portable tach use on a 1100 GoldWing

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Aaron M., Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Aaron M.

    Aaron M. Guest

    I'm trying to adjust the carbs on my 1100 GoldWing with CDI ignition,
    and the manual says to use a handheld tach to aid in adjusting the idle
    mixture. The meter I have is a tach/dewll meter with two clips, like
    battery charger clips. Where do I connect it to get a tach reading?
    Aaron M., Apr 25, 2006
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  2. On mine, I connect the tach lead to the low tension negative
    lead coming off the ignition coil. I made up a Tee type fitting
    so there's always a spot to connect the tach without having
    to pull the tank and screw with the wiring.

    Tachs generally want a switched ground to connect to.
    There should also be a built in diode on the tach lead to
    prevent the coil from grounding through the tach.

    On my wasted spark twin, I use an old Sears analyzer on
    4 cylinder narrow band setting, multiplying the RPM by two
    to get the real RPM.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Apr 25, 2006
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  3. Aaron M.

    SAMMM Guest

    there are two coils on the wing.
    connect to the primary of one of them.
    one wire is 12 feed, the other will be the one you would use.
    good luck
    SAMMM, Apr 26, 2006
  4. Aaron M.

    davidtaborda Guest

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    mas correos
    davidtaborda, Apr 26, 2006
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    So that pretty much clears it all up.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Apr 26, 2006
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