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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Healtech Gipro

Looking for someone that has installed the Healtech Gipro gear indicator. I pm'd Macdaddy but didn't get a response. $144 is a little expensive but I think it would be a nice addition to the V. I would like to get one and put it just to the right of the instrument cluster if it is small enough. Does it work for you? Does it have any problems or shortcomings? Where did you mount it?
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I was able to purchase a pre production unit and found it to be exemplary. Just plug it in and mount it where you want. Its small and works a treat.
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Where did you mount yours?
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I put it on the lower right quadrant of the tach but I think I'll move it to the plastic area to the right of the speedo so I can run the wire less conspicuously. I really like to be able to see what gear I'm in at a glance. Usually I know but it is nice to be able to check. I got used to it on my BMWs.
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I have installed mine and I really like it. The hardest part was running the wire back to the plug and that was easy. The only fault I can find is in direct sun it is a little hard to read (sun over your right shoulder). 6th looks like 8 but at least I'm not looking for 7th. That is a minor problem to me.
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Hipshot? Was it a true plug in? Can you post a link where you found it?

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It was a true plug in. Goes into the diagnostic plug under the seat. The plug has a cap on it. You simply remove the plug and connect the Gipro. I found it on Ebay for 145 shipped. You can query Gipro or Healtech. I attached it just to the right of the speedo on the black plastic and under the attachment plug.
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Any pics? I'd like to see what this looks like when it's in place.
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Sorry but I have no pics. Too old to learn how to post them. The display unit is only about 1" high, 5/8" wide and 3/8" thick. Very easy to find a place to attach cause it's so small. I really enjoy it, it's a good farkle.
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Somebody has some pics posted.
Maybe it was MackDaddy? He
has a highly modified V with lots
of farkles. Yeah, on the 'Farkle
Fest' thread:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ight=MackDaddy

Look at the bottom of this page for pics of the gear indicator:
http://public.fotki.com/mackdaddy/va...rsys/nov-2008/
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Awesome. Thanks!
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10" short?

I installed the Healtech Gipro yesterday..... made an aluminum bracket and used the plastic rivet hole for mounting.

I was surprised ..... wire came up somewhat short (about 10")
(I took a pretty clean straight route with the wire along the bike harness under tank)
It would have worked but other cables and wires were hitting it when the steering was turned back and forth.
So I soldered and heat shrinked about another 10" of wire into it (then wrapped with electrical tape along the wire)... now much cleaner install!!!!

Thinking my crossover added some extra length. Plugs in on the right side of the bike and if I mounted the unit on the right hand side .... I would have gained a few inches (not 10" however)

Now just to give it a try !!!!
9" of snow is on the way........ (grrrrrrr)

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Very good installation pic, Poochar.
(I see you have one of the extremely
rare, 8 speed models, LOL)

Is this the same company that makes
the speedo healer?
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Looking for someone that has installed the Healtech Gipro gear indicator. I pm'd Macdaddy but didn't get a response. $144 is a little expensive but I think it would be a nice addition to the V. I would like to get one and put it just to the right of the instrument cluster if it is small enough. Does it work for you? Does it have any problems or shortcomings? Where did you mount it?
So sorry about that HipShot! I thought I responded to your PM. I don't make it on this forum very often anymore.

Sounds as though you got things squared away. Nice unit, eh?!

Take care,
Jim
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MackDaddy, you did respond to my pm and I appreciate it. I like the unit. It's easy to install and does what it should. Happy riding.
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Sure is nice and neat.
Thinking maybe for next mod for my V.
For now still thinking 70km/h at 3000rpm, 90km/h at 4000 rpms at 6th gear.

Thanks for the pictures
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Pic Whore...

I do like poochar's mounting much better (i.e. I'm stealing his idea!) HaHaHaha...










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Don't stop there

Now it they would just make a digital temperature
gauge like that, switchable F/C...

BTW, how does the gear indicator attach,
sticky back? And is 'zero' gear neutral?
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Yep, 3M adhesive backed, and "0" is neutral.
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post #20 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 08:30 AM
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Thanks.

I guess I should have bought a seven-speed
bike, since I seem to keep trying to go there...
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