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Red or Green Gear Indicator?

I have a 2015 Green LT...which color shows best in daylight?...which color just looks cooler?

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My experience (on my '08) was that I bought the WRONG volt-meter, as mine has WHITE labeling on the face [in addition to the actual V reading which IS WHITE], making it quite difficult to read UNLESS I shade it w/ a glove.

Get a color that reads in sunlight!

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I have the OEM Gear Indicator on my V-1000....If i had a green bike i personally would go with the green...


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My experience (on my '08) was that I bought the WRONG volt-meter, as mine has WHITE labeling on the face [in addition to the actual V reading which IS WHITE], making it quite difficult to read UNLESS I shade it w/ a glove.

Get a color that reads in sunlight!
Exactly...red or green? (The red would match our "orange-ish" instrument glow).

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In fact what I REALLY recommend is this:

Head's Up? Voltage Monitor - Signal Dynamics

It ONLY requires a 1/4" hole in your dash, and reads in green when your voltage is good!

Here's my '15 dash



and here's the location of that 1/4" LED



while here it is, illuminated (red 'cause I didn't want to start it).



When your engine is running it SHOULD always be GREEN.
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I went with the green and don't regret it. Other than just the most extreme sun right at my back the only thing Ive noticed is I might have a problem between 5th and 6th. But the other gears I could make out just fine. But in that case color wouldn't have mattered a bit. Either would have been hard to tell.
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which ever color you choose, you will find it easier to read in sunlight, if you apply a small piece of window tint on top. It makes it much easier to read the numbers.
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I would personally go with green, but I also have a green bike. For myself I would get whichever color is closest to my bike color.
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which ever color you choose, you will find it easier to read in sunlight, if you apply a small piece of window tint on top. It makes it much easier to read the numbers.
Sounds good.

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Survey says.....green it is!

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Green has more lumen, or at least emits more in your eyes center bandwitdh of light spectrum. Thus more visible.
But seriously, get a voltmeter, not a useless gear indicator.
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Got a 2017 so I won`t need one, but if I did I think I like the green better.

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