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Gear position indicator, anybody have one?

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Installed one unit for 09 model and still working with a miss. Not the same model as mine is wired unit not plug and play.

Good to have the numbers in front as it takes away some stress while riding.
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I've had that brand since 2010. Still working fine just plug-n-play..


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How and where dose this plug and play with or into?
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How and where dose this plug and play with or into?
I have the same question!
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How and where dose this plug and play with or into?

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Find the BLACK, 4-pole male diagnostic connector (KDS), usually near the ECU
box. Normally it has a “dummy” female plug (without wires) attached to it. Vulcan 900 / VN900: under right side frame cover
Other models: under seat (rider or pillion)
Note: You may find TWO of this connector on your bike. In this case, try both connectors, but only one of them will supply data to the GIpro. It will not harm your bike if you connect the GIpro to the wrong plug first.
Remove the dummy female plug, and connect the GIpro plug.
Route the cable to the mounting location.
Peel off the green plastic from the back of the unit, and mount the display. Secure the cable with the cable ties supplied.

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I have had one of those mounted on my bike for 2 or 3 years with 0 problems.
I also have a Speedy's GPS mount so I built a bracket on there to hold it.

Here it is on my workbench while making the bracket.



Here is a pic of the entire assembly on my bike.
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The plug for attaching this is located just behind the battery on the throttle side of the bike. I struggled to find it at first as their is a rubber plug in the spot to keep dirt and water out.

I like having the gauge there so I can just glance down, rather than having to count shifts or do a conversion based on RPM's. The only part I do not like is that it only will register your gear when the clutch is not engaged. So if you are cruising along in 5th, and need to turn onto a side road at10-15mph in 2nd gear, and just pull in the clutch and shift down several gears, rather than 1 at a time, it will not show each shift down till you release the clutch.

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Yep got one as well.
Never searched for 7th again!

Make sure you pull all the loose cable forward so you have room to move the gear indicator around the dash area for your perfect location.



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Heres where it plugs into.....


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Gear position indicator, anybody have one?

That is a different location than on my 2012 Versys

My is located between battery and toolkit and not outside the frame like your is.


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That is a different location than on my 2012 Versys

My is located between battery and toolkit and not outside the frame like your is.


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Installed on my V.


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I ordered the gipro-ds (red). It's coming in today. I'll be definitely reviewing the images to see how to install and possible locations on where to install on the bike.
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Installed on my V.

Oh dude...so close to where mine is

Also I have a HealTech Shift Light Pro with a diffuser I made:

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very much enjoy mine and my "dashboard" as well

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Waste of money. I can count
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I've got one.
Do I need one?
No.

Is it nice to have?
Absolutely!

I fully agree with all of HAWKSHOT99's comments on the matter.

I've been meaning to duplicate his bracket for a few years now, great idea.


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Shows the limits of your intelligence, pretty much zero
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Shows the limits of your intelligence, pretty much zero
I counted to TWO!
Come on Aus you have never TRIED to upshift into 7th, even once?
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