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I found a connector on the left side which has blue, pink and black white.


But it doesn't look like the connector that comes with the GIPro.
The GIPro is triangular, where as the OEM one is rectangular.


Any ideas?
Is this the right connector?
Perhaps the GIPro version I got wasn't designed for a 2011 ABS V-Strom?
 

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I have a GIpro. It has a rectangular connector. It fits on the white connector in the center of the picture.

 

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I have a GIpro. It has a rectangular connector. It fits on the white connector in the center of the picture.
Thanks for trying to help.

I'm starting to think the GIPro have at least two versions of their gear indicator product ("ATRE").

Because the instructions in the box clearly say "Look for a pink/blue/black-white connector".
It is hard to see the exact shape of your connector, but the one I have on my bike is more of a 2x2 square.

If I'm not mistaken the pink wire is the one that carries the voltage signal of the current gear.
I read your other posts on this subject in this forum, and never understood why GIPro need to connect to the dealer mode connector. Maybe they started that way and moved to a much simpler (and cheaper) design?
They only need to need to manipulate (read and modify) the voltage on the pink wire to get all their functions working. Really no need to have any complex ECU communication for that.
The ECU just gets a different "fake 4th gear" voltage level for the ATRE.
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This thread (very old! from 2006) clearly shows a triangular connector on the left side:
http://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-modifications-performance/6269-gi-pro-installation.html




My connector has the same wires but looks much different -it is 2X2, one 'port' is unused and has a black filling.
 

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You don't want an ATRE GIpro on a 650. It's the 1000 that has restricted gears other than 4th. The DS is the type to get. The ATRE does nothing for the 650 and is more expensive.

Have you even tried using the dealer mode connector? It's a direct plug in for the GIPro DS my ABS bike and works like a charm. It's closer to 1" square than 2". There were major wiring changes from 2006 to 2007 especially for ABS bikes. The dealer mode plug on non ABS models is under the left side cover.
 

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You don't want an ATRE GIpro on a 650. It's the 1000 that has restricted gears other than 4th. The DS is the type to get. The ATRE does nothing for the 650 and is more expensive.

Have you even tried using the dealer mode connector? It's a direct plug in for the GIPro DS my ABS bike and works like a charm. It's closer to 1" square than 2". There were major wiring changes from 2006 to 2007 especially for ABS bikes. The dealer mode plug on non ABS models is under the left side cover.
Indeed I don't want an ATRE - I got that as a present yesterday from a friend. But the instructions state that the ATRE can be disabled.

Can you please confirm that the pink wire in that square 2x2 connector is the GPS voltage?
I will probably sell the present, and instead go back to my original plans with my own display (My "Mk1B").
EDIT: That is I'm going to tap in with a PosiTap.
 

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If you already have a GIPro with ATRE, it will work. I can't tell you for sure the pink wire will read the gear position sensor voltage but it seems likely.
 

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If you already have a GIPro with ATRE, it will work. I can't tell you for sure the pink wire will read the gear position sensor voltage but it seems likely.
Perhaps there is someone with a 2011 Suzuki Manual that can confirm that pink wire?
I guess I can tap in with a Posi-Tap, worst case it is the wrong wire.
If I'm correct then a volt meter should show different voltage levels as I change the gears.
 

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I thought you were talking about a pink wire on the GIPro. The pink wire on the bike is the GPS wire used to determine the gear. The B/W is ground and the blue is the neutral indicator wire.
 

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I thought you were talking about a pink wire on the GIPro. The pink wire on the bike is the GPS wire used to determine the gear. The B/W is ground and the blue is the neutral indicator wire.
Thanks! great. So I didn't waste 1 hour of my time on tearing up the bike for nothing. I had to take off the left side and the whole OEM rack/Coocase rack to get there. I will PosiTap into the pink wire and close everything up.

Sorry for confusing you - the GI Pro has no pink wire. I meant only the stock one.

BTW: the blue wire is a design decision I don't get. Suzuki already know that the bike is neutral, from the pink wire..why have another redundant wire?
 

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It would take another sensor to get neutral from a specific voltage on the pink wire. Then the sensor would have to activate a relay to output a hot wire in neutral. A positive neutral contact in addition to the resistors for the gears in the GPS makes sense. You wouldn't want a dirty contact to take the voltage out of range and shut off the engine because the side stand was down or make the neutral light impossible to light. I'll very occasionally get a 0 (neutral) reading on the GIPro when the bike is in sixth.
 

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It would take another sensor to get neutral from a specific voltage on the pink wire. Then the sensor would have to activate a relay to output a hot wire in neutral. A positive neutral contact in addition to the resistors for the gears in the GPS makes sense. You wouldn't want a dirty contact to take the voltage out of range and shut off the engine because the side stand was down or make the neutral light impossible to light. I'll very occasionally get a 0 (neutral) reading on the GIPro when the bike is in sixth.
OK, I see the rational behind it - Suzuki wanted a firm indicator that doesn't require any special processing.

The Neutral gear has a voltage level (5V) which directly above the 6th gear (4.66V).
0.34V is a big difference - Even with a simple 8-bit ADC, the resolution of sampling is 0.019V (5V/256). 0.34V is 17 times larger than that.
Did you calibrate your GIPro (using Automatic Learn)?
Otherwise, perhaps your GIPro device or gear box are faulty?
If you tap into the pink wire, you can tell what is going on with your bike... :mrgreen:
 

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I just plugged the thing in. I've seen 0 indicated when actually in 6th maybe twice and only in very cold weather. It didn't bother me. I mainly got the thing to have something to do as I never felt I needed it.
 
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