I had an 800A with no tach. I like the tach on the 1600 Marauder/Meanie for it's obvious purpose plus it's easier to know if I am in 5th gear or not at 50 mph or so. I REALLY don't understand what a tach has to do with communicating thoughts with other riders. You will have help me out on that one.ithinktherefore said:The only other issue I haven't mentioned that I don't like about the meanie is the extra guages. I prefer a very clean and simple tank-top setup.
Anyway, I was thinking that you might want the tach at first so you can get familiar with the bike, and communicate your thoughts with other riders as you get the bike figured out.
That being said, is it possible to remove the extra guages on the meanie and/or replace some of their vital info with a tank-top system?
I am confused on your position on guages. You like a clean tank and then talk about putting gauges on the CLEAN tank of the Meanie. My 800 had tank top guages and for me it is easier to glance at the guages out where they are on the Meanie than to look down at my tank top. Just my opinion.
As to the drive train and ride. The ride quality is improved with a new seat. Some put on expensive after market shocks. I find it very comfortable with just a Mustang seat.
Shaft drive is smooth and no chain to oil.