Gear indication from an Aspencade?


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Gear indication from an Aspencade?

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So, I took my Aspencade apart before I looked to see if there is any gear indication in the dash. Did the Aspy have that? I got an aftermarket "dash" gauge that has the gear indication in it and wanted to see if there was anything on the bike to attach it to.



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What I see from the Standard wiring diagram there is a switch, but it only shows if it is in Neutral, Overdrive or 4th. Does the switch have the rest of the wires for the other gears?



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Doing more searching it looks like there is more than 3 wires in the plug. Would anyone have a clip of the wiring diagram for this on the Aspencade?



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Re: Gear indication from an Aspencade?

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According to the owners manual there is a full gear indicator circuit.

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Well, I found the plug and it has 6 wires. From what I can tell the wires each go to ground in each position. So, N+5 speeds=6 wires. Now, I just need to figure out what wire is what.

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Re: Gear indication from an Aspencade?

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Here you go:

GL1200 Gearshift Position Switch Wire Colors
GL1200 Gearshift Position Switch Wire Colors


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Perfect, thank you. That will help a lot.

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Re: Gear indication from an Aspencade?

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A little update, due to the help here I got my new speedo with gear indicator working. I still need to finish up the wiring, but I confirmed that it does indeed work.
Thank you.



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