Digital Tachometer for Harley Davidson Sportster (Part 5 - Tachometer Benchmarking)29 Jul 2016 - 0 Comments
Easiest way to start a project is always doing a benchmarking or market analysis. Doing this, we will be able to know what do we want, how do we want it and if we can reduce the complexity of the project by using already existing components.
Harley Davidson - Analog tachometer Kit 67182-07 (Price April'16: HD USA 337 USD / HD UE 524 €):
This is the solution that HD gives to all of you wanting to incorporate a second gauge with an analog tachometer into your Sportster. According the installation manual, this kit has, as interesting part for our project, a double gauge bracket (ref#: 67338-97) and a specific harness (ref#: 68811-07).
Harley Davidson - Digital speedometer/ Analog tachometer 4" Kit 70900274 (Price April'16: HD USA 315 USD / HD UE 405 €):
Another solution offered by HD if you prefer having only 1 gauge on the bike to show all the information. According the installation manual, this kit only includes this 2 in 1 gauge, so there is no other part that we can use. Nevertheless, we have a datasheet with some additional information that can come in handy. Three things:
- You need to copy the information from the original speedometer/odometer to the new gauge.
- Since 2008, Sportster ECM can inform about the current gear.
- The gauge will also inform about the fuel level if you purchase separately the Fuel Sensor Kit (Ref# 61200008).
Harley Davidson - Speedo and Tachometer from a Sportster XR1200R (Price April'16: 518.00 USD / HD UE - € ):
First option that is different from the ones that HD proposes. As expected, it is not sold as a kit and you have to buy the parts separately or try to find a good deal on the internet in the second hand market. Parts:
67576-08 TACHOMETER W/ODOMETE - 169.00 USD
67157-08 BRACKET, INSTR - 38.00 USD
67170-08 BACK COVER, INSTR 0604 - 25.00 USD
67091-08 INSTR HARNESS 0604 - 64.00 USD
67121-95A GASKET tachometer -7.10 USD
67174-08 GASKET speedometer - 11.00 USD