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.

Air Rider gear indicator/voltmeter
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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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Post by joeincalif » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:33 am

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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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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

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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Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

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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