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I want to add a tach -- Honda 50 outboard

Old 06-18-2012, 11:42 AM
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Default I want to add a tach -- Honda 50 outboard

I want to add a tachometer to my console dash for my 2007 honda 50 outboard. I bought it new in 2007 and its never had a tach.

What are my options? (honda only gauge, or Faria OK too?).

Obviously I would need to buy the gauge, but what type of harness would I also likely need that would not have been included with the outboard when purchased?

If anyone can offer advice or direct me to information, would be greatly appreciated.
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If you don't have the dash space or want something more budget friendly look into a tiny tach: http://tinytach.com/

I've used them on a lot of tiller skiffs over the years and they are inexpensive, work great, keep an hour log and are easy to read.

If you have the space a traditional tach would be my first choice but this might be an option for you.

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Wiring depends on type of steering you have. If you have a wheel and side or binnacle control, the wires are already there. The gray wire is your signal wire from the engine. The others are power, ground and lighting for the guage. Here's the BF50 diagram. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Thanks to you both.

I think that based on the fact that I have a tach hole in the dash already, I am better off with a traditional dial tach.

Actually there is already an existing tach in the dash that is not being used, though I have no idea if it works.

Yes, its a steering wheel, side mount throttle setup and there are some Honda connections with plastic plugs on them entering the console.

Anyone know what sort of wires / harness I would need to try to connect these Honda connections to the existing tach to see if it works?
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If you goto Honda and look under the accessories and gauges page. It will show you the harness thats needed. Honda gauges are rebranded Teleflex and Faria gauges. There is a harness for each MFG. Find the gauge you want and get the Honda harness for that MFG.
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Get the part number and search on ebay under the part number make a offer on the part even it they have it listed for a $100. I have a 2000 honda 40hp I just picked up the tach for $50 on ebay switched the old one out and plug n play.

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