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Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by DeadEye, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler

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    Hi,

    I find it annoying not having a tach on the non special editions.

    Can someone provide some RPM numbers for a 2017 Stone at 100km/h ( 62 mph)
    The bike seems to be happier at 110km/h ( 68 mph) in 6th gear - running smoother / fewer vibrations...

    I’m trying to work out what gear / speed feels better ( on the boil - as they would say) for each gear.
    I still have the factory shift light enabled it seems to be 60km / 80km / 100km for 2nd/ 3rd / 4th
    I haven’t *found* the shift light for 5th it was above 120 Km/h - I already shifted to 6th.

    Would anyone know if the harness is the same for all the bikes or are the Stone’s missing the Tach connection...
    I asked a dealer / service tech they they didn’t know.

    Thanks,
    Don
     
  2. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    All of these questions are well answered on this Forum. I really encourage everyone to spend just a little time searching instead of making us all work hard to hand them over to everyone. In short, the harnesses are different between the two models... The adding a Tach thread lives on the main page in this section as a "pinned" topic HERE. Read/skim them all from the top.
     
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  3. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler

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    Thanks for the pointer to the link - I was looking to RPM references at speed.
    Not really thinking of adding a tach but wondering if the wiring harness was the same.
    I could of hunted around more for the second part of my question.
     
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    aproud1 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I would be annoyed without a tach as well but, I just shift wherever feels right regardless of RPM's. I'm still used to using the tach like I did on my old bike to tell me what gear I'm in (old bike didn't have a gear indicator). I have found that as I get more used to my bike I use the tach less and less.

    The stock setting of the shift indicator is helpful for break in. That's it. Otherwise I found it annoying. If you are past break in I would move it up and just shift wherever work for you and your riding style. Adding a tach seems like a lot of money for a little gain (though I'm saying that as someone that has one). I would post my tach readings:gear indicated but after all the mods It really feels like my gears are taller.
     
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    MotoG5 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    As a rule of thumb on my tachless V9 I just check the mirrors. If it's lugging they are blurred and when not they are pretty clear. Using the mirror check and feel I have found the best speeds to run in for the gear I am in.
     
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    The Honda has no Tach or gear indicator although it does have little red marks on the speedo, but I think those are Max in gear limits ?
    Yes, I agree the RPM’s don’t really matter, but having had tach’s on the previous bikes and cars I’m used to looking for it.
    $700 for a gauge is a bit more that I have in the budget, heck for that money you could buy the Big Bore kit :clap:

    Well, if you ever get tired of looking at your Tach, I’ll give you 200$ Cdn and a gallon of Maple syrup :D for it.
     
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    DeadEye High Miler

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    That is somewhat part of my gauge of *engine happiness* now, when the vibrations smooth out it’s in the sweet spot. But where is that spot...

    Did it really save them that much to only include it with Specials ?
     
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    aproud1 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Not sure what those would indicate? But agree, too much money for it.

    $200 Canadian? Isn't that about $49.65 USD? :p It always seems different every time we head to Canada. Now the Maple Syrup, my daughter would love that deal. She's a maple syrup junkie.
     
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    aproud1 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    On the Milano as well.

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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    My V7III Racer is happiest when it's spinning over about 4000 rpm or so, runs sweetest between 4500-6000 rpm. As a result, I rarely shift into 6th gear before about 70 mph unless I'm just droning down the highway on level ground.
     
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    avlis Tuned and Synch'ed

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    You can add a cheap digital tach and hide it somewhere for about $25.
     
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    Thanks
     

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