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    sweet thank you . ill also double check everything to make sure .

    as to the tach . sorry I didn't catch that it was a cable I have seen ones that listed for like Honda gold wings but were electric . would an electronic tach for something like that work ? are they not called cross over or something like that . still a 4 cyl engine ?

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    Without seeing the electrical schematics of the goldwing ignition module I would not be able to tell. The difference is that it drives 4 separate coils, or 2 separate coils in waste spark, or a single coil with a distribution device.

    Assuming you are using the vw ignition.....single coil and a distributor you will need a tach for a 4 cyl car. I am sure there is some configuration of motorcycle based tach that would work. I just dont know which one that would be without very specific info.

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    thank you .

    I have used a few of those through the years . I have even taken one of the small sun pro,s apart and used the inside to replace the internals of the dash panel tach on a jeep YJ so as to read correct for a small block . easy swap and past enlarging the mounting holes , she mounted right up and worked perfectly .

    I was just wanting to try and match the speedo that I have if I could . something like having two drastically different gage styles would drive me crazy .

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    As an example...

    My ignition module has a tach output wire.

    It is not one pulse for each ignition event (like the universal car unit). But instead one pulse per revolution of stator wheel.

    So effectively I could possibly use a two cylinder motorcycle tach. Or a tach off any other motorcycle that the ignition module puts out a single pulse per rev. A goldwing might or might not.

    It would take some pretty deep research.

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    And sometimes calling a job does not do much good, than again sometimes you get all the answers you need.

    Some brands have more detailed information about their product, if they have a well designed website, others seem to keep you in the dark as to how or what they did.

    I am sure you will look for it, hope you find it sooner than later.

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