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Old 16th July 2012
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I really dig my Dakota Speedo too I got mine off ebay new at an auction still saved me some cash but still wasn't cheap
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I really dig my Dakota Speedo too I got mine off ebay new at an auction still saved me some cash but still wasn't cheap
Following these forums for a few years now I am truly surprised by how many people are swapping for dacota digital. I understand that taste is personal thing, but c'mon, this gauge looks like it came from the 80's. Its only advantage is that it plugs right into OEM housing, those guys at dacota did not even try making interface looking up to 21st century. For my taste a simple dial type tachometer looks classier than this monochrome piece of fossil.
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hi guys,

thanks for the welcome and the responses (love the bacon quote 1iron1). AustinXL your dual kit looks awesome. would you mind having a look at these instructions i founds and let me know if they're the same as what you followed. the link is here:-

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...ts/-J02933.pdf

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Looks like you're going with the dial type that looks like stock speedo.

Good choice.....and sharp lookin'.

I put a Micro Tach on last night. Love it.

I'm sure you'll love yours as well. You will quickly appreciate riding your iron with a tach. Rev her hard, click, watch the dial dance.

Good luck with the install. Should be straight-forward. The problem with electrical stuff is hiding and making wires neat.
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jcp888, yes those instructions are from the same kit I used, the installation is very straightforward, just take your time - a lot of people seem to have had issues routing the wiring but I didn't. Also I would recommend assembling the 2 gauges and dummy lights in the bezel while you are sitting at your kitchen table under good light.

Keep in mind the clamp you mentioned is a matte black with silver fin highlights from the factory, I have mine powdercoated textured black so it matches the bezel and lower clamp. Looks better that way and only cost like 15 or 20 bucks.

Good luck with your install, you shouldn't have any problems.
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thanks again austin xl, i'll post some pics when it's done!
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I used the two parts you're talking about, the tach and the clamp, heres a pic from behind to show what it looks like, sorry I dont have a closer pic. The install is fairly easy and it looks good I think.

Austin, I love the air filter setup. Does it make more HP now compared to the SE stuff?

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Beast, you could say it actually makes a WHOLE LOT MORE hp than anything else thats been on the bike....
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Yep, once you go turbo, everything else combined is just messing with the first 3%.

Regarding the OP, I run a TinyTach and a Power Vision.

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Gents would this analog HD tach work with a 13 883N? The HD catalog says no... I am thinking they are wrong etc... or trying to promote a newer part as opposed to this one.
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