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You are probably correct in that the tach does not use fluid.


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It is an 83 gl1100.

I have the tach apart. I see the can/pot on the needle shaft.
Now I will try to figure out how to refill it.

I have had 3 tachs on this bike so I tried to research and get one to actually work. I have replaced the cable.
I assumed that the tachs had fluid in them as they say not to store them face down.
When Honda sold them in the box. The box stated to keep this side up.
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The gauges that I've seen use fluid in a "can/pot" that is attached to the needle shaft. I not sure if you can get fluid into it thru the cable hole. Anything is worth a try.
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Not trying to get any fluid into the tach, just cleaning and lubing the mechanism where the cable connects to it.

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I have the tach apart. I see the can/pot on the needle shaft.
Now I will try to figure out how to refill it.
How about a picture of the tach with the "can" showing?

Can you move the needle with your finger?

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Here is the tube that needs filling.
I have no clue yet how to fill it. I do not want to mess with the spring htat is in there.


It is the center of the cluster. The little capsule above the dome .


click on pic and you can see it a lot better.
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I think you are mistaken. That looks like the standard mechanically driven Honda tach. The spring is set to govern the unit.

If you are getting a bounce in the needle, my bet is a dry drive.
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Thanks Dennis.


I am trying to learn what makes this thing tick.


Why did Honda put this side up on the tach when they were in boxes?
I had always thought because there was a fluid in it somewhere.
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Had one apart and it was driven by the cable and what I would call a magnatic spinner inside a cover that looked like the round thingie.

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I have taken apart many speedometers from old cars just to see what made them tick. There is a spinning magnet inside that can that is spun by the cable. The clearance is very critical so everything works correctly, probably why they are boxed 'this side up'.
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Make sure the cable is routed correctly, any too sharp bends and the tach will bounce.
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Back from the party!! Nice evening.

So, back to your tach. I tend to agreed with bike and Dennis. Looks like a standard setup.

What is the tach doing, or in this case, not doing?

Have you checked that the drive is working?

Did you replace the whole cable, or just the inner?

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