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Why did Honda stop including a Gear Position Indicator (other than Neutral, O/D and Reverse) on the GL1800's?



I have ordered an 09 GL1800AD but my '85 GL1200 'Limited Edition' had a Gear Position Indicator and the GL1800 does not.



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Hi,

For the $$$$$ that is spent for a GL you would think it would be a standard feature

I ordered an aftermarket Gear Indicator GIPRO DS-H02for my 2008 Honda GL1800 that works great & is easy to install, plugs into ECU plug under seat, comes in four different colors & has a two year Warranty.

Purchased one for my 2008 Burgundy GL1800back in February 2009 & recently in December 2009for the 2008 GL1800 Titanium I currently own. cost is around $150.00

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Hi,

Thanx for the response.



Does your bike have ABS? Mine does and I'm told the Gear Position Indicators are much more difficult to install on GL1800's WITH ABS!!!!????!!!!

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Good evening,

My GL1800 has Nav & ABS brakes....... as stated earlier, plugs into ECM plug under seat. comes with excellent instructions.

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I 1st experienced a hear indicator back in the 70's when Suzuki used to put it on their 2 stroke road bikes. It's surprising how much you like it if you have one.

Given that all bikes today have engine CPU's that "know" what gear the bike is in it seems stupid to me that the OEM's don't include a gear display.

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More important for me than knowing what gear I am in is having an accurate speedometer. I'm seriously considering the Speedohealer from Healtech.

In newer bikes with an electronic dash there is no reason why Honda could not program in a Gear Position Indicator. The ECU knows what gear you are in, just read the data from there and display it.

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i wonder if you can get one for a harley my dad is deaf and most of the time when we ride around town he is always int too high of a gear and either kills or lugs the motor badly because he cant hear the tone of the motor and hard to feel sometimes

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i wonder if you can get one for a harley my dad is deaf and most of the time when we ride around town he is always int too high of a gear and either kills or lugs the motor badly because he cant hear the tone of the motor and hard to feel sometimes

That's funny. The Harley shakes so bad you can't feel it lugging??!!

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you crap your pants every now and then."
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yeah well he doesnt feel it so good either

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Does your bike have ABS? Mine does and I'm told the Gear Position Indicators are much more difficult to install on GL1800's WITH ABS!!!!????!!!!
That is true only for the types which plug into the gear indicator on the gearbox, as the connector you need access to is buried deep in the bike.

The Gipro one does not connect there. This means, like the Accumate one I originally had, that it installs easily but the gear indication is only correct when the engine is running and the clutch is released (i.e. when moving) - because it works it out by comparing RPM and road speed. So you can't rely on it when pulled up at lights, for example.


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