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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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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.

Air Rider gear indicator/voltmeter
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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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I'll look into it. Thank you very much.
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Fuel Injection models only

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Hmmm... Fuel injection models only? I was not aware GL1500's were built with a fuel injection option.
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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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Sorry, I didn't see that.
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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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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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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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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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I have the plug and play directions to install it. If anyone needs it.
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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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Roger that, I'll do that tomorrow for sure. Good idea.

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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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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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troussos wrote:
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?
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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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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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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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.


Thank you all for all the help you've given me in putting my 1994 Goldwing SE 1500 back together and running properly.

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

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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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