Gear indicator


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Fuzzyswing
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Gear indicator

Post by Fuzzyswing » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:02 am



I have a 1988 gl1500
Wondering if anyone has put a gear shift indicator on,using the shifting
Indicator that is built into the bike
Basically a readout?



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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Gear indicator

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:27 am

I have built one for my 2000 year bike which can be used on 1990-2000 models, but not on 88-89 models because there is not 1st and 2nd gear inputs on those years.

So you should try a gear indicator operated by the shift movement on your 88 model bike.

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:19 pm

Combo volt meter / gear indicator



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Re: Gear indicator

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:35 pm

Hey CrystalPistol, Where can I get one of those at? Did you make it or did you find it online?

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:27 pm

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Hey CrystalPistol, Where can I get one of those at? Did you make it or did you find it online?
I found mine at a GWRRA Rally in Oct 2004 I think, it has worked flawlessly ever since
and once alerted me to a problem far from home, but while close to help ...
was well worth it's cost that time.

There likely are cheaper products, but not in 2004. Vendor was "Air Rider".
I wired it like direction show but I ran a dedicated volt lead via relay triggered by accy terminal.
Mine has always worked and the guts are "potted" in a solid plastic housing so weatherproof ... I think.

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:39 pm

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Hey CrystalPistol, Where can I get one of those at? Did you make it or did you find it online?
They're not made anymore, the company that made them got sued out of existence, unfortunately.

Here's the one I built:

Bike PC Main Screen
Bike PC Main Screen

You might want to read about what other people have done here: viewtopic.php?t=36453

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:27 pm

Thanks WingAdmin, That's really cool but I'm not that good at that sort of thing. What would you charge to make me one?

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:26 am

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Thanks WingAdmin, That's really cool but I'm not that good at that sort of thing. What would you charge to make me one?
No amount of money. :) It's very complex and time-consuming to build, not to mention installation into the bike is a nightmare. I made it purely for my own entertainment, and it also does a bunch of other things (controlling my heated gear, controlling the custom audio switching system I built into my radio, etc) that nobody else would want.

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by joeincalif » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:08 am

I can understand why a rider would need a volt meter but never could understand why a gear indicator is needed. If you know your bike you should know by the feel and RPM's what gear your in and if you need to downshift to pass or go up an incline. over 250,000 miles on Gold Wings and never had a need for a gear indicator.
Dakota digital has 1 but not cheap
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Re: Gear indicator

Post by TwoTone Trike » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 pm

WingAdmin, I can understand that. Even if you would make me one I wouldn't know how to install it. :? :? :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gear indicator

Post by TwoTone Trike » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:36 pm

joeincali, Yeah I know what gear I'm in by rpms and all, but it just looks so cool. :) :)



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