a tune up

                Comment


                • #10
                  I've had the bike for 16 years now and what I always considered to be a "too fast" idle, just going by the sound, seems to be just about right. So I guess unless you work on enough bikes or are used to what a specific rpm range sounds like, having a tach is definitely handy.

                  Comment


                  • #11
                    I got this one on Amazon

                    amazon.com/dp/B0756VGDTC?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_detail s

                    it works well enough, except there's a 1-2 sec delay. Good enough to dial in the idle, but it was kind of a non-event as I knew instinctively what it should be- faster than a harley, not loping, but a bit higher. 'Angry sewing machine' is what I'm shooting for, and the tach confirmed that's the right speed.

                    Comment


                    • #12
                      Originally posted by ABCarr View Post
                      I just went through the same thing and ended up getting a Hardline inductive tachometer. It was super easy to install and seems to be pretty accurate. I mainly got it as a tuning tool but decided to leave it on the bike. It's not the fanciest or best looking tach, but it does the job.

                      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20220504_162819981.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	1.42 MB
ID:	142488
                      Is the unit weather resistant? Have you been in the rain with it? Can you read it in sunlight? Thanks
                      2012 Road Star Silverado S

                      Comment


                      • #13
                        Haven't been in the rain yet, but I've washed the bike with no issues. It's advertised as "waterproof" and the back is completely sealed with that hard plastic resin material, so it might be hold up pretty good.

                        Sunlight isn't an issue, but the way it's mounted the sun won't shine directly on it. But at night it's nearly impossible to read since it's not back-lit. That's probably my only real complaint.

                        Comment

                        Latest Posts

                        Collapse

                        Topics Statistics Last Post
                        Started by Druegeme, 4 hours ago
                        7 responses
                        34 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Druegeme  
                        Started by BloodMoney, 2 hours ago
                        2 responses
                        16 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Duke
                        by Duke
                         
                        Started by Lug Nut, 4 days ago
                        34 responses
                        332 views
                        1 like
                        Last Post Lug Nut
                        by Lug Nut
                         
                        Started by JBones, 1 day ago
                        2 responses
                        43 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post JBones
                        by JBones
                         
                        Started by Ahodge75, 2 days ago
                        20 responses
                        193 views
                        4 likes
                        Last Post SouthernCruizer  
                        Started by Mr. Miyagi, 1 day ago
                        6 responses
                        73 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Lug Nut
                        by Lug Nut
                         
                        Started by Phil L, 2 days ago
                        6 responses
                        137 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post davej
                        by davej
                         
                        Started by Sykobox, 1 day ago
                        0 responses
                        101 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Sykobox
                        by Sykobox
                         
                        Started by Lug Nut, 5 days ago
                        6 responses
                        147 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post roadiemort  
                        Started by Shores, 2 days ago
                        2 responses
                        58 views
                        3 likes
                        Last Post MidnightRide  
                        Started by Kmartcivic, 1 week ago
                        15 responses
                        194 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Kmartcivic  
                        Started by Tykes_Place, 11-17-2021, 12:09 AM
                        127 responses
                        1,611 views
                        2 likes
                        Last Post Tykes_Place  
                        Started by EVOLSMITTY, 4 days ago
                        11 responses
                        119 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post roadiemort  
                        Started by Lug Nut, 5 days ago
                        25 responses
                        124 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Lug Nut
                        by Lug Nut
                         
                        Started by scotcher65, 5 days ago
                        21 responses
                        241 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Tcontrol  
                        Started by dna9656, 3 days ago
                        5 responses
                        84 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Chooch
                        by Chooch
                         
                        Started by Bnag0, 04-13-2022, 11:05 PM
                        113 responses
                        1,418 views
                        1 like
                        Last Post Bnag0
                        by Bnag0
                         
                        Started by Lifeguard, 4 days ago
                        2 responses
                        51 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Lifeguard  
                        Started by KFallsRider, 6 days ago
                        13 responses
                        188 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post KFallsRider  
                        Started by Lug Nut, 4 days ago
                        4 responses
                        67 views
                        0 likes
                        Last Post Lug Nut
                        by Lug Nut
                         
                        Working...
                        X