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Uum... Those who have, have used a digital plug and play kinda tach. Not too sure you'll be able to hook that think up to show you the rpm's...
 

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Says it should work witrh any 2 cylinder 4 stroke
Well I ain't no bike expert as of yet, but I have a slight suspicion that it might work on older model bikes with such an engine.
Bikes today have alot of tech to them, that's why everyone has used a digital that you just plug into the bikes diagnostic plug. You can pull out just about any info you want from the bike from that plug, but you need a unit to be able to read the info it's getting, and the tack you're trying to hook up ain't gonna work. Unless it's a piece that can do this thou.
Aside from the diagnostic plug, I would advice you not to try and plug it onto other wires to try and get a rpm reading out of it. You can wave buy to the warranty on the bike then.
 

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Mandrew,

Go to other motorcycle forums and check how they hook up an analog tach.

One wire usually goes to the horn power wire to pick up electric for the tach anther wire is ground and the thirt wire will hook into the ignition.

Start your search here: How to Install a Tachometer: 8 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

I have had tachometers on every bike I have ever owned and I always found the instructions on the forum for that particular motorcycle.

After you install your tach post how to do it so I will then be able to install a tachometer.

Kenny G
 

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Mandrew,

Go to other motorcycle forums and check how they hook up an analog tach.

One wire usually goes to the horn power wire to pick up electric for the tach anther wire is ground and the thirt wire will hook into the ignition.

Start your search here: How to Install a Tachometer: 8 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

I have had tachometers on every bike I have ever owned and I always found the instructions on the forum for that particular motorcycle.

After you install your tach post how to do it so I will then be able to install a tachometer.

Kenny G
I'm having difficulty finding much information specific to wiring and where to find what I need to tap into. I've searched that wikiHow and it wasn't very helpful. I can't find much information around the Rebel 500 beyond reviews, much less the wiring diagram I need. I'm trying to look at the CBR500_ and see if there's anyone who has added one. Still not much luck. I may just go the plug and play route with the digital but I love the look of the analog sooo much!

Thank you for the insight :)

EDIT: I did find this which is cool but I really like the analog. I guess beggars can't be choosers.
http://www.hondarebel3forum.com/for...-add-tach-much-more-your-rebel-300-500-a.html
 

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Do you know what the rev limit is on the 500? 8k seems pretty low to me for the max reading. I would guess the 500 might be a little lower than the 300 but the 300 is around 10,500k.
 

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Installing a tach cable on my old KZ750 was very easy. There should be a tach cable inset *for lack of a better term* right in the crankcase. Given this bike doesn't come stock with a tach cable, im not sure if it has one and you may only be able to retrofit a digital tach.
 

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Jskaff, all the data I've found points to 8500 being the rpm limit. I've checked the cbr500 also and have found the same.
 

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I've opted for the plug and play but now can't figure out how to get the connector "plug" out so that I can plug in my device. Any ideas?
If you're planning of plugging your tach into that connection, then it won't do you any good.
That's just a power socket.
 

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If you're planning of plugging your tach into that connection, then it won't do you any good.
That's just a power socket.
Yes, I realize that now haha. I found the correct connection but now have a new problem. The digital tach is split into 3 sections: 1 that has the display+4 inches and a connector, 1 that is approximately six inches and connects to the port on the bike, and 1 that is many feet long that connects those two. I plugged the display into the section connected to the bike to test and initially it worked fine. Then, feeling confident, I ran the wires and did a temporary mounting job and fired it up and now there's no data displaying. The display unit is getting power and LED's are lighting up on the side but there's no data on the screen. I have an e-mail in to the manufacturer.. which is Japanese I believe. So hopefully the translation of the problem and potential diagnosis goes well :D
 

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Yes, I realize that now haha. I found the correct connection but now have a new problem. The digital tach is split into 3 sections: 1 that has the display+4 inches and a connector, 1 that is approximately six inches and connects to the port on the bike, and 1 that is many feet long that connects those two. I plugged the display into the section connected to the bike to test and initially it worked fine. Then, feeling confident, I ran the wires and did a temporary mounting job and fired it up and now there's no data displaying. The display unit is getting power and LED's are lighting up on the side but there's no data on the screen. I have an e-mail in to the manufacturer.. which is Japanese I believe. So hopefully the translation of the problem and potential diagnosis goes well :D
did you eventually get it working? how did it turn out? I'm looking to add a tach to mine.
 

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Has anyone added a tach to their baby yet? I'm having trouble finding wiring diagrams to finish my install
I used Proscan Automotive OBD 6pin Motorcycle Adapter 6 Pin motorbike 6-Pin Motor Cable OBDII
Has anyone added a tach to their baby yet? I'm having trouble finding wiring diagrams to finish my install
I used a Proscan Automotive OBD 6pin Motorcycle Adapter 6 Pin motorbike 6-Pin Motor Cable OBDII a Carista permanently plugged in and Realdash on my Google Pixel 2XL. Shows speed, Tach, Gear, Temp....
 

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I used Proscan Automotive OBD 6pin Motorcycle Adapter 6 Pin motorbike 6-Pin Motor Cable OBDII

I used a Proscan Automotive OBD 6pin Motorcycle Adapter 6 Pin motorbike 6-Pin Motor Cable OBDII a Carista permanently plugged in and Realdash on my Google Pixel 2XL. Shows speed, Tach, Gear, Temp....
 

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Hi StoneySoprano, I have sent you a chat message asking the same question in the hope that you will see one or the other. I have purchased the same items but cannot get them to work. Do you mind sharing how you set it all up, many thanks, Alan
 

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I ordered the ARacer Cube G Ultra Compact OBD Data Gauge and a splitter (so I can run gear indicator too) today from Steadygarage.com
  • Engine data display (RPM, Engine Coolant Temp, Battery Voltage, Speed, O2 voltage…)
  • Show Malfunction code & clear Malfunction code
  • Maximum Value Record (Memory peak value of RPM, Engine Temp, Speed….)
  • Alert Setting (Set Alert of RPM limit, Speed limit, Engine Temp limit, Low Voltage, High Voltage…)



 

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Over the last 2 years, several have mentioned this splitter, but nobody has shared any further in-depth details about any experiences with it.
This does spark my curiosity. My main beef with the Aracer unit is the mounting and the shape of the unit, wish it was more traditional gauge-like.


I ordered the ARacer Cube G Ultra Compact OBD Data Gauge and a splitter (so I can run gear indicator too) today from Steadygarage.com
  • Engine data display (RPM, Engine Coolant Temp, Battery Voltage, Speed, O2 voltage…)
  • Show Malfunction code & clear Malfunction code
  • Maximum Value Record (Memory peak value of RPM, Engine Temp, Speed….)
  • Alert Setting (Set Alert of RPM limit, Speed limit, Engine Temp limit, Low Voltage, High Voltage…)
 
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