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That's a neat little gadget right there and I am also interested on how you would go about on installing it onto the bike's ECU.

There's a rubber cap under the back seat of the bike that hides the diagnostics port. It just plugs in and you're done.
 

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Has anyone bought one and connected it up and does it work ? Would love to have one of this on my bike...

Cheers Cam....
 

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I am interested to if anyone has installed and found it was truly plug n play, and what color you got to match dash.
 

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is that just for looks or for ppl that cant read the tach
and tell what gear their in?
Oh, please why does it matter why someone wants it. It's our choice and we don't have to explain why we want it.
 

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What purpose does it serve?
 

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I'd like you to explain why you need this..... Sounds like too much time looking at the dash, instead of eyes on the road and your surroundings. No offense of course
 

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Why bother having tachometers, speedometers or warning lights if you can't look at the dash?
 

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'Sorry officer I didnt see him, I was looking at my gear position indicator.'
 

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Hmmm, I think I've spotted a trend. Three out of four snarky, off topic and non-helpful replys have come from "Senior" members.

Really guys, we're talking about a 250 entry level bike here not a GP racer!

Most of the buyers are likely to be newbies. Anyone with an intact memory and the ability to think should be able to see the usefullness of this to a newbie who has no prior experience on a MC.

BTW, my daughter fits this newbie category. I'm going to buy one for her bike since I know that anything I can do to easer the pain of her entry into motorcycling is worthwhile.
 

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Tachometers were not a part of consumer level bikes, let alone cars, for most of the history of both, so I agree they are not entirely necessary. Both have become 'fashionable' in the last 10-15 years. Being able to judge when to up or downshift based on the feel and sound of the engine is a skill any beginner can and will learn in a weekend. A speedometer is a necessary gauge, because speed, unlike 'rpm' is not regulated by law. Finally, the cbr 250 is a very new model of bike, so to assume that even senior members of this forum are experienced riders is not a fair assumption. But all riders should be able to appreciate spending as little time as necessary staring at dials and gauges, and instead keeping your eyes on all the idiot drivers out there who are 'not' paying attention to us....
 

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to each, his own...

i'd say why make fun of ppl wanna spend money on things they considered important?

some ppl do thing tht the gear indicator is an ease of life item, some ppl may see it as a waste o money... so be it . it's their money. let em spend the way the like.

i'd say go buy this,if u thing it's a good thi to hv and do gv some user's review,

if u think tht buying it is a waste o money, do respect other ppl's choices.. shut the F up.
 

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One tip on aftermarket accessories plugged into diagnostic ports. Dealers can and will blame problems / issues on these type of devices and then will have you pay for the fix. I went thru this on a HHR SS when I had a Aeroforce gauge installed. It was cool but in the end not worth it.
 

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I had a 2011 BMW F800R as a loaner during my CBR 600 mile service. It had an on-board computer, and big fat digital gauge showing which gear I was in.

I liked it.
 

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is that just for looks or for ppl that cant read the tach
and tell what gear their in?
I routinely try to shift up another gear while already in 6th.......I live in an area where there is a ton of traffic during the day and not many straightaways but lots and lots of curves so i must keep my head and eyes up and can only steal a glance down at the tachometer on occasion...
anyway,depending on your speed,you are going to have different rpms in the same gears...so glancing at the Tach may or may not give you an indication of what gear you are in...but stealing a quick half second glance at a gear indicator sure will....I most definitively will be getting this plug n play gear indicator 1st chance i have the extra money
 

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For the moment, don't buy this gear indicator. I wrote a note to the seller this morning to ask him if he could sent me an extract of the notice to known how plug this item on the ECU and then, here is his response :

Dear,
please don't buy the gear indicator for your bike at the moment
We got some problem with a customer with this bike and we want to find a solution before sell more gear indicators.

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Kindest regards

Wait and see....
 

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What's funny is there is only one person that has commented that has actually rode a bike with a gear indicator (and there are many moto's out there that come stock with it) and they, like I, have liked it. It is not to be used as a constant thing but is a nice feature, but you can do without it. I have been riding over 7 years on both larger and smaller cc bikes and I find nothing wrong with installing a gear indicator. I sure hope those of you saying you don't look at your dash know how fast you are going, if not I am sure the officer will when he pulls you over.
 

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What's funny is there is only one person that has commented that has actually rode a bike with a gear indicator (and there are many moto's out there that come stock with it) and they, like I, have liked it. It is not to be used as a constant thing but is a nice feature, but you can do without it. I have been riding over 7 years on both larger and smaller cc bikes and I find nothing wrong with installing a gear indicator. I sure hope those of you saying you don't look at your dash know how fast you are going, if not I am sure the officer will when he pulls you over.
Old Suzuki GS had it in the late 70's onwards.. still good for **** all.
 
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