Enabling O/D indicator on wee strom
The way I understand it, Suzuki eliminated the O/D indicator on the wee because 6th is not an overdrive gear, per se, on that bike.
It would not have cost them more to enable it, as the gear selector switch is already in place and connected to the cluster. They could have set up the display to read "6th," but that would have required tooling for an additional bulb lens or LCD, depending upon the year, which would have cost more.
I suspect that I'll be able to perform a simple mod on my 650 that will enable the indicator. There may be components involved or it may simply be necessary to fashion and install a jumper. Unfortunately, I don't have a newer (LCD) 1000 cluster to examine in order to check out the differences. Does anyone have a parts bike with a cluster I could borrow? I will document and photograph the conversion and publish it for everyone's benefit if I'm successful.
Alternatively, someone who has both clusters may be able to install the 1000 cluster in the wee and end up with a functional O/D indicator.
I'm hoping I can make this happen and I'm sure many of you would love to have that top gear indicator!!