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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 06:23:18 AM »
I see a near future not trying to shift into seventh gear. :046:
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 06:06:23 PM »
Ordered one from Amazon late Friday... Delivered this morning  :002:... and fitted in ~30mn just before heading off for work  Definitely handy to have :305:
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 06:54:45 PM »
This is the indicator I have. I don't have the bar mount though I have included it because it may be something some may want.
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 01:35:12 AM »
They are great.  I have one from ebay (china as well).  Find I use it a lot.  I have mine on the right of the main display.  Drilled a small hole, took the connector apart, installed a grommet and fed the cable through.  Install and program is pretty simple.

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 01:07:55 AM »
I found the best spot to install this gear indicator may be at the top of the lid that gets you to adjust the headlight aim, just under the Instruments panel. Easy to install; just remove the lid and drill a hole for the cable and use the supplied double tape. It looks great: clean, easy to peek, natural position, sun shaded
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2017, 06:23:59 AM »
For those of you who have one of these installed; I understand that the change is only indicated when you let out the clutch.  So, what happens if you, say, change down two gears without releasing the clutch in between? Does the indicator track the changes but only display the correct gear when you release the clutch?

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2017, 08:05:42 AM »
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For those of you who have one of these installed; I understand that the change is only indicated when you let out the clutch.  So, what happens if you, say, change down two gears without releasing the clutch in between? Does the indicator track the changes but only display the correct gear when you release the clutch?

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I have one of those "generic" indicators and yes, it displays the correct gear after having shifted down 2 or more at a time.
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2017, 10:48:26 AM »
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2017, 02:26:53 PM »
The device reads the engine RPM's and speedometer signals from the ECM.  You do a simple calibration when you install it so it can learn the ratio of each gear.  When the clutch is engaged and there are valid signals for RPM and speed the device calculates the gear you are in and displays it.  When you pull in the clutch the display for the last gear you were in persists for a second which gives you time to glance at it and see what gear you are shifting from to do your mental count before you let the clutch back out.  After the second of persistence it displays a dash until you let the clutch back out.  It also displays a dash when in neutral since there is not a valid ratio being read from the ECM signals.
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 02:50:09 AM »
Thanks for the detail SnowOwl  :001:

 


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