MikeC said:So is the tach...but it's a nice feature.
Well thanks for the info so far guys.ckspeedr1 said:
I totally agree with your statement and I think maybe the gear indicator is more a way of taking "one more thing to remember" out of the riding equation rather than an essential tool. I can see where a gear indicator could be very useful in that sense. IMO, anything that helps uncomplicate things, even a little thing like remembering what gear you're in, is a good thing.A gear indicator is useless. You are either in the right gear or not. What number that gear is is irrelevant.
I think there is about 5 wires that you need to solder it. http://www.riderstation.com/riderstations/DG8appchart.html . it's accurate, takes a less than a second to display what gear it's in.WTVa said:Well thanks for the info so far guys.
Yeah how accurate is it and how much work to wire it up ? I also would prefer the blue one.
I think this would be a cool gadget is why I was thinking about getting one.
As far as once you get to know your bike more you won't use it much is true to0, just neat to be able to look down and know what gear your in and yes I am a new rider so any bit helps ;D
Well said.............TheWraith said:You're all missing the point. The point being, the product is a novelty. A conversation piece. Fluff. It does aid in the ever embarrassing "searching for 7th gear" event that we all do from time to time, but little more than that is a stretch. It's a pretty little LED application that's as useful as spending money to have your bike chromed out, or your wheels painted, or any other frivolous expense pertaining to a motorcycle. It's eye candy. Nobody is suggesting the product has real performance benefits.
My point was it is not essential - just like a gas gauge is not essential but nice to have. I don't look at the tach at all when I'm in the twisties - just rely on the feel of the bike.Squid Killer said:A tack is a very useful thing on a sportbike. In fact its the only thing needed on the track besides temp guage. A tach can be used to figure out where a bike pulls the hardest or has a flat spot.
A gear indicator is useless. You are either in the right gear or not. What number that gear is is irrelevant.