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Old 01-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #1246
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Location: Riverbank, Ca.
Oddometer: 14
Originally Posted by pommie john View Post
Hey team, I need a tacho for my XL250 ( '73) and I've been thinking about one from ebay that's cheap and small but they come in two ratios 7:1 and 4:1 and they say that "Most CB Hondas below 550cc use a 7:1"

Obviously this isn't a CB but it's under 550cc.
Does anyone know what ratio I should use?

I've tried a trail Tech electronic tacho but it's like a random number generator. I have since heard from a few people that for some reason ( maybe to do with the magneto) that these bikes generate a lot of noise that confuses electronic tachos.

A set of the xl250 on ebay for $36 free shipping

Granted they are not in the best shape but with a little paint they will look good... If you don't like em patience is your friend. These bike are old and sometime take a while a for part to show up. I waited 6 months from my box wire case for my XL500R before one came up.Good luck...
1985 VF1000R
1983 XR350R
1982 XL500R
1979 GS750E
1971 FX
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