Gear Indicator - GSXR.com
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By jaydaman17
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
Novice
 
jaydaman17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 73
Garage
Gear Indicator

Anybody have any good experience with installing a gear indicator? I see a few cheap ones on amazon for like 20 bucks and theres also one for 150 (Which i am not looking to spend close to that), just want to know if anybody has had any good experience with installing/buying the product and if so what product.

2005 GSX-R600
- Full system Yoshimura Exhaust
- PCV
- K&N Air Filter
jaydaman17 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 09:33 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Winchester Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Winchester Ky
Posts: 7,962
Garage
I don't, but I will say that I like the gear indicator much more than I would have thought.

I am a ward of the state.
Winchester Boy is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Novice
 
jaydaman17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 73
Garage
Yeah a buddy of mine just bought a zx6r from his friend as his first bike and I was lookin at it and i was like, oh shit, thats a gear indicator lol. He didnt even know he had it (hes still learning how to ride). But seems like it would be a pretty awesome thing to have.
Winchester Boy likes this.

2005 GSX-R600
- Full system Yoshimura Exhaust
- PCV
- K&N Air Filter
jaydaman17 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 11:14 AM
Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 924
I had one of the expensive ones that would occasionally misread second and third. The seller of the unit said it was because of the wear on my shifter sensor. He cheerfully refunded my money. The problem is that if you think you are in third, but you are really in second, a downshift drops you to first, and can slide you tire if you don't realize which gear you are going to. I also tried the cheapies that use a sensor attached to the shift pedal, and two magnets on a bracket. Same type of problem, only caused by any extra movement of the shift lever. If you feel the gear isn't all the way, and shift it in again, it reads as another shift. The only way back is back to 1st or 6th, and start over. I removed them both. I would like to have a shift indicator, but one that reads wrong is worse than none. If you want to try one, buy the plug and play expensive one. If you shift sensor is good, it should work. I've gone back to speaking the shifts in my helmet.
bobl is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 07:17 PM
Pro Racer
 
JFM GSXR 750's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NEW YORK STATE ORANGE COUNTY
Posts: 3,323
Thumbs up

I had a gear indicator on my old 1985 Honda Sabre. Loved it. Not really necessary on the street. But on the track, once you have ridden with a bike that has it, you can't go back. The shifts are much quicker on the track and it helps to know what gear you are in. My 07 7 Fiddy
has it and I love it!!!!
JFM GSXR 750 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 08:54 PM
Novice
 
Red Ripper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Tahoe Westshore
Posts: 85
I have an K5 600 with various mods. Installed a Healtech GiPro with TRE. Works flawlessly, large bright display, plug and play. Definitely noticed a better low/mid rpm pull. I don't have a gear indicator and never thought it was a big deal on the street. I wanted the TRE for better performance and it works well, but the Gi really helps me out on the track...added bonus!
Red Ripper is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 06:44 AM
Squid
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 4
hi, i thought i'd bump this thread to see if anyone has any suggestions on gear indicators.
I've got an 04 gsxr 600
thanks,
Simon
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Pro Racer
 
Chuckster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,537
https://www.healtech-electronics.com...ts/gipro/gpdt/

The GI Pro is the gold standard. But interesting that their website has ZERO US distributors and even Sportbike Track Gear shows them all out of stock. I found them on Amazon though.....
Chuckster is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 10:23 AM
Squid
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 4
many thanks!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the GSXR.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome