Gear Indicator Light


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POPPY'S WING
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Gear Indicator Light

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Hey everybody! Up to a few months ago I owned a 99 gl1500 SE. Does the gear light not come on this bike from the factory? It looked like that it did. I'm thinking about getting me another 1500 98 or 99. They ride lots better than my 12 gl 1800. Thanks. ☺



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Re: Gear Indicator Light

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No, no gear light from the factory. The only indication of any gear is the N (neutral) and OD (overdrive) lights when you are in fifth gear.
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Thanks Mike B. That's strange,this was on the right side of the panel. It was about an inch square or rectangle ,put in flush w/red digital numbers .Someone did a factory looking job.

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POPPY'S WING wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Thanks Mike B. That's strange,this was on the right side of the panel. It was about an inch square or rectangle ,put in flush w/red digital numbers .Someone did a factory looking job.
Sounds like it. :D
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If I remember correctly an after market used to make a gear indicator to go in that empty space in the dash. Of course the 1500 wing hasn't been made for several years so a lot of the after market stuff that used to be made for them are no longer around
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Thanks Joe, It looked so factory made.If I find me another 1500 I'm going to put one on it.



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