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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 08:36 PM
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Question about gear indicator, does it have issues detecting the gear if you are creeping to a stop and downshifting, many I have seen on other bikes do, or when you are stopped and shift to first, N or second.

If you find a decent thermometer please post. The last one I had broke. About the only time I find a gear indicator would be useful, at least for myself, is when I'm on the highway and I'm not sure I'm in 6th or 5th or the bike is stopped and you need a reminder it is not in 1st.
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Question about gear indicator, does it have issues detecting the gear if you are creeping to a stop and downshifting, many I have seen on other bikes do, or when you are stopped and shift to first, N or second.

If you find a decent thermometer please post. The last one I had broke. About the only time I find a gear indicator would be useful, at least for myself, is when I'm on the highway and I'm not sure I'm in 6th or 5th or the bike is stopped and you need a reminder it is not in 1st.


Yea I bought it for pretty much the same reasons. For the most part I am just sick of trying to switch to 7th gear. Been doing it ever since I started riding.
As far as feedback goes I have none really. Haven't ridden the bike in weeks. It's under construction. I'll be sure to post a vid when I can though.


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...About the only time I find a gear indicator would be useful, at least for myself, is when I'm on the highway and I'm not sure I'm in 6th or 5th or the bike is stopped and you need a reminder it is not in 1st.
On my AZ '08 I get 7mph per 500rpm INDICATED on the speedo in 6th gear (5000rpm = 70 mph, etc), and on the BC '15 I get 10.5kph INDICATED per 500rpm in 6th gear (5000rpm = 105 kph).

What I do is look at the tach (say it's 4,500rpm), divide by 500 (or DOUBLE the 'thousands', in this case 4.5 x 2) then x 7 mph {or 10.5 kph}. THUS 4.5 x 2 is 9, and 9 x 7 = 63 mph {or 4.5 x 2 x 10.5 = 95 kph}.

I can quickly tell IF I'm in 6th or a lower gear (higher rpm, LESS speed in lower gears).

Hope this is NOT too esoteric....
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On my AZ '08 I get 7mph per 500rpm INDICATED on the speedo in 6th gear (5000rpm = 70 mph, etc), and on the BC '15 I get 10.5kph INDICATED per 500rpm in 6th gear.



What I do is look at the tach (say it's 4,500rpm), divide by 500 (or DOUBLE the 'thousands', in this case 4.5 x 2) then x 7 mph {or 10.5 kph}. THUS 4.5 x 2 is 9, and 9 x 7 = 63 mph {or 4.5 x 2 x 10.5 = 95 kph}.



I can quickly tell IF I'm in 6th or a lower gear (higher rpm, LESS speed in lower gears).



Hope this is NOT too esoteric....


That works too but for $40, no biggie.


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