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As a noobie, keeping track of which cog I've got at any given point in time has been challenging...but I am getting better ;)

Anyhoo, I know there are kits of gear indicators out there, but I saw this in wandering...Motorcycle Current Gear Indicator.

I am as useless with a soldering iron as I am with a spanner, but maybe the elegance/geekness of this thing might appeal to someone.
 

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Practice counting to 1 to 5 and then back down again. I think they are more of a pozer mod.

Shift by feel.
 

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you will get used to what gear is what by the rpms V speed, i have a gear indicator as stock on my triumph and i dont look at it much anyway.
 

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haha everyone when their learning desires to have a gear indicator on their bike but no one gets one coz its not needed

you just have to get used to the drag and rmps and stuff

as someone above said, try and keep count of how many times you go up/down......helps a fair bit
 
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banana.logic said:
I still don't keep track of which gear I'm in, I just know when to shift and when there aren't any left to shift into.
same, I constantly want an extra gear on the freeway.... 10K seems really high to cruise on :O
 

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dayeve said:
Practice counting to 1 to 5 and then back down again. I think they are more of a pozer mod.

Shift by feel.


Sorry, how many bananas are there in your gearbox again Dave? ;)

Gear indicators are one of those things that you don't really need, and when you don't have one you don't really notice it. However, when your bike does have one, you find that they are nice to have. A bit like a neutral light, really. It's not necessary because if you have any feel for the gearbox at all you should be able to tell when it goes into neutral, but it's nice to have.
 
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