(heated grips, variable heat controller, heat grip on/off, a couple of 12volt power outlets, driving lights, GPS, battery tender, a couple of power relays, etc.)Holy sh!t, what did you do to your bike?
After going thru the manual a couple of dozen times I have no need now. Memory is a wonderful thing. And if memory might fail me while on the road I can get the info I need online with my phone.and with that many electrical things in there, where do you keep your user's manual?
I will admit, unlike five years ago, there are better ways today.My bike has about 100 less wires in that underseat compartment.
In stick shift cars you have the gear indicated by the position of the stick. On a bike you can't tell by the shifter position.Has anyone here ever had the need for a gear indicator in their car?.
That's what I do, just keep the RPM's where I want them so that must mean I'm in the right gear. Usually I know but I do occasionally wonder whether I'm in 2nd or 1st as I round a 90 degree turn, but if I'm not 100% sure, I just go easy on letting out the clutch and it becomes pretty obvious real quick and I adjust accordingly if my speed demands it.In stick shift cars you have the gear indicated by the position of the stick. On a bike you can't tell by the shifter position.
Having said that, I just ride the bike keeping the RPM in a comfort zone and shift up or down to keep it there. I down shift to a stop so I'm always in first before my feet go down. I know I'm in 6th gear when the speed needle is more right than the tach needle. The gears in between are just there to keep the bike in the correct powerband so it does not matter what their numbers are.
Some (most) mid-engined cars I've had that used cable shifters had the stick return to the centre position after I selected a gear. The one sequential transmission I've had in a car did that too. But I understand that those are probably rare exceptions.In stick shift cars you have the gear indicated by the position of the stick.