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Started doing the tach relocation, took the cowl off , the risers off since i was also changing them out. I start cutting the hole in the black liner, and keep cutting and keep cutting , well i finally get it to where i think its supposed to be (trying to use pics on here for guidance) I line the hole with door trim get the tach stuck down in there and it will not stay in place, everything I have read on here , all says its a snug fit, the top of the hole is also aboujt a 1/4 inch above the tach , I put the cowl back on the damn thing will fall back in. not sure how I'm going to fix it, but have walked away for the day, have to get ready for work.
 

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That sucks. I suggest using JB Weld or some type poxy to build up the cutout that you made in the black plastic cover. Tape a piece of cardboard to one side and use the JB Weld to reduce the opening. After it hardens and sets, it can be cut to fit with a drimmel or file . That's my 2 cents worth. Good luck. :bigthumbsup:
 

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I mounted mine to the tripple tree so it cant fall in or out
(copied it from someone else on here but dont remember who)

just drill and tap for shallow screws and use stock mounting tab
 

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I mounted mine to the tripple tree so it cant fall in or out
(copied it from someone else on here but dont remember who)

just drill and tap for shallow screws and use stock mounting tab
There was a white 9 from Richmond,Va that had done the same thing. Very clean Very smooth looking. If I would have seen it done this way before I did mine, I would have done that way.
 

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I mounted mine to the tripple tree so it cant fall in or out
(copied it from someone else on here but dont remember who)

just drill and tap for shallow screws and use stock mounting tab
this is how mine will be soon. for now i just have it shoved in there.
 
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That can still be saved.. Drill an tap the tree mount the tach an from what I can see in your last pic you still have some cutting to do!
 

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Run to your local hardware store and buy the tap and drill
...$4.00 or so.
Line up your lower mounting points from the tach on the top of
the triple tree. Stick a marker through the holes and mark where
to drill and tap. I put the tap in my cordless drill and lubed up
the holes and slowly started the tap. It tapped the holes like
it was butter and you can mount the tach using the original screws
if I rmember right. Ten minute job at best. Took longer to run to
Ace Hardware than it did to actually do the job.

One other thing you could try and I don't see many here mention it.
You can unscrew and remove the chrome housing from the tach itself.
Thats what I did. It makes the whole thing about half the size it
started out. This method requires almost no modification of the
black plastic piece you are having trouble with.

Also you may need to adjust the headlight after you're finished.
Turn your bars full lock to the left and look at the back of the
headlight assembly...theres an adjustment for up and down there.

My tach has been mounted on the triple trees for 2 years now...no issues.

Jeff / Foo
 

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I wasn't sure if I wanteed to Tap my tripple tree so I used some two sided sticky tape to hold to trees and the cowl should wedge down on top. I removed all the chrome and found I had to remove most of the plastic backing to make it fit. Good luck!
 
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