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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #10 on: 15 September, 2019, 07:01:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
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...

I see the point, I've had my TS for 5 years so know what gear it's in by rpm/speed. It's only M'ways that really matters, mine's on 5k rpm at 76mph I know I'm in top.
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #11 on: 15 September, 2019, 08:43:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
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:

I always considered a gear indicator to be unnecessary. However now I have one, I agree that no longer looking for 7th gear and checking the gear after an unexpected stop in town, makes it a useful facility to have  :028:

FWIW: Buddies I know with the cheap crappy Chinese gear indicators, say they work just fine, for when actually needed (6th gear & in town).
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #12 on: 16 September, 2019, 12:47:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
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...

Top gear I hear ya, BUT give it a little time.
Note the speeds at 5k, 6k.    Also listen to the sound of the bike.

For the track bike it's a huge deal getting the right gear going into a corner for a decent exit.  On the street not so much.

I cruise at 5k all day long, if memory serves that's about 70 or was it 80.   :034:
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #13 on: 16 September, 2019, 01:08:48 AM »
The gear indicator on my Vespa works great especially since I re-enamelled the indents.

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #14 on: 16 September, 2019, 05:04:07 AM »
I could really use one on my '07. Most of my riding is on my Harley bagger, where max torque is at about 4,000 rpms. Shifting at about 3000 is the norm. IT WILL LET YOU KNOW when the rpms get too high  :745:

On the Tiger, especially with a full face helmet on, I could be in 2, 3, 4 at any given road speed... feels/sounds the same to me  :027:

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #15 on: 16 September, 2019, 09:20:24 AM »
For the track bike it's a huge deal getting the right gear going into a corner for a decent exit.  On the street not so much.

Would never use a gear indicator on the track, too busy.
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #16 on: 16 September, 2019, 04:07:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by TCC [+]
The gear indicator on my Vespa works great especially since I re-enamelled the indents.

Whats the 1.5 gear for  :001:
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #17 on: 17 September, 2019, 12:39:50 AM »
Unless you can demonstrate unwavering passion for both Lambrettas and Vespas alas, I cannot say.

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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #18 on: 17 September, 2019, 07:58:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by TCC [+]
Unless you can demonstrate unwavering passion for both Lambrettas and Vespas alas, I cannot say.

Never liked those little wheels or the balance resulting from poor weight distribution  :110:
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Re: Universal gear shift indicator advice
« Reply #19 on: 17 September, 2019, 08:08:33 AM »
See those old uk reg 2T scoots all over Europe, up in the alps riding the passes, no problem.

Couple of years ago, we met approx. 40 of them at Zeebrugge port, they'd been on a 1,100 mile round trip to a rally in Germany with only one breakdown fixed & caught up with the group. One had a huge suitcase strapped to the back, these boys were not youngsters, more like in their 50's.
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