Yamaha Starbike Forum banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of this month's Bike of the Month Challenge!
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Ordered Cobra tach last week

I hope the tach looks as good as the pictures because I ordered one from Metric Thunder 1 week ago. As soon as it arrives and I get installed, I'll post some pictures.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
162 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I hope the tach looks as good as the pictures because I ordered one from Metric Thunder 1 week ago. As soon as it arrives and I get installed, I'll post some pictures.
It does, I had one on my C50 that I removed when I traded it in and plan to install on my 950 as soon as the mount is available without the tach, sometime in July I'm told by Cobra.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
New Cobra Tach installed

The tach arrived last Friday. Installation was very easy, once you figure out which harness is the left turn signal.

My only grip about the Cobra tach (excluding the $240 price tag) was the length of wire running to the coil. It is about 6" too short. The wire has to run from the headlight underneath the gas tank to the coil. The wire is just long enough to make it but has to be installed in the shortest route, which puts it right on top of the engine. I was able to stretch it so the wire doesn't touch the engine, but an additional 6" would have allowed me to run the wire using the same supports that all the other wires to the coil use.

The tach looks good and has a very bright backlight. So far very pleased.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
162 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
The tach arrived last Friday. Installation was very easy, once you figure out which harness is the left turn signal.

My only grip about the Cobra tach (excluding the $240 price tag) was the length of wire running to the coil. It is about 6" too short. The wire has to run from the headlight underneath the gas tank to the coil. The wire is just long enough to make it but has to be installed in the shortest route, which puts it right on top of the engine. I was able to stretch it so the wire doesn't touch the engine, but an additional 6" would have allowed me to run the wire using the same supports that all the other wires to the coil use.

The tach looks good and has a very bright backlight. So far very pleased.
You could have soldered a 6" piece of wire and shrink tube the joint to water proof it that way you could have run it the easy way. When you have some free time do that.:D;)
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top