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I'd like to fit a programmable gear indicator to my Fury, (the 4th or 5th gear chestnut). Preferably something that doesn't look like an obvious after thought.

Quite like the look of the Dakota Digital PGR-1000 (pic). Emailed DD on several occasions about compatibility of this unit with the Fury, but no response :confused:.

Has anyone fitted one of these (or similar) to their Fury? If so, how wired?

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That is the nicest gear indicator i have seen would love to know if it is plug and play ??
That is nice!

Senoir Gar I think installed on last year someone did BUT it was very plain black little cube with red 1-5 light pretty standard but its out there:cool:

Saw one on Ebay I think.
 

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The way the Dakota speed indicator works in the full blown speedo is they'll tap into the speedo signal and a coil for tach. Then they can calculate gear based on speed and RPM.

I'm guessing the wiring is similar for this one.
 

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I have been using a Heal Tech Indicator on mine. It's a direct plug in (plugs into the maintenance plug, next to the battery). I wanted the gear indicator function without adding any gadgets to the handlebar, so my display sits on top of the cable that runs alongside the top tube, and is visible to the rider only (between the gas tank and front fork bearings) while sitting on the bike. When the bike is parked, you don't even see it.
The only flaws with this system are (1) it does not display the gear then the clutch is engaged. (2) They are not cheap.


HONDA FURY 2010 10 HEAL TECH GIPRO DS SERIES !!!! | eBay
 

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i feel like there should just be a switch that sits by the shift pedel and then toggles back and forth as you shift and indicated on the ahndle bar or where ever
 

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Just checked the installation instructions... it's correct. All you need is a tach signal from the coil and a tap on the speedo signal.

 

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I guess I'm showing my ignorance, but why do you need a gear indicator?
Once again, I'm with you; been riding for decades and never once felt a need for a gear indicator, except, of course, neutral. Guess I'm just old-school..........

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The next thing somebody's gonna want is an Automatic Transmission!!! Gheeeeesh!

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Am I supposed to feel inferior because others decide they don't need a gear indicator? What's the point? The Fury came without one. Some of us, like VooDoo Blue, Bandit and I, feel it would be a nice addition.

Not long ago, motorcycles had no disk brakes, neutral indicators, turn signals, fuel injection, dual suspension and so on. They do now and they ride is better and safer than ever before. So what's wrong with adding a gear indicator if it improves the quality of the ride?
 

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...........So what's wrong with adding a gear indicator if it improves the quality of the ride?
Having had M/C's with gear indicators, I don't agree that it does. After riding for awhile, you'll come to know, from experience, what gear you're in; it just comes naturally with experience. But, if you feel compelled to spend the money and effort, then go for it! My two-bits.........................

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Guys, thanks for your input.

I guess I'm showing my ignorance, but why do you need a gear indicator?
Woodenhorse, I can understand why you might ask. At city/residential speeds (i.e. under 80km/hr), its not an issue. Always know what gear I'm in.

However once you hit the highway (80-120km/hr) it can be harder to tell between 4th and 5th. Wind noise around the helmet (not always using ear plugs) at these speeds seems to give the impression the motor is revving harder than it is (i.e. think still in 4th, when actually in 5th). I've ridden the bike a fair bit but always seem to get caught out at least once every time I hit the open-road.

Regleg, I'd looked something similar to the Heal (Acumen DG8), and was going to mount it in the same position. Another rider of an Adelaide Fury has mounted it at the in-board end of the brake fluid cylinder.

If and when, something comes along that looks great, is "plug & play" and is reasonably priced, then I'll get one. Otherwise I just keep trying a false shift now and then.

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Am I supposed to feel inferior because others decide they don't need a gear indicator? What's the point? The Fury came without one. Some of us, like VooDoo Blue, Bandit and I, feel it would be a nice addition.

Not long ago, motorcycles had no disk brakes, neutral indicators, turn signals, fuel injection, dual suspension and so on. They do now and they ride is better and safer than ever before. So what's wrong with adding a gear indicator if it improves the quality of the ride?
Redleg, they're not ragging on you. Just giving their opinions. Gotta have a tough shell on this site and not take things personal. If you like and want the gear indicator, go for it. That's what makes it your bike. These guys will give you their opinions and they may not be what you want to hear, but just remember, it's THEIR opinions. If you install one, let's see some pics. Good luck....
 

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Guys, thanks for your input.



Woodenhorse, I can understand why you might ask. At city/residential speeds (i.e. under 80km/hr), its not an issue. Always know what gear I'm in.
Voodoo, I actually live in the sticks (country) and my normal riding speed is 80-85mph. I'm like Captainfester....get in it and hit 5th quick! :D
 
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