It's been quite awhile since I've been active on the forum but this summer my 06 GS began to have intermittent gear indicator problems -- no gear showing, wrong gear showing, no neutral "0" or big green N which prevented starting the bike unless the side stand was up and the clutch pulled in. Recently the problem has become full-time. I visited my local dealer and talked to the counter guy and the BMW mechanic. The counter guy looked it up and showed that the potentiometer replacement took 1/2 hr plus parts of around $200. The mechanic said no way 1/2 hour, it's necessary to pull the swing arm to get to the pot.. Potential cost of $500. I came home and did some digging in the archives and it seems that the problem isn't that unusual and that at least half the time the problem is simply with the connector and not the pot itself. The recommended fix is to pull the connector to the pot. off, clean with contact cleaner, load with dielectric grease and plug back in. The connector is behind the transmission in a difficult to reach position, and has a clip lock that needs to be released. Difficult, but not impossible! On my back, flashlight in teeth, micro screwdriver to release lock clip in one hand, other hand coming in from the bottom, I was able to separate the connector, perform cleaning and application of dielectric grease and plug back in. I did it during half time of the OSU/CFU game today. 90 minutes of test riding without a glitch and all is good! What a great resource this forum is -- many thanks!