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papasmurf78

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papasmurf78 says:

is it worth it

i am thinking of putting a led gear indicator on my blade

is it worth it has anyone done this and found a benifit or is it just a waste of time and money 

 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

gear?

With a bike like yours i would keep my eyes on the road ahead and not looking down at a gear indicator.I must admit i`ve always felt for a higher gear when already in top.I`ve fitted a flasher warning buzzer to stop me leaving the flashers on and also stopping me keep pressing them off when their already off and also i don`t have to look down.:smile

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papasmurf78

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papasmurf78 says:

its more of

just an idea im still getting use to the bike but

i keep going for gears that aint there like 7th

or popping down one two many and scaring myself

just wondered if people found them a help or hinderance

 

also was told a screen brace might help stop mirror wobble slightly is this another waste of money or should i invest

will it fit ok around a steering dampner???

thanks for any advice

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smidget

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smidget says:

papasmurf

I'd say no, you'll eventually get used to how the bike sounds and feels in each gear, but then that' my opinion.


At what speeds do the mirrors vibrate.

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ally600

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ally600 says:

any usable tool on your bike

has got to help, im always looking for another top gear that doesnt exist and on a couple of occasions came crashing down the box and hit first instead of the intended second, heart in mouth stuff when i got back on the beans:lol::ph43r:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I'd say no

But I'm glad it's not just me looking for an extra top gear.

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HANNspreeGirl

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Gear display

I put an Acumen on my CBR and it certainly stops you looking for 7th gear, it also helps you to locate the correct gear for an over take rather than just kicking it down a couple and finding you are still a few RPM below the power band after you have already pulled out.

For those that say 'keep your eyes on the road', mine is located just near the speedo (photo attached), something I glance at often!, and because of the illuminated nature of the gear display, I can see it in my peripheral vision when I look at my speedo.

Put it somewhere close to your clocks and you will see it every time you check your speed, having used one for over a year now I would say it's a great add on that helps you always make sure you are in the right gear for the situation you are approaching without having to guess.

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fuzzrr

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fuzzrr says:

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I've had them on my last three gixers and on the Triumph as standard.
Im in the process of getting an '06 zxr636, which doesnt have one...... And Yes, I was looking down to see what gear I was in.

You just get used to using it. And not going for the 7th gear that aint there..... It's also handy for  other things..... which I cant talk about on here.:wink:

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mattdaytona

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mattdaytona says:

I find

on roads I do regularly I do indeed manage by the feel and sound of the engine.  When I'm on less familiar terrain (most of the time now) too many things distract me and I can't as easily correlate the feel of the bike.  Then I find the indicator useful.

Matt

 

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