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Tachometer Installation: Ryca Mini Tach
11/24/17 at 11:21:43
 
When installing a Ryca Mini Tach to my bike, I found a lot of useful information on SuzukiSavage.com, however the information is scattered throughout some old posts and can be difficult to fish out. I decided to compile the information here for anyone looking to install one. Iíve also added some information that I picked up along the way.

I think the Ryca Mini Tach is a good choice for three reasons:

1. It looks good, is of good quality, and looks as stock on our bikes as any aftermarket product could look.
2. It is an electronic tach. It reads off the ignition coil as opposed to a cable, so itís simple to install.
3. It has a range up to only 8000 rpm (as opposed to the 13k and beyond of many other tachs). Our bikes generally run in the 3k to 5k range.

This is what the tach looks like:



Here is a link to the Ryca product page:

http://shop.rycamotors.com/mini_tachometer.html


Mounting †the Tach

As for mounting the tach, Ryca sell a bracket (I think it costs too much for what it is, and I don't like the mounting position). Or, you can make your own bracket from aluminium plate. Here is a link to a thread that references two methods to make a homemade bracket.

http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1409022095/1#1
T140Vís Method:

These methods were created by forum-users Todd James and T140V (I used Toddís method). Unfortunately, many of the image links in the thread are broken but the following images will give you an idea of how they look:


Todd James Method:


T140V Method:



Connecting the Tach

For this method you will need to remove the tank to get access to the area where the wires from the tach will be connected. Instructions for removing the tank are here:

http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1487500580/11#11


The tach has four wires.

Green Ė this wire supplies the input for the tachís display. It gets connected to the bikeís ignition coil.

Black Ė this is the Ďgroundí wire. It gets connected to the bikeís frame.

Red & Blue Ė these provide power to the tach. They both get connected to a power source that is switched when the key is on. In this case weíre using the power supply to the bikeís horn.


You donít need to cut and splice any wires if you donít want to. All the points we are connecting to have spade connectors (plugs). Itís possible to simply disconnect the plug in question, then insert the end of the wire from the tach into the connector, and ensure the wire is wedged between the male and female connectors. I ran it like this for a couple of months and it worked fine.


The following two images show the connection points:






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Re: Tachometer Installation: Ryca Mini Tach
Reply #1 - 11/27/17 at 21:20:24
 

I updated my original post so the pictures of the tachometer
installation are restored now.

http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1409022095/0#0

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Reply #2 - 11/27/17 at 23:08:08
 
Nice one Todd  Grin
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Reply #3 - 08/18/19 at 08:27:30
 
Thank you, IslandRoad! A couple years down the line, but at the moment this post is timeless! Smiley
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Reply #4 - 03/27/22 at 17:52:39
 
Thanks for the help. I found it after I posted. Tach installed again. Much more useful on the s40 than the c50 Lehman trike.
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Re: Tachometer Installation: Ryca Mini Tach
Reply #5 - 04/22/22 at 07:51:43
 
Great timing, as I was just getting ready to install the tach on my 96 Savage winter project.  Thank you!!!!

I wound up using a Drag Specialties electronic tach that for all intents and purposes is the same as the Ryca tach.  These tachs are readily available from several sources (Dennis Kirk, OEM Cycle, ect.) and are in the $88.00 range.  I chose to use the white face model (Part #2211-0058) or you can get the black face model (Part #2211-0057).  Thanks again for the update!
Carry on!!  wiguzziman
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