Selected Gear Guage


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Selected Gear Guage

Post by johnfm3 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:11 pm



So I was browsing around ebay looking for GL1000 plastics for a future project when I stumbled on this...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Motorcycle- ... rk:14:pf:0

It claims to work with the 76 GL1000. Not that I believe it, which is why I am here asking.

Has anyone done anything like this? I find myself getting lost in which gear I am in on the GL. I am sure part of my issue is the fact that I am new. But I have this same issue on my dirtbike and I would feel more comfortable if I had some form of indicator to see which gear I am in.

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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by johnfm3 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:27 pm

Ok, disregard. I got my answer. This is one of those threads I wish I could delete... lol

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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by Fred Camper » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:19 am

Says you have to add a gear sensor. The fit guide should have said it would not work since we have no gear sensor on our early GWs.

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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by rudolphwolven » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:59 pm

GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR SOLUTION ON MY GL1000 K1






The magnet is clicked / sticked to the inner side of the gear shift lever. (middle circle in picture / picture taken behind GSL towards the front wheel)
The mounting and positioning of the up- and downshift sensors in relation to the gear shift lever is a very sensitive and difficult case...........it takes a lot of time to find the right position of both to achieve a proper result of consecutive up and down gear indication.
I fixed the upshift magnet with a (clear) tiewrap to the electr. starter and the downshift magnet with a (clear) tiewrap to the lower frame tube.

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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by Maz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:54 am

That's a neat solution but what happens if you "miss" a gear, as sometimes happens on older bikes. You have moved the lever, but the gear hasn't engaged properly, so you try again. Surely the counter reads both movements as valid gear changes, but you've only moved up/down one gear. I think it could easily get confused. Just my opinion.
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Post by rudolphwolven » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:18 am

That's true...............
However if you miss a gear (I seldom do) you are warned at the same time that the indication is wrong for the time being and you have to deal with a situation without indicator as it was before.
All left time (> 95%) you have a handy buddy.
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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by Maz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:34 am

rudolphwolven wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:18 am
That's true...............
However if you miss a gear (I seldom do) you are warned at the same time that the indication is wrong for the time being and you have to deal with a situation without indicator as it was before.
All left time (> 95%) you have a handy buddy.
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I agree it's handy, Ruud. Does your setup show 'N' for Neutral, or '0' ?
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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by rudolphwolven » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:38 am

It shows "0" as in the first picture...
BTW..........the indications are clearly visible in sunny daytime
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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by Maz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:46 am

rudolphwolven wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:38 am
It shows "0" as in the first picture...
BTW..........the indications are clearly visible in sunny daytime
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Oh yeah... Apologies, I missed that!
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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by johnfm3 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:34 pm

To all who have replied, forgive my lack of response. Its deployment time at work and I have busy, recently got a chance to revisit my 2 Goldwing threads I created.

Ok, to that solution, that has my attention and will be something I will look at. As a Noob, I have found myself missing a gear. And will need to see what it takes to recover from that. The only other question I have is how intrusive to the bike is it to install?

Thanks for that option.
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Re: Selected Gear Guage

Post by Old Fogey » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:13 pm

Not to offend anyone, I hope, but you have a speedo and a tach. A few days riding will allow you to reconcile the two to whatever gear you are in. Sometimes I wonder how we ever managed through all the decades when we only had a speedo and nothing else.


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