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Got a Tach for my new 2011 Jackpot, thought I'd share some install pics. NOTE - Victory sent me the dual pod mount with the Tachometer in backwards. This threw me for awhile until I did the test fit then I saw it.


The left pic is how it came in the box, the right one is after I swapped it around and put the speedo grommet in place.
 

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The first thing you want to do it read the instructions, mine did not come with any. Thus the reason for this writeup. Cover the fuel tank and front fender to protect the paint. Then remove 4 square head drive screws on the btm side of the headlight and pull the top lid off. Place it aside. Look in there for a wiring connector with a black cap over it, that is your new tach connection point.


Remove 4 bolts holding on the present speedometer and single pod housing. Remove the single sqaure drive bolt holding on the chrome cover on the back of the speedo. Pull it off. Use a screwdriver and carefully pry up the female connector on the harness and separate the wiring from the speedo. Place the Speedo pod and gauge aside.
 

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Carefully work the speedo out of the single pod. That large grommet has a hold on it, just work it side to side. Then place the speedo grommet in the new dual pod. Orient the grommet correctly, there are two "slots" on each side of the pod to accept the grommet. This "clocks" the speedo in the right spot.

Also transfer the rubber insulators over to the new dual pod. Note where the washers lay within this install.

Install the gauge rear covers, start the square header screw and washer, tighten to spec.
 

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Place the new dual pod in position and start all 4 bolts. See where the washers go on ? Once all the bolts are started,tightne them up to spec. Run the wiring harnesses into the headlight pod uniformly.

Position the headline cover and start all 4 screws. Then tighten them to spec.

Start the bike and check for function. :)


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Nice "How To" Tachdriver! I plan on doing this upgrade over the winter. Looks like an easy mod. The pictures should help. Thanks!
 

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Why not have a separate section to hold this info

First of all, great post..and really helpful..

Moderators, it would be great to have section to capture this type of post....i know we have a technical section, but mods and how to do section would be of advantage to all users...

just my thoughts..

regards,

Derekcheers
 

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I just finished the install of the tachometer on my '07 Ness. Although it did come with instructions, it was nice to have your write up along side me in the garage. Thanks again Tachdriver.thumb up
 

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Got a Tach for my new 2011 Jackpot, thought I'd share some install pics. NOTE - Victory sent me the dual pod mount with the Tachometer in backwards. This threw me for awhile until I did the test fit then I saw it.


The left pic is how it came in the box, the right one is after I swapped it around and put the speedo grommet in place.
You are certainly welcome thumb up


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Hello. I own a 2008 Kingpin Tour. I bought the Tachometer and bracket that was supposed to fit and work with it. The only problem is that the plug in the head light is not there. There are plugs but none match the tach. Is there a patch cord available? Anyone run into this problem?
 

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You gotta have the correct tach for pre 2011 , cos from then up they go to can bus wiring which ain't compatible.
We tried to fit a 2010 tach to a mates 2011 Vegas and no go!
Maybe you have a can bus tach,
If so you may like to do a swap,
Catch is shipping OZ-USA and USA-OZ.
Tachs getting hard to get.
 

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You gotta have the correct tach for pre 2011 , cos from then up they go to can bus wiring which ain't compatible.
We tried to fit a 2010 tach to a mates 2011 Vegas and no go!
Maybe you have a can bus tach,
If so you may like to do a swap,
Catch is shipping OZ-USA and USA-OZ.
Tachs getting hard to get.
Yes that's what I've got and there is seems no way to make the tach I've got work. I've done all the searching I can and the answer is always "no".
The connector in the head light bucket on my 2008 Kingpin looks nothing like what is on the tach I got, so I've given up on trying to make it work.
I do have a question and I hope that someone might know the answer: Do the generation of bike that I have (2008 Kingpin) have a wire from the ignition coil or coils in the tach connector in the headlight bucket? If you know or anyone you know, knows, please get back to me.
Thanks
Barney
 

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Yes that's what I've got and there is seems no way to make the tach I've got work. I've done all the searching I can and the answer is always "no".
The connector in the head light bucket on my 2008 Kingpin looks nothing like what is on the tach I got, so I've given up on trying to make it work.
I do have a question and I hope that someone might know the answer: Do the generation of bike that I have (2008 Kingpin) have a wire from the ignition coil or coils in the tach connector in the headlight bucket? If you know or anyone you know, knows, please get back to me.
Thanks
Barney
You two should send picture of the connectors/tachs to each other so you can find out if you both would benefit from a swap.
 

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So Barney have you got a can bus tach or not?
This is the connector on the 2010 pre can bus tach I just removed from my 2010 Vegas prior to selling the bike.
Show us detailed pics of your tach and the wiring connection.
I'll have another look inside my friends headlight next time he's here and see if it's same as mine.
If it is and if it's viable then he may wish to do a swap with you.
Then you'll both have working tachs.
Scotty's is off a 2010 CrossRoads it's a bit smaller than the main speedo but I welded two different brackets together to make one that houses both and looks good.
If we can find my old Post it may even have pics of Scotty's actual connector but my guess is it'll be same as mine.
Shoot us good clear pics of your connector and accurate measurements of the tach unit itself.
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Hope we can affect a solution that gives us both a win win situation.
 

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I think my quest is posted on the other forum the VOG
Actually just looked and it's in here, may be on VOG as well.
Here's a link but not sure what the pics depict actually it's so long since I took em
Have a look anyway see if anything looks like it'll fit.
 

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So Barney have you got a can bus tach or not?
This is the connector on the 2010 pre can bus tach I just removed from my 2010 Vegas prior to selling the bike.
Show us detailed pics of your tach and the wiring connection.
I'll have another look inside my friends headlight next time he's here and see if it's same as mine.
If it is and if it's viable then he may wish to do a swap with you.
Then you'll both have working tachs.
Scotty's is off a 2010 CrossRoads it's a bit smaller than the main speedo but I welded two different brackets together to make one that houses both and looks good.
If we can find my old Post it may even have pics of Scotty's actual connector but my guess is it'll be same as mine.
Shoot us good clear pics of your connector and accurate measurements of the tach unit itself. View attachment 252858 View attachment 252859
Hope we can affect a solution that gives us both a win win situation.
Your photo says it all. That's the connector on my 2008 Kingpin. So now I now for sure that the Tach I bought is a can-bus type and will not work. I'm hoping that the my 08 kingkpin's connector will work to power a good old fashioned tach, so, if you or anyone else knows for sure please let me know. Stewart Warner makes a tach that's a perfect fit for the bracket and with a little metal fab work and some wire splicing it would be a very nice custom job.
Thanks
Barney
 

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Your photo says it all. That's the connector on my 2008 Kingpin. So now I now for sure that the Tach I bought is a can-bus type and will not work. I'm hoping that the my 08 kingkpin's connector will work to power a good old fashioned tach, so, if you or anyone else knows for sure please let me know. Stewart Warner makes a tach that's a perfect fit for the bracket and with a little metal fab work and some wire splicing it would be a very nice custom job.
Thanks
Barney
Send us pics of your connector so we both know for sure.
Is the tach you have gonna fit our 2011 Vegas?
 

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Are you referring to the first pic I posted?
Or the pics in the thread I then posted the link to?
Need you to be specific.
 
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