i think it is due to a lot of Cruisers not having a tach. And they were trying to stay with that style.I can't understand why Honda didn't use the same instrumentation used on the other bikes, and just put it into a round housing.
Seems like unnecessary work, and a bit of a rip-off to me. A tach is not essential, but it does come in handy.
Yes I found it is one of the easiest mods to do on the Rebel.Installed my gear indicator today. Normally I'd wait for the boyfriend to do it for me. I figured "What could possibly go wrong"
It actually wasn't that hard. Moving the petrol tank around was the only thing I found difficult. I accidentally pulled a little grey tube of the base of the tank (I have no idea what it was) but it slipped back on easily enough.
all in all it took me about an hour to do and then just a quick ride up the road to tune it in.
Very happy with the outcome. I like knowing what gear I'm in.
I Paid AU$86 with shipping included from eBay
I looked everywhere for that pipe clip. we just don't sell them in Australia. I think I'm going to spend AU$2 and $12 freight to get one from the UK. for now though the cable tie and the tape are working.Yes I found it is one of the easiest mods to do on the Rebel.
The double sided tape is useless though. Not enough flat surface to adehere too.
Some of us have now used the pipe clip to better mount it, as one member kindly showed us.