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Offline GeoRocket

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Sticking Tach Needle
« on: September 11, 2020, 07:19:13 AM »
Hello All -

1995 FLHT with 62k miles.  I am the original owner.
My tachometer needle sticks on occasion and does not indicate the proper RPM.  It does this at around 2200 RPM.  It started doing this last year.
When I gently tap on the tach, the needle "unsticks" and jumps to the proper reading.  This seems to indicate a mechanical problem with the tach needle/mechanics and not an electrical/electronic problem.  Bike runs great otherwise.  Tach is 67229-85 according to my parts catalog.

Does anyone have experience servicing/lubricating the tachometer mechanicals?
Any pointers?  What type of lube?
I am very hesitant to do this, but I will be removing my outer fairing for some other work so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks in advance everyone.  I have learned so much on this forum; you folks are a great resource!

George

Offline barny7655

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Re: Sticking Tach Needle
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 03:12:51 PM »
Is it the same as this one , 76mm DIA  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
riding since 62, BSA bantum the first bike

Offline GeoRocket

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Re: Sticking Tach Needle
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 07:49:39 AM »
Hi Barney -
No.  I think the one you have pictured is from a later year.
Here is a pic of my tach.
It is part number 67229-85.
Thanks for the reply.
George