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I have a customised 1980 gs850 with no rev counter cable, i have been told that the engine leak is caused by the missing cable but cant find where it goes in to the engine. also i couldnt find gs850 in the drop down menu below many thanks

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Look under the carbs,towards the back of the enginge and you will see a threaded piece where the tacho cable screws on

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ello m8,, i see u have a few testers to try out by scorch there,, all i can anserw 4 yuh to your question,, is electronic rev counters if there is no cable,, work off the coils m8,, u can try a quick tester, by runnin a wire from the live or plus from one of the coils and touching it to the live of the rev counter,, bike must be runnin tho,,try that 2 m8,, cheers

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