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Title: Gear Indicator
Post by: ToonCBF on 15 April, 2020, 08:14:29 PM
Hi All,

I hope you are all keeping well on "lockdown"

Has anyone fitted a Gear Indicator? If so, what make is best?

I don't necessarily need one, but I think they look cool!!!!

Thanks

Toon
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: Longside on 15 April, 2020, 08:58:41 PM
Hi Toon, as you say I also hope all is well with everyone in these strange times.
Lots of info on the forum as I have searched ‘gear indicator ‘myself.
Some question if cheap ones are the same as expensive, you wouldn’t think so, but I couldn’t find anyone calling the cheap ones, so I have ordered one for £24 on eBay. It doesn’t arrive until the end of May. They all seem to be plug and play, just got to get the wires from front to under the seat on a MK 1, or under the tank on a MK 2, and decide where you want to mount the display.
Some riders question why you would need one, I haven’t had one on any previous bikes, but thought I would give it a go.
Not a lot of help to your question, others will no doubt know more. In the meantime hit the search button at the top of the screen if not already done.
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 15 April, 2020, 08:59:05 PM
........another thing to occupy/engage/distract the brain with  rather than study what's going on in front of you! Old Misery,Southminster,Essex. :431:
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: ToonCBF on 15 April, 2020, 09:15:02 PM
Incorrigible.... Mounted in the right place it will be a glance when checking revs speed etc.,

Bleached your exhausts lately??  :008: :008: :008: :008:

Hope you are well!!

Fergus
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: ToonCBF on 15 April, 2020, 09:16:30 PM
*Originally Posted by Longside [+]
Hi Toon, as you say I also hope all is well with everyone in these strange times.
Lots of info on the forum as I have searched ‘gear indicator ‘myself.
Some question if cheap ones are the same as expensive, you wouldn’t think so, but I couldn’t find anyone calling the cheap ones, so I have ordered one for £24 on eBay. It doesn’t arrive until the end of May. They all seem to be plug and play, just got to get the wires from front to under the seat on a MK 1, or under the tank on a MK 2, and decide where you want to mount the display.
Some riders question why you would need one, I haven’t had one on any previous bikes, but thought I would give it a go.
Not a lot of help to your question, others will no doubt know more. In the meantime hit the search button at the top of the screen if not already done.

Let me know how you get on!!

Thanks
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 15 April, 2020, 09:34:13 PM
Hi Fergus.Hope you are in good order too! No, have kicked the Harpic habit for good! The replacements look great now....Many Thanks to you!
Must try to arrange a suitable meet once we are all allowed out again.
Best Regards,Ed. :031:
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: Shed on 15 April, 2020, 09:35:08 PM
Toon, this type here is cheap & works fine.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/28018195174?iid=382439416327


If you need advice wiring it, check this thread here:


https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,21918.0.html

Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: Longside on 15 April, 2020, 09:39:53 PM
I will.
Also ordered a single LED voltage display from Gammatronix. The company have a very good reputation it seems. That is due around Saturday. Will also comment about that.
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: ToonCBF on 16 April, 2020, 02:38:01 PM
*Originally Posted by iNCORRIGIBLE [+]
Hi Fergus.Hope you are in good order too! No, have kicked the Harpic habit for good! The replacements look great now....Many Thanks to you!
Must try to arrange a suitable meet once we are all allowed out again.
Best Regards,Ed. :031:

Once all this silliness is over we will definitely meet for a cuppa!!!!

Hope you're well!!

Fergus
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: g5guzzi on 16 April, 2020, 09:11:27 PM

PZRacing GearTronic Zero Gear Indicator Suitable for Honda CBF1000 F10 2010

just fitted one of these to my mk2.  £73 the backlight colour is changeable and it
works well. It needs setting up but it is easy to do .

Malc
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: ToonCBF on 17 April, 2020, 01:44:38 PM
Thanks for all the info!! I will let you know when I have taken the plunge!!

Toon
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: Longside on 28 April, 2020, 09:11:50 PM
Gear indicator has arrived, it was £23.26 on eBay.
I have done a temporary fit. Managed to pass the wire under the tank next to the original ones, by sending a single spare wire first, then pulling the new ones through by taping them to it. I had seen this method described on the forum, not sure if I followed them correctly but seems to be good.
Calibrated the indicator with bike on the main stand. Was easy enough to do. Went for a little ride just around the block as I wanted to see it working on the road. All working properly. How much I use it, or how long it lasts only time will tell, but at the moment happy with it.
Also temp fit of charging led. 10mm led, 3 colours, green , yellow and red. Bike showing green when running indicating all is well. Next a permanent fit.
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: Longside on 09 May, 2020, 06:10:16 PM
Made another dash to mount the accessories. I had the gear indicator stuck on top at first, then decided to fit it from underneath to make it look less of a add on, so to speak. Black plastic cut from a car bumper/skirt ( underneath bit at the front), then held in position with two 6mm bolts in the threads already on the bike, as explained by another member on the forum.
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: timbig on 09 May, 2020, 08:40:47 PM
that looks a proper job, a great idea.
Title: Re: Gear Indicator
Post by: Longside on 10 May, 2020, 04:45:17 PM
Thanks. I was thinking by doing it this way if I did anything wrong in cutting or drilling, I could throw it away and start again, which I did, twice. Also it could be removed completely if the time came, and everything would be back to square one.
The gear indicator was plug and play, no wires to cut. The led charging indicator I ran straight from the battery with an in-line fuse, but then added a on /off switch under the pillion seat, so not having to join into any existing wiring, didn’t have that confidence. Only switch it off overnight.