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1986 xj700x tachometer sticking delayed bad

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by joshs700n, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. joshs700n

    joshs700n Member

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    Hi all I just picked up a 1986 xj700x and the tachometer needle is sticking or delayed really bad any ideas?
     

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    Trouble is the needle warps over time from the sun, and rubs the inside of the glass lens. And you will likely see evidence of hazing in that sweep area.
    You could dissect it, then lightly heat and straighten it (big project), or find a decent replacement.

    Tony
     
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    Do I have to change the whole cluster or can I just remove the tachometer and swap it with another one
     
  4. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    You can remove the gauge and replace it with another. Get one for the X. Airhead and virago ones are interchangeable, but the redlines are at different points.

    if y0u want to repair your tach yourself, here’s a link to a write up I did awhile back on how to get inside.
    http://www.xj4ever.com/repairing your 700 gauges.pdf

    Dfox
     
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    I have an extra x cluster I just dont know how to remove only the tach on the cluster
     
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    Its just strange how clean the bike is and having this issue. From what the guy said it didnt do it last year it was stored in a garage.
     

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    Looks nice!
     
  8. joshs700n

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    Hi so anyone who knows can please tell me how the tachometer disassembles? is the front chrome cover with the glass removable?
     
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    I cant open that link hog
     
  10. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Opens fine for me- I just checked it
     
  11. joshs700n

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    Well could you tell me how to dissasemble or remove the front glass cover on the xj700x teach?
     

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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    So, go to:

    www.xj4ever.com

    click the “how-to’s” link then click on the link called ‘repairing your 700 gauges’. It’s the next to last one on the right column.
     
  13. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Something is not working on your end. I just clicked the link again..... it comes right up.
    21130AF2-E27D-4F2F-8EE1-F37FA14C4D72.png
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    What browser are you using?
     
  15. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    The full process is right there. It is for the xj700/xj750/xj700x/xj750x/xv700-750-1000-1100 clusters
     
  16. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Then you have issues on your end. It’s not the site, and it’s not the link.
     

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