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Need some help from other Dyna riders. Most of you have already figured out that I'm new here and also to Harleys. Every bike I've ever owned had a Tach. I've just discovered that the 2003 Dyna Wide Glide I ordered doesn't have a Tach -- it's one of those extras. I'd like to know from others if they purchased this add on or if they ride without it.
 

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I had three wide glides.I have put a tach on every one of them including my 2001 fatboy.Its always nice to see what your motor is doing.Especially if youre riding with several bikes with loud exhausts viewing the tach gives you a good idea when to shift.:)
 

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I wasn't even thinking about riding with other bikes with loud pipes. I was just thinking about listening to exhaust sound and feeling engine rpms. Thanks jerry 121. I'll have to add this to my list also. These parts are starting to add up. HA!
I went through the catalog today and found out the Tach and mount are not sold as a unit. One more to add to the list.
 

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I'm with you guys on having a tach. It's not really something that you have to have but I've always had one and I like having one. My FXDS came with one but if it didn't i think i would have added a mini tach. It does help in trouble shooting problems, break in, idle, and tuning. I just think it is something that you get used to and feel more comfortable having.

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"FifthGear",
You made another excellent point on why I'm for sure getting a Tach put on and that's "trouble shooting problems". I don't think I'd feel right without having the Tach.
 

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I missed having a tach when I first starting riding HDs. Don't miss it at all now. Even when amongst loud bikes I can roughly tell what RPM I'm at by the vibration and the throttle position. I like the clean, uncluttered look of the triple clamp area without the tach.
 

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I put one on my '99 Super Glide, even put chrome mounts. Well worth the money.
I now have an '02 Road King without one and I miss it. I'll soon be adding one to the King.
 

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nrevezzo,
If you for example were getting a 03 model, how would you mount the tach? The tach mount becomes the handle bar clamp right? The 03 models have the 100th Anniversary "name-plate" which is the handle bar clamp. If I install the Tach mount the name-plate has to go. I want to keep the name-plate and still have a Tach, but don't know how. What would you do -- any ideas?
 

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There are a few different ways to mount tachs...look up in JP to see.
There is also a clamp that bolts to the risers, or an offset single clamp on the handlebars.
 

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BRHarley,
I sure wish I could have received your reply earlier -- Thanks! Your timing matched the parts guy over at the dealership exactly. This is a perfect solution for me. Sure appreciate your input and your time.

Chops,
I didn't want to end this note without thanking you. I knew about this option -- just wasn't what I wanted, but I do appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
 
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