Gear indicator possible on Honda CB Sevenfifty?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by GerJ, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. GerJ

    GerJ Blijde rijder

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    My wife rides a 2001 Honda CB Sevenfifty. She loves the bike, but would like to see which gear is engaged. Are there aftermarket gear indicators that work well with this type of bike? Has anyone tried this before? Replies based on hands-on experience wil be greatly appreciated!
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    I am really curious how his design treats false neutrals and missed shifts. I think the OEMs would spend a lot of time figuring that out, but has he? AFAIK, modern cars and bikes know what gear they are in by two different methods; by either reading in vehicle speed and engine rpm determining position with known preprogrammed ratios, or by having some stuff inside the transmission that produces different output voltages for each gear and then sending that to the computer.
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  5. GerJ

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    Thanks guys! The Universal Gear Indicator looks promising, since the Honda has a mechanical speedometer.
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