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Offline Zevk

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Universal gear shift indicator advice
« on: 13 September, 2019, 11:51:57 AM »
Hi fellow riders

Anyone install one of these devices pictured below?

Universal gear shift indicators



I dont want to spend 89 euro for the pzracing plug n play indicator

Interested to know where you attached the magnets and if a bracket is required?

« Last Edit: 14 September, 2019, 09:57:05 AM by Admin »

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #1 on: 13 September, 2019, 01:23:43 PM »
What happens when you make three dabs at the lever to find neutral, or if you mis-shift between 2nd and 3rd as often happens. How does this magnet (position) deal fix that? I always thought that this is why GiPro used revs and speed to compute the position via the resulting ratio.

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #2 on: 13 September, 2019, 09:49:51 PM »
I really dont know how accurate the device is...

I think if the magnets are accurately placed it should work?

But it may have some false readings

I would like to hear from riders who have installed this type of gpi for feedback if possible...

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #3 on: 14 September, 2019, 08:08:16 AM »
You get what you pay for, seems silly cheap to me
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #4 on: 14 September, 2019, 10:18:44 AM »
A chum bought a bike with one of these gadgets, his monitors front wheel speed to rpm's, has to be manually set up & calibrated.

Gear indicator was fitted to Tiger cubs back in the 1950's, big help for new riders back then, there was none of this intense training they get nowadays. Boys just bought a bike at 16 year old & wobbled off, any size you liked, wasn't until 1960 when the 250cc limit came in for learners.
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #5 on: 14 September, 2019, 10:26:49 AM »
Yes,  I've got the expensive one.  OK and the cheap one, not worth the postage.  (put one on the track bike,  wished I'd not wasted the money)
Don't bother, the China one didn't work out of the box and as stated get what you pay for. OR DON't.


The expensive one works but IMO the LED's are not bright enough in the daylight.     
Last ride, I noticed I never reconnected mine.   Of all the mod's I've done, the least bang for the buck.   (i've done a lot of mod's)
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #6 on: 14 September, 2019, 02:17:53 PM »
Thanks for all the advice!
I will give the inexpensive gpi a miss and save my pennies


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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #7 on: 14 September, 2019, 04:57:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
Thanks for all the advice!
I will give the inexpensive gpi a miss and save my pennies
Do you really need one?
Its a serious question. I thought it was cool to have when I bought my 16, but in real life I hardly ever look at it. Never realised it but after all these years I tend to keep track in my head and occasionally still catch myself counting when I shift  :027:
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #8 on: 14 September, 2019, 10:24:43 PM »
The only reason is for the final top gear...
I often search for another gear at higher speeds...!
All the other gears 1-5, are intuitive and I wouldnt even bother looking...

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #9 on: 15 September, 2019, 12:04:46 AM »
I definitely use this feature on my KTM and would like to have it on my Tiger. I'm an old intuitive rider and never thought I'd need to be reminded of which gear I'm in. Until I found myself in that 4-5-6 range with traffic, 18 wheelers, noise and road rumble. If I knew I could see it when needed I'd pay $40-$50 to add it. However, I'm not interested in a hard-to-see LED, or a bling-ish glow-in-the-dark add-on. The real tech-solution is going to come from the guy who sells me a dongle that plugs into my ECU port and maps the gear position onto my existing dash! Then we'd be cooking with gas!