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Hey guys, promised to put a little post of the install of my gear indicator. The installation was done by my dealer together with the first service. Told him I didnt wanna have the Indicator to much in the line of sight for optical reasons, I want to keep the bike nice and clean.
So he installed it on the frame. Don't know what to think of it but where to otherwise...?

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I'm thinking of having one of those too, not sure about that location but as you say there aren't many places it could naturally go - I wanted it next to the dial but don't think it can go there.
 

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Hey guys, promised to put a little post of the install of my gear indicator. The installation was done by my dealer together with the first service. Told him I didnt wanna have the Indicator to much in the line of sight for optical reasons, I want to keep the bike nice and clean.
So he installed it on the frame. Don't know what to think of it but where to otherwise...?

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Is you indicator working properly? Is it GPDS-D02-Red C08 ? I have had mine installed and it did not work. They sent me a second unit and I still am having problems. Do you have standard exhaust? I have high termi with an upmap key and am wondering if that might be causing the issue.
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BTW: I attached the new unit to the side of my brake reservoir. I really like it there. If only it worked correctly!!
 

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Maybe on the next model year they'll include one. I find myself as well looking for seventh too frequently, have gotten in the habit of counting in my head now and also looking at the speed/revs as well in 6th.
 

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Maybe on the next model year they'll include one. I find myself as well looking for seventh too frequently, have gotten in the habit of counting in my head now and also looking at the speed/revs as well in 6th.
5 and 6 is so short i'm always mistaken there. If i'm in 6th I wanna go 7 and when im in 5 im counting down from 6 and find myself shifting down to 1th doing 30km/h :rolleyes::oops:. I need a gear indicator can not do without!
 

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5 and 6 is so short i'm always mistaken there. If i'm in 6th I wanna go 7 and when im in 5 im counting down from 6 and find myself shifting down to 1th doing 30km/h :rolleyes::oops:. I need a gear indicator can not do without!
I think after seeing this thread I may look into one to add as well. I've had them on so many others that you get spoiled for sure when its missing.
 

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Is you indicator working properly? Is it GPDS-D02-Red C08 ? I have had mine installed and it did not work. They sent me a second unit and I still am having problems. Do you have standard exhaust? I have high termi with an upmap key and am wondering if that might be causing the issue.
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Steve

BTW: I attached the new unit to the side of my brake reservoir. I really like it there. If only it worked correctly!!
Indeed its not doing 100% what it should I have noticed today :confused:. I'm gonna contact my dealer about this!
 

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Brand and make: Its saying Heal Tech, DS-series.

Didn't get the box or something. Just got it installed. :oops:

But wait with buying it. Its not working 100%. I'll keep u informed!
 

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Indeed its not doing 100% what it should I have noticed today :confused:. I'm gonna contact my dealer about this!

Brand and make: Its saying Heal Tech, DS-series. Didn't get the box or something. Just got it installed. :oops:
I have the same model with the newest firmware. Mine shows the digit (gear #) and then it turns into a dash "-". I have been working with heattech( the manufacturer) and they don't have a good handle on it yet. They are very responsive and are really trying to help. The software developer is Norbert and he believes he will need to add some coding.

I have had this same unit(different firmware) on my SF848 and it was very helpful or reassuring when coming into fast turns etc. The scrambler is a much more forgiving bike and I find it is not really important to have the indicator. It would be nice but you can put this bike into 4th gear and it still pulls well from 15+ MPH. If you need to debug it and want to see which firmware that is installed, you must do a reset and then repeat the process (turn power on and off 6 times) again. It will then read C** My firmware(8) reads C08. After viewing the firmware I found the unit behave worse than before.
 

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Contacted my dealer. Hes gonna install one on the demo bike and have a look whats wrong with it.
 

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Your nuts, I would not want to pay that sort of money just for a gear indicator!
I am nuts.. Buying a Ducati requires it. Anyway, I feel that having a gear indicator is more important than a time clock. It is just as important as a fuel gauge. So it should have been a basic component in ALL motorcycles.
 

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I am nuts.. Buying a Ducati requires it. Anyway, I feel that having a gear indicator is more important than a time clock. It is just as important as a fuel gauge. So it should have been a basic component in ALL motorcycles.
I can take it or leave it but I will say it should have been included. Especially as the dash has so much un-used blank space anyway and it not like it's expensive technology. Suzuki had it on their bikes back in the seventies. Not bothered about fuel gauges either but I do like extra trip mile recorders and I set to zero after a re-fuel.
 

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Glad you have mentioned
Brand and make: Its saying Heal Tech, DS-series.

Didn't get the box or something. Just got it installed. :oops:

But wait with buying it. Its not working 100%. I'll keep u informed!
Glad you have mentioned it anyway as I was thinking of ordering one - I'll await the outcome of yours!
 

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I am nuts.. Buying a Ducati requires it. Anyway, I feel that having a gear indicator is more important than a time clock. It is just as important as a fuel gauge. So it should have been a basic component in ALL motorcycles.
Nuts in the sense of wanting to pay an extra $500 for it. No, a Fuel gauge and a gear indicator had to be included as a standard on the bike.
 
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