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XR650L Tachometer Installation

Updated: Dec 15, 2023



Table of Contents

  1. Overview

  2. Tools Required

  3. Components and Chemicals Required

  4. Installation


Overview

Want to add a tachometer to your XR650L? This guide will show you how to do the installation.


Tools Required

  • 10mm, 12mm, 30mm Sockets

  • 2.5mm Hex Wrench

  • Wire Cutters


Components and Chemicals Required

Installation

Start by removing your handlebars using a 10mm or 12mm socket.

XR650L Remove Handlebars


Remove the top triple clamp nut and washer using a 30mm socket.

XR650L Triple Clamp Nut Removal


Install the Spectrum Moto tachometer mounting bracket under the washer and nut as shown. Ensure that it is as square as possible prior to tightening the nut back down. Use a straight edge to align as desired.

XR650L Tachometer Mounting Bracket Installation


Follow the instructions for the tachometer wire installation in the included booklet. Pull the supplied wire through the tachometer and push it into the blind hole, then pull tight to lock it in place. (We are using a red wire here to illustrate assembly just to show clarity, your wire is black)

XR650L Tachometer Wire Installation Initial
XR650L Tachometer Wire Installation Final


Next, install the two mounting screws through the tachometer and into the bracket using blue locktite.

XR650L Tachometer Bolt Installation


Route your wire down through your cable passageways to your spark plug cable. TIGHTLY wrap your spark plug cable with at least three turns of wire prior to wrapping it back onto itself and zip tying it in place as shown.

XR650L Tachometer Wire Wrap on Spark Plug Boot



Fire up your bike and enjoy knowing what RPM your bike is running at, and also now having the ability to log hours of operation for service intervals!

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