Gear indicator manufacturer


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Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:29 pm



Does anyone remember the make and model of the after market gear indicator for the GL1500's?
I'm told they're no longer made/sold, but I'd like to keep an eye out for them.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by bellboy40 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:01 pm

I have a gear indicator/voltmeter on mine that says Air Rider on it. I like it a lot but they do not make them anymore. Is this the one you are referring to? It mounts on the cover by the ignition switch in the place where an emblem was.

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm

It might be... Gary from CycleMax in Ohio was telling me about a very reliable unit, but I seem to remember something about it being dash mounted... I think.

CycleMax is closed today. I'll have to call him tomorrow for a refresher. I'll pass along your picture if need. Thank you.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by joeincalif » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:33 am

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:51 am

I'll look into it. Thank you very much.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by newday777 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:21 am


Fuel Injection models only

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Post by troussos » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:06 am

Hmmm... Fuel injection models only? I was not aware GL1500's were built with a fuel injection option.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by newday777 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:33 am

troussos wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:06 am
Hmmm... Fuel injection modwls only? I was not aware GL1500's were built with a fuel injection option.
It wasn't.

My reply was the link to the gear indicator was for FI bikes only, so it won't work on the 1500.

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Post by joeincalif » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:51 am

Sorry, I didn't see that.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:15 pm

Ok... I checked with Gary at CycleMax in Ohio and he said Air Rider made a unit for the GL1500 and the part number was 03-03-04.
Does anyone remember this? Does anyone have this installed? Does it use a speed sensor on the shaft like HealTech uses?

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by bellboy40 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:37 pm

I don't know what the part # for the Air Rider gear indicator/voltmeter is for the one I have. It was on the bike when I got it. It looks like it would get its information on which gear you are in from the connector C59. It is a black 6 pin connector over the right side fan. Here are some pictures of where that connector is located and a schematic of it.

C59 connector over right fan
C59 connector over right fan


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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by guitarzan » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:57 pm

I have one just like that and I love it. I found it on Ebay, you might want to give it a try. I seen one recently on a motorcycle salvage site but I don't remember which one it was darn it. Sorry.

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Post by troussos » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:19 pm

I thought there was a direct way to get that signal! One of the companies that carries healtech contacted the owner of HealTech, who said you had to use their speed sensor kit with their GL1500 kit. I could have sworn I saw the same file you shared with me once upon a time when I was first buying my bike. Now I have something to share with them in hopes that they can produce a plug-and-play unit for the GL 1500. Thank you very much! By the way I tried looking for the air Rider unit on eBay and on Facebook Marketplace in several areas, but nothing yet.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by guitarzan » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:27 pm

I have the plug and play directions to install it. If anyone needs it.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by bellboy40 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 am

How about posting the information on how that unit is installed. It might be useful to anyone who finds one but does not have the info to install it.

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Post by guitarzan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:35 pm

Roger that, I'll do that tomorrow for sure. Good idea.

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:10 pm

troussos wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Ok... I checked with Gary at CycleMax in Ohio and he said Air Rider made a unit for the GL1500 and the part number was 03-03-04.
Does anyone remember this? Does anyone have this installed? Does it use a speed sensor on the shaft like HealTech uses?

Thanks, again.
My Air Rider unit was purchased in 2004 at a rally in Roanoke, Va. It still works flawlessly. Has a sensor so it brightens in sunlight, but dims slightly in dark. It displays Gear & Volts DC at same time. Shows a slash in neutral.


As I recall, they were available in just gear indicator, but I'm not certain on that point.


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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:12 pm

Ok. So it was/is a complete plug and play in the harness ehind the right fairing, correct? No speed sensor involved?
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by bellboy40 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:38 pm

troussos wrote:
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Ok. So it was/is a complete plug and play in the harness ehind the right fairing, correct? No speed sensor involved?
Correct. It is plug and play for the gear position part. You connect the wire for the voltage reading to any point available that has battery voltage. I connected mine to the Accessory Fuse terminal in the fuse panel.

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:33 pm

So far, this is tbe unit I'm looking for. What does tbe display look like... where is it mounted? I'm growing attached to tbe idea of mounting a small numeric display either in the cluster on the far right side in the only blank available... or... behind the right speaker grill.
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:29 pm

troussos wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Ok. So it was/is a complete plug and play in the harness behind the right fairing, correct? No speed sensor involved?
Correct, plug & play. ;)

Volt readings were taken off running light wire in same area... but I did rewire those two leads to ground and battery via relay, but that didn't change it much as I recall, maybe 1/2 volt difference at most.

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by guitarzan » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:38 pm

Hello,
I have the same volt/gear indicator and I love it. I want to wire it to an accessory power supply this spring. I got mine on eBay and I cant remember who the manufacture is. Here is the Instructions for installation, it really is easy to install but when you install it per the directions, you have to understand that you can be 1 to 1.5 volts lower than what the actual voltage reading should be that's why you can hook it up to the battery or an accessory power supply. Here is the directions for installation of the Air Rider Gear Indicator / Volt Meter.


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Post by troussos » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:16 pm

Thanks for the link. I wonder if I could use one of the generic motorcycle digital/numeric segment display, connect it through the oem connector behind the right fairing and mount the display behind the right speaker?
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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by Rambozo » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:21 am

Only partially as the 1500 doesn't have a 1st gear switch.

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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Post by troussos » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:20 am

Well, according to the schematic, there is no wire on the harness connector, but it does show the position on the switch. Question is: Is there actually a physical pin on the switch to connect?


If not, I'll have to create a logic circuit that detects a lack of a ground on any pin sends a ground to the #1 indicator pin. :D


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