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rev counter
« on: March 23, 2015, 11:01:03 PM »
HI all
I know the little 126 in standard trim is no speed machine but i'd like to fit a rev counter, has anyone fitted one and can recommend one? i guess a motor bike one might be easier with only needing a 2 cylinder one ?

Cheers  :)
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 10:28:29 AM by mintex »
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 08:53:48 AM »
I have fitted a Harley rev counter in the past worked great and an easy install, you need one of the older electronic ones.
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 01:37:48 PM »
ok thanks, i will take a look on ebay and see if i can find some thing sutable  :)
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 08:45:26 PM »
they are hard to find the 2 cylender revcounters but i found one on ebay for one of my 126s. it does help with fuel consumption i found.

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Re: rev counter
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 10:03:30 PM »
yes, i see what you mean  :D, been looking today but not found one yet, i best keep looking.
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 10:16:15 PM »
If your handy with a soldering iron these work well :D

http://www.velleman.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p208.html
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 07:19:24 PM »
Do you have to solder that one together pete?

I was thinking about chancing this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180571784416?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 07:30:13 PM »

I was thinking about chancing this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180571784416?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

That looks to be a better idea :D with the kits you have to assemble it yourself..
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2015, 07:55:17 PM »
Ive sent him a message to see if he thinks it will work with the fiat,  if he says yes or not sure then i will chance buying one and see  :)
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 07:08:27 AM »
Don't think it will work with the BIS.  There is no distributor as such so, as I understand it, the coil fires both cylinders at the same time ie its acting like a high revving single cylinder.  I would be interested myself if it does work though  ;)

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Re: rev counter
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2015, 10:51:00 AM »
Well i've taken the plunge and bought one so will let you know if it does of not, ...... fingers crossed  :)
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2015, 10:57:31 AM »
Many years ago I did try fitting a Rev counter to a BIS. It does work but it reads twice as fast because as Keith just pointed out the coil fires twice. So for instance it was ticking over at 750 rpm but showing 1500rpm and when I was on the move It was like I was driving a civic type R doing 8000 rpm down a motorway  ;D

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Re: rev counter
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2015, 01:25:42 PM »
Ah cheers guys, yep your right, ive just been and tested the coil.  Bugger, looks like ive wasted my money on that rev counter then,  Any one want to buy it for there air cooled one that has a dizzy?

I do have this hour meter/rev counter that ive just tired and that works.
I bought it for a 2 stroke bike i had that never had one and i wanted to know the revs it was using. You can change the settings for how many cylinders.
As the coil fires twice and (ones a wasted spark) i set it to a single cylinder engine and it seams to work.

Says its ticking over at 750rpm   :)

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Re: rev counter
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2015, 09:30:46 PM »
I forgot to say that this ones battery operated , says the battery will last 3 years, and the pick up wire simply wraps around the plug lead.

Shame its not run on 12v really as it would be ideal

As i say i bought it awhile ago for a bike but its one like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Engine-Tach-Tachometer-Hour-Meter-Gauge-Inductive-for-Racing-Motorcycle-/181296233782?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a3618fd36
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Re: rev counter
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2015, 11:03:16 PM »
Many years ago I did try fitting a Rev counter to a BIS. It does work but it reads twice as fast because as Keith just pointed out the coil fires twice. So for instance it was ticking over at 750 rpm but showing 1500rpm and when I was on the move It was like I was driving a civic type R doing 8000 rpm down a motorway  ;D



If that's the case if you buy a universal tachometer and set it to 4 cyl it should read correct :$
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