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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 1st February 2019, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap digital gear indicator reviewed

My last bargain gear indicator was $5 and came straight from China. It used a magnet glued to the shift lever and a couple of sensors. It looked great and usually even displayed the correct gear. Mickey Mouse all the way but had to give it a try. Got tired of that and started looking around knowing I didn't want to spend $150 or more on a gear indicator.

The sub $40 (delivered price) unit I recently purchased plugs into the ECU to get the current gear. Comes complete with a Suzuki face plate. Search EBay for "Bike Gear Indicator Red LED for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom DL1000 GSX650F GSF650". The brand is "Edge" and it's available on Amazon for a few dollars more. There are different versions so check for proper application. Due to weather I haven't done a full road test but did start the engine and shift up and down. It works!

I have a weakness for gizmos so check the picture and see my digital voltmeter, SAE to USB adapter that disconnects and doubles as a charging point and my superbike bar kit. You can't see the Yellow Box Speedo Recalibrator unit that resides in the tail and does a superb job.
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You might consider a MultiBot if you want one device that does all of that.

It uses the first digit of the speedo as gear position indicator, and you can swap between showing temp and showing voltage instead. You can also adjust speedo with it (although not odo - the speedo reads very high stock, the odo is pretty good, this lets you fix speedo without screwing up odo).
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Hey Tom,

Been scanning for options for changing the bars on my SV1000s. Noticed your pic here.
Did you do buy the top yoke kit from and do it yourself?
After reading up on it, looks like I may need to get it done by a professional.
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