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post #1 of 2 Old 09-27-2013, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Gear indicator maintenance?

So my gear indicator sometimes isn't quite as responsive. It's like I know I've shifted to a different gear, but the indicator takes a little to catch up... Either I have to wait till the vibrations of the bike sort it out or I have to jiggle the shift lever.

Is there a switch I need to clean or adjust?

Also, with the engine not running, is the gear indicator supposed to function or is it supposed to stay a flat line all the time?

Is the switch for the gear indicator the same switch for the green "N" light or is there a separate switch for that one?

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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The gear position switch is below the front sprocket. If the contacts get dirty, the resistance in the circuit can change, causing a false reading. If the ignition is on, a gear should be displayed.

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