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general question '68 Bonneville

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:53 pm
by gergstuff
Hello,

Just bought a '68 Bonneville 650 that has a '71 650 engine in it.

A friend showed me his sales brochure when he was looking at one new back in '68 and it shows it with a tachometer (rev counter) which is missing on mine.

My question is did all Bonnevilles back in '68 have the aforementioned tach?

If so, where was it driven from?

I would like to find one and install it if it was supposed to have one.

Not sure if there was a different location for the drive on a '71 engine.

I am sure someone out there has this knowledge tucked away in their brain!

Thanks,

Craig

Re: general question '68 Bonneville

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:53 am
by Welsh Wizard
If memory serves me correctly the 68 Bonny had the tacho drive from the end of the cam while the 69 on had it in a different place on the engine cases,
Mr T will know for sure.

Re: general question '68 Bonneville

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:05 pm
by Tman
Always from the ex cam end on units, but be careful what you buy (Ebay etc) as by '71 the tacho drive (or blanking plug) had a left handed thread.
I don't recall ever seeing a 650 with the blanking plug (they all had tachos) but maybe in other markets or export models?

Re: general question '68 Bonneville

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:13 am
by Tman
"Oh cheers mate, thanks for the info, most helpful, my bike is complete now...etc etc"

Wouldn't a bit of feedback be nice now and again? :112

Re: general question '68 Bonneville

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:14 pm
by Paul in NZ
Tman wrote:"Oh cheers mate, thanks for the info, most helpful, my bike is complete now...etc etc"

Wouldn't a bit of feedback be nice now and again? :112


Yeah - I know what you mean but thats the internet for ya....

Re: general question '68 Bonneville

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:28 am
by ZingZong707
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