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axman88

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Reply #15 on: November 01, 2019, 10:18:32 pm
https://kosonorthamerica.com/product/tnt-04-multifunction-meter/
I had this on my Yamaha. It calculates the gear via RPM vs MPH.

Thanks for sharing the link, an interesting gadget.  It has it's own sensor to measure turns of the wheel for calculating velocity, and senses ignition pulses to calculate RPMs via it's own sensor wires.  Then, as you said, gives gearbox position via internal calculation after calibrating in learn mode.  So, truly independent of the mechanical and electrical systems of the bike, other than requiring power.  You could even use it on something like a C5, which has a mechanical speedo and provides no tachometer hookup, although the C5's ECU knows what rpm the engine is turning via the crank position sensor.

Seems pricey at $299, but I'm sure a lot less expensive than getting all the required hardware and software together from scratch.


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Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 06:55:59 am
Sorry people, constantly getting errors when posting a reply.


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Reply #17 on: November 05, 2019, 07:23:10 am
Maybe I missed it but can someone tell me which gear indicator do you recommend for the Interceptor please?


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Reply #18 on: December 04, 2019, 01:37:13 pm
Hello all, thought you might like to see the small dashboard I made for my gear indicator. Three attempts before I was happy. I am really happy with my Interceptor. Done a few mods now.
I live in Cyprus, not a lot of rain during the year. As far as i know, I have the only one in Cyprus.

Hello Broher, can you please share details on how you connected the indicator?  The wiring diagram?  This looks awesome!!  Kudos to you


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Reply #19 on: December 07, 2019, 08:13:25 am
Hi Everybody
In case anybody is interested I have had this info re the Interceptor from Healtech


....This kit should work great with your bike, part no.:
GPXT + GPX-U01

It requires tapping 4 wires (power, ground, speed signal, rpm signal) with the supplied quick wire-tap connectors .
Here is the install manual:
https://www.healtech-electronics.com/docs/GPX-U01_InstallGuide_en.pdf

For pricing and ordering information, please contact the distributor in your country:
  www.healtech-electronics.com/wheretobuy


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Reply #20 on: December 09, 2019, 08:24:38 am
I don't need no flippin' gear indicator.  If the engine is lugging and lurching or won't rev any higher or I just need more power or zip it's time to shift.  It isn't rocket science.


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Reply #21 on: December 09, 2019, 03:55:03 pm
I wonder if these "figure it out by dividing rpm by vehicle speed" gadgets don't get confused if you are coasting in neutral and blip the throttle?


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Reply #22 on: December 09, 2019, 04:13:28 pm
Jimku , you stole the words right out of my mouth. I don't have time to look at pie charts and graphs to work out which gear I need, simply feel and listen,  the old gal tells you whether she's happy or not.


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Reply #23 on: December 09, 2019, 07:53:08 pm
I wonder if these "figure it out by dividing rpm by vehicle speed" gadgets don't get confused if you are coasting in neutral and blip the throttle?

It does but it's not like that's really a problem. It also stops working when you are stopped.


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Reply #24 on: December 09, 2019, 09:36:00 pm
I'd say that there's at least a 50% chance the 650 ECU is already setup to read gear voltage and display it?

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Reply #25 on: December 09, 2019, 10:04:13 pm
Jimku , you stole the words right out of my mouth. I don't have time to look at pie charts and graphs to work out which gear I need, simply feel and listen,  the old gal tells you whether she's happy or not.
Yeah, some people just love gadgets.  I'm working on a butt-indicator to tell the rider his butt is in the saddle.
 
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Reply #26 on: December 09, 2019, 10:34:51 pm
Yeah, some people just love gadgets.  I'm working on a butt-indicator to tell the rider his butt is in the saddle.
 

I thought that cars already had that feature and I believe some of them measure your weight to verify that you are heavy enough to sit in the front seat.  ::)
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Reply #27 on: December 10, 2019, 07:37:23 am
I thought that cars already had that feature and I believe some of them measure your weight to verify that you are heavy enough to sit in the front seat.  ::)
Yeah, my Kia has those ... to inform you that the air bag is active when someone is sitting in the passenger seat.  Maybe we need seat belts and air bags on motorcycles?


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Reply #28 on: December 10, 2019, 01:54:36 pm
Yeah, my Kia has those ... to inform you that the air bag is active when someone is sitting in the passenger seat.  Maybe we need seat belts and air bags on motorcycles?

Like a Honda Gold Wing?   ::)
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Reply #29 on: December 10, 2019, 05:48:35 pm
When running through the gears, up down up down, sometimes I lose track of which one I'm in. A six speed makes that worse because there's less to distinguish one from the next. Who cares if you are in third or fourth, but there have been a few times when I attempted to shift to seventh. Harley solved this by having a 6th gear indicator light. It saves wear on your boot toe.