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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 08:26 AM
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Just ordered the GIPro for my '05 GL1800A.... we'll report back as to ease of installation in about 7 - 10 days

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The GIPro installed without a hitch.... simple plug and play and just as simple, calibration. It should only take about 5 minutes to do that part.



Here's the glitch.... it took me about 4 hours since, with backrest and armrests, the taking off the seat and ESPECIALLY putting it back on took awhile. OK... no big deal you might say.... but the '05 GL1800A is packed SO TIGHTLY.. there is very little room to run the cable well enough to hide it and make the install look custom.



Having said all that.... it's a VERY nice add-on.... and super easy to "install"... but all the extraneous stuff is a bit time comsuming. Bottom Line: GET ONE!





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Did you mount indicator above key ???? like I did or did you find a different location.



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Ran out of cable....the '05 didn't have a good spot near the key.... so I had to put it next to the left front speaker...not my choice and I may re-address it later.




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I always seem to know what gear I'm in. Seems like thats part of riding a motorcycle or even driving a performance vehicle with a manual transmission. Seems to me that if I ever need an LED to tell me what gear I'm in on a motorcycle, it might be time to consider another hobby. Maybe when they install the gear indicator they should also install a forward facing camera and video monitor so you can see where you are going while you watch the gear indicator during acceleration!
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I don't thank anyone needs the gear indicator when driving its to be in the right gear when starting and after that the bike will tell you when to shift
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I don't thank anyone needs the gear indicator when driving its to be in the right gear when starting and after that the bike will tell you when to shift.
True. Thats what the neutral light is for. Isn't it?
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Do they make one for the GL1500? Can't seem to find it on their list.
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I don't think anyone makes one for the 1500.
I looked for one for the 89 trike my wife rides.
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Little indicator light would be a convenience, not a driving aid. I for one have, for one reason or another, started to take off from a stop while in 3rd, 4th or even 5th gear. I would have one if they were 50 bucks instead of 150..And Jimbo, a friend of mine says if you have a windshield on your bike, you are not a biker at all..No need to insult..
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