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Bantam Speedo

Ray Bear

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Non-VOC Member
Hi all & yes im on the right forum and have been trying to obtain a 5" tachometer for my twin with not much sucsess and have been told that the mechanism from a BSA Bantam D shaped speedo can be converted to operate as a tacho mechanism and installed in the 5: shell which I also dont posess however electronic replicas of the smiths chronometric RC167 are available and could possibly be converted to mechanical.
I have also wondered if I could have the electronic tacho mentioned prior modified to run off the pulse(is there a pulse) from the kill switch point on the lucas mag ???? yes/no..thanks for any help in this matter ... Bill
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Jim Richardson

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VOC Member
Mick Hemmings the UK Norton specialist was selling electronic tacho's he got me to try one on my Rap, which is fitted with a Scintilla mag, I clamped the pickup to the kill switch lead and it worked fine, not sure if it would be any different on a Lucas.

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