Thanks for confirming.The aftermarket instrument tach input will surely be designed to be connected to the signal side of an ignition coil. Pick either coil, it won't matter. The low voltage wiring to each coil will have 2 wires to it. One of them will be switched ignition (this wire will be the same colour to both coils - probably red), the other one will be the signal which that aftermarket meter will be expecting to be connected to.
The OEM tach uses a low voltage communication wire that is separate from the once-per-revolution ignition coil signals.
While you are in there anyway, I would consider popping the plates out, oiling them and putting them back in. As bikes get old, sometimes things stick together. Where you should have 12 interfaces to provide friction, sometimes only a few are actually working. Just a thought based on some old bikes I have pulled apart before. I don't know if I would bother opening it up to do this, but if you are going in anyway it's just a half dozen more bolts (and then you can thoroughly inspect the plates and basket so you can guess how much life you have and/or file out knicks in the basket).The arm is on a rod that seems to act on the pushrod at the center of the clutch hub? I guess I'll bite the bullet and pull that cover. Need to change the oil anyway.
Yes, just remove the pressure plate and springs. Then the plates just pull out.Yeah, I've noticed that when I ride it cold, the plates are pretty sticky. I can un-stick them by hitting the rear brake (with the clutch pulled in) while the bike is on the center stand.
Can I remove the plates without any special tools?
The compressor will cost at least twice as much as your noble steed.I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. This time the tire change itself went fine, but I couldn't seat the bead. Gonna need a bigger compressor.
Gas station compressors don't have much of a tank, you need a tank to pop this on. Plus, that's a lot of work. Buy a can of ether and a lighter? I've never tried it with a bike tire, but there is no reason it shouldn't work.Ima need to grab a car2go, run to Mississauga, remove the wheel, drive about a kilometer to a Petro-Can station, lube the tire and hope the bead pops in, drive the wheel back to the self-storage lot, then run back home to stop the clock on the car2go.
Meanwhile I was a Princess Auto this morning and I saw that they had a couple of tail lights (meant for trailers) that wouldn't look out of place on the bike. $12 tail light anyone? http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/4-1-2-in-stop-turn-tail-license-light/A-p4200185e