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Old 11-17-2012, 05:18 PM
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All this talk of microprocessors has my head spinning. Seems to be a great idea, but how does one get started building a gear shift indicator type thing. I have no experience with this type of electrical projects. How does a novice learn to do this?
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If you have experience with hobby electronics then a great deal of your battle is already won. Download manual1 and manual3 from the PICAXE.COM site and you will get a feel for how to write simple code for some simple projects. Simple projects are relatively easy to turn into other, more useful projects. The PICAXE.COM forum is a very friendly and helpful place for those times that you get stuck.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:28 PM
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Default plug and play gear indicator

I'm not savy with electrical but I found this: Gear Indicator Pro DS for DL650 V-Strom 04-11 - Electrical - Dual-Sport/ADV Parts - SoloMotoParts.com - Motorcycle Parts, Accessories and Gear
Will probably add this to the '07 Wee I think I'm going to buy Monday
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I'm not savy with electrical but I found this: Gear Indicator Pro DS for DL650 V-Strom 04-11 - Electrical - Dual-Sport/ADV Parts - SoloMotoParts.com - Motorcycle Parts, Accessories and Gear
Will probably add this to the '07 Wee I think I'm going to buy Monday
Compare prices though... I built one for about $25...my 6th gear indicator will be slightly cheaper too... Plus it's fun to make stuff yourself
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Sure. No problem. I will just add a few lines of code that make the presently connected LEG16 have a voltage on it that can power an LED whenever the bike in in 6th gear. Easy change. Also, if you elected to leave the 7 seg display completely off the new rig things would still work fine for the LEG16/6th gear thing.

Let me know if you are interested and I will fire up the candles in the lab.
That would be awesome Voltar!

I would omit the display and only have the led on it... It would be fairly simple I think... Thanks for the help!

Looking forward to another Voltar project to dink with this winter!
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$160!!!! I raising my prices!

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I'm not savy with electrical but I found this: Gear Indicator Pro DS for DL650 V-Strom 04-11 - Electrical - Dual-Sport/ADV Parts - SoloMotoParts.com - Motorcycle Parts, Accessories and Gear
Will probably add this to the '07 Wee I think I'm going to buy Monday
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$160!!!! I raising my prices!
That price tag is one of the reasons I made one via your instructions!

Home made is more rewarding too!
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Default gear shift indicator

Hi Check out EBay SBS Moto US 29.00

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Hi Check out EBay SBS Moto US 29.00
I couldn't find any $29 gear indicator....
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Are you referring to item number 290766506296 on ebay?

After much googling and ebaying i found what you were talking about...it is only $30, but you also have to wire in and install sensors on your shift lever and the motor or somewhere that a magnet can pass by it to know what gear it's in...

there are even cheaper ones i found using the same magnet technology...some were only $18...they are all from china as far as i could tell...i would be suspect of the actual quality of parts you would get...
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:25 AM
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Does anyone know a way to create an "air speed" indicator by mounting an anemometer somewhere on the bike or top of the helmet, and connecting the gauge to a digital readout on the dash, perhaps by Bluetooth?

That would give a correct indication of the combination of forward movement and either headwind or tailwind, another essential piece of information.
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