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Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2018, 02:04:36 PM »
That thing is beautiful!  Nice work my friend.  My old grass racer turned out alright too.
Nice. Cleated track? Those are fun when crossing the road lol.  Look at my handlebars carefully. I took out some of the pull back. What you think?  I'm in search of a tach.  My instruments are from 85 model I believe.  in 86 they went to oil injection with a oil light in tach. I guess the 85 gauges are as rare as the 81.
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Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2018, 04:12:57 PM »
That thing is beautiful!  Nice work my friend.  My old grass racer turned out alright too.
Nice. Cleated track? Those are fun when crossing the road lol.  Look at my handlebars carefully. I took out some of the pull back. What you think?  I'm in search of a tach.  My instruments are from 85 model I believe.  in 86 they went to oil injection with a oil light in tach. I guess the 85 gauges are as rare as the 81.

Rubber track conversion from an early 80's Pantera, studded w/ chisels for grass.  I have a tach for the 77-78 models, not sure if the 81 is different?
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Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2018, 07:33:44 AM »
Man it's been a long time but I had a 77 and an 80..........
Thought they were a little different.
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Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 10:16:38 AM »
81 tach is orange needle.  same as 84.  85 looked similar but a tad smaller bezel and hole is about 1/8" smaller too....at least I think so as its loose in hole with out an big o-ring to fill it. .  86 up had oil light.
I may have to send mine out for repair. Both my gauges are from 85.
Decals are in! Ill post when done sometime this winter.

Pantera track 16 X 115 I think tiger was different somehow...pitch maybe?
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Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2018, 09:50:25 AM »
81 tach is orange needle.  same as 84.  85 looked similar but a tad smaller bezel and hole is about 1/8" smaller too....at least I think so as its loose in hole with out an big o-ring to fill it. .  86 up had oil light.
I may have to send mine out for repair. Both my gauges are from 85.
Decals are in! Ill post when done sometime this winter.

Pantera track 16 X 115 I think tiger was different somehow...pitch maybe?

The tach I have does not have the orange needle.  I believe it is a 77'.

You are correct, the Pantera track does have a different pitch so you need Pantera drivers for the swap.  Pantera rubber tracks are cheap, El Tigre full rubber tracks bring money.  A guy near me has a couple new old stock Complast El Tigre tracks and he wanted $250 each for them.  Picked up the Pantera track at a swap for $40 with a complete suspension.
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