Below is a list of bikes and the tacho they typically use.
Please check on the ' Selecting a Tacho ' page to double check the type matches your particular setup.
|Machine||Ignition||Sparks per Rev||Tacho Type||Connect to Leads|
|British 4str singles, B50, B40, B44, Gold Star etc.
(without wasted spark)
Ducati singles & Ducati 888 etc. 68deg V twins
|Coil||1 every 2||White||1|
|British type 4str singles with magneto.
V twins with magneto.
Manx, Gold Star etc.
|Magneto||1 every 2||Yellow||1|
|Most Single cyl 2strokes.
British 4str singles , B50, B40, B44, Gold Star etc. & unit twins (360 deg crank) also BMW twins using the later coil ignition system with wasted spark.
Rotax twin, Guzzi V twins,
Ducati V twins with wasted spark.
2 stroke V twins.
Japanese 4str parallel twins.
Japanese 4str singles.
Laverda triples (connect to 1 lead only)
|Kawasaki triple - 2str
Suzuki GT triples - 2 stroke
120 deg. 2str triple -
120 deg 4str triple with wasted spark. (firing every 120 deg.)
BSA & Triumph triple & 4 stroke triples with 120deg cranks and wasted spark ignition.
Honda CB125 180 deg. with two contact sets driven off of the crankshaft.
2 - One from each coil
e.g 1 & 2
or 3 & 4
|BSA & Triumph triple & 4 stroke triples with 120deg cranks and non wasted spark ignition.||Coil||3 every 2||Orange||All|
|80 deg. Twins.
VINCENT V twin with new BTH FM2RV
Indian V Twin