Indicator for gearbox shifter mounted on GL1000 K1.......


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Indicator for gearbox shifter mounted on GL1000 K1.......

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Did find it often difficult to remember in which gear I am when shifting back during approaching a traffic round-about etc..........














Tiny magnet (shiny silver) attached to the back of the gearshift pedal.....
Up-shift sensor with electr. wire (black plastic element) mounted on electr. starter with tiewrap..
Down-shift sensor with electr. wire (black plastic element) mounted on the lower frame tube....sensor with small tiewrap on open plastic clamp....sensor + clamp positioned on tube.....
Exact positioning of the sensors versus the magnet to achieve proper shift indication is a tough job......


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Re: Indicator for gearbox shifter mounted on GL1000 K1.......

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Pretty awesome, can you post a parts list for those components?
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Re: Indicator for gearbox shifter mounted on GL1000 K1.......

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rudolphwolven wrote: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:08 am ***
Did find it often difficult to remember in which gear I am when shifting back during approaching a traffic round-about etc..........














Tiny magnet (shiny silver) attached to the back of the gearshift pedal.....
Up-shift sensor with electr. wire (black plastic element) mounted on electr. starter with tiewrap..
Down-shift sensor with electr. wire (black plastic element) mounted on the lower frame tube....sensor with small tiewrap on open plastic clamp....sensor + clamp positioned on tube.....
Exact positioning of the sensors versus the magnet to achieve proper shift indication is a tough job......
Nice idea, but what happens if you miss a gearchange or it doesn't go in first time? It could get confusing!
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REF:.......Nice idea, but what happens if you miss a gearchange or it doesn't go in first time? It could get confusing!
Maz


It would indeed be confusing.........however the rest of my operation time it is a helpfull acessorie.........
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Fred Camper wrote: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:37 pm Pretty awesome, can you post a parts list for those components?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Red-LED- ... 0.0.3gZJQP

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