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Ed Brock
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Gear indicators

Post by Ed Brock » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:30 am



I sure miss the gear indicator on my Suzuki's. That said I'm sure people have installed gear indicators on their Goldwing's. Where can I find out information on gear indicators for Goldwing's?
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Re: Gear indicators

Post by dingdong » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:46 am

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/10 ... cator.html

Here is info regarding a make your own. There are some on ebay also. Cyclemax used to carry one for the 1500 but ???
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Re: Gear indicators

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 am

I really don't see the point of them on a five speed gearbox. There is an indicator for top - overdrive, which is where my 1500 spends most of its time. You surely don't need an indicator to tell that you are in 1st gear, which leaves only three to remember.
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Re: Gear indicators

Post by khspe2 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:35 am

Not all GL1500s have the ability to support a gear indicator. The early ones had switches that only recognized neutral, 4th and 5th. Newer ones have switches that are wired for all gears. If you have an older GL1500 and want to do this, you will need to replace the gear shift indicator behind the front engine cover.
Just order one for a 2000 - it will fit earlier bikes.

What year is your bike?

Ed Brock
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Re: Gear indicators

Post by Ed Brock » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:27 pm

khspe2,
The bike is a 1998 SE model. Only 30,000 miles. All original, no mods. In the process of a couple of mods. Like volt meter, Satelite compass, and passenger heated gear plug-in with a phone charger and a GPS. I'm the second registered owner.



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