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GI Pro gear indicator installation

I recently picked up a GI Pro gear indicator. I am always trying to shift up into 7th gear, and downshifting turning onto side roads, want to make sure im in the correct gear. I chose the GI Pro from http://www.healtech-electronics.com/ becase it is true plug-and-play.

As far as installing the Indicator I did not bother taking any pics as all it takes is plugging into the diagnostics connection under the seat, EASY!

For mounting I wanted a very clean setup. The indicator comes with double sided tape on the back. You could just stick it to the dash, but that would be ugly.

I have a Speedy's GPS mount, and looking at it decided the indicator would be mounted to that. But how?

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Pic of the indicator and a piece of thick sheet metal.

If you have a Speedy's mount, you know the front face screws onto the "legs" to attach to the windshield mount. My plans were to sandwich the sheet metal between the Speedy face and legs.

I took some measurements to see the size of metal needed to hold the indicator, and also to fit in the sandwich.
(the small section on the left will be sandwiched, the section on the right is to hold the indicator.)

Ready for the sawzall with metal blade.

After measurements being taken and spots marked for holes to be drilled for screws.

Here is the Speedy's GPS mount with the Indicator mount on the side. In order to keep the spacing on each side of the GPS mount between the face and the legs I used 2 small washers that were equal to my sheet metal. I also painted the indicator mount black to hid it a bit(but the paint was after this pic).


Here are some finished install pics.

All mounted. I ran the wire out from under the dash at the windshield mount.


From the seat.

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Beautifully crafted. Now go enjoy your rides without the 7th gear problem.

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Nicely done! I too try to go the extra mile to make a clean install.
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Hmmmmm what do you find thats so ugly?????

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Hmmmmm what do you find thats so ugly?????
Hmmmmm, Nothing.

In my reply I said "I too try to go the extra mile to make a clean install." Meaning I like the fact Hawkshot fabbed a bracket so it would not look like such an after thought. Hawkshot said "You could just stick it to the dash, but that would be ugly." I agree. If I wanted a gear indicator, I would not just stick it on the fairing with double sided tape. I would take the time to make it look like it belongs.

I think the manufacturer should persue making a semi-flush mounting option where one could cut a hole in the fairing and mount it with no wire showing. See below for the kind of mount I am talking about....

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Doesnt look ugly there. I just was not a fan of any of the spots were I would just stick it somewhere.

Thanks for answering those questions.

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Doesnt look ugly there. I just was not a fan of any of the spots were I would just stick it somewhere.

Thanks for answering those questions.
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So how much is the indicator? That is going to be the difference between me living with it or putting it on there.
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So how much is the indicator? That is going to be the difference between me living with it or putting it on there.
$140.....More than I wanted to pay, but for the true plug and play over tapping into wires I was ok with it.

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Sweet, I am so stealing your setup.


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I recently picked up a GI Pro gear indicator.

I see a gear indicator in this youtube video.

At the beginning, the indicator shows "5" before roll on the throttle then "1". Also at the 1:48 mark, it appears to read "6" as he starts to roll on and then it changes to "1". Is this normal? What does it say while in Neutral?

The gear indicator seems to lag behind the shift, but not long. Does yours do this? I guess it might take a little time for the computer to talk to the indicator?

Thanks!
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the computer only sends a signal to the indicator when the clutch is released and 0 for neutral.


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I see a gear indicator in this youtube video.

At the beginning, the indicator shows "5" before roll on the throttle then "1". Also at the 1:48 mark, it appears to read "6" as he starts to roll on and then it changes to "1". Is this normal? What does it say while in Neutral?

The gear indicator seems to lag behind the shift, but not long. Does yours do this? I guess it might take a little time for the computer to talk to the indicator?

Thanks!
When the clutch is engaged the indicator does not work. The bike does not have a gear indicator built in like some bikes. The bikes on board computer does computations between RPM's, and speed to decide what the gear is. If the clutch is pulled in the 2 do not match and it will not know what to display, so it reads whatever the last known gear was.

In the vid- At the beginning he is just barely moving when the indicator reads "5". The he jumps on the gas hard into a wheelie and it switches to "1". He was most likely driving in 5th, and downshifted all of the way to 1st holding in the clutch, then ran it up through the gears again.
There is about a 1 second lag on the indicator after a shift. It is not exact but way before you would be ready to shift again.

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Thanks Hawkshot... Makes perfect sense, just had no idea. Kinda like the idea more after seeing one in operation.

The indicator is not listed anywhere as fitting the 2010. Has anyone installed one on the 10?
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I see people sell these used on ebay occasionally. Not thinking its a part that would hurt any being used. I'd love to have one!

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I had one on my old track bike. It would show the next highest gear when you were up near redline. I bought it mainly for the timing retard eliminator that was built into that model. Never really paid much attention to the gear indicator.

I LOVED their Speedo Healer product. You could calibrate your speedometer after gearing changes and such. It also had a top speed recall button. It was fantastic. Can't tell you how many times my track buddies would say, "Man, I hit 160mph on the front straight" and I'd be right behind them with my speedo showing a true 135 or something like that. I can tell you that if you're TRUELY doing 160mph on a motorcycle, that's damn fast. I've got up to 149 at Road Atlanta (calibrated speedo) and it was pretty dang swift.
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Hello.

Are happy with mine, good little thing to have

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