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    Gear Indicator?

    Anyone added one to this bike?

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    Never felt the need for one personally but hey each to their own
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    I don't need to as my DCT already has one...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter View Post
    Anyone added one to this bike?
    Never found one necessary.... if I'm not keeping track in my head, It's only a matter of comparing rpms to mph...... which usually results in a 'i'm not in 6th, upshift'

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    I usually find that the pure feeling of the bike tells the rider whether to change up or down
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    The auto has one the 6 speed does not.....i think honda screwed up on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter View Post
    i think honda screwed up on this one!
    Not really because it wasn't cost-effective to add the required hardware on the manual version, only for the display to work.. The auto has all the sensors for this purpose, needed by the DCT, that's why it wasn't really hard for them to enable the gear position on the display. The manual has nothing, no gear position switch inside the tranny, except a neutral switch. The manual version has no idea in which gear you're in, that's the reason why the display isn't working.

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    I'm another of the people that don't see the need for a gear indicator. After a couple thousand miles on the bike, it's pretty easy to tell what gear you're in by feel and sound. I normally drive by the tach anyway, and if I'm cruising at around 55 and see the tach above 3200rpm, I know it's time to up shift. If I don't feel like looking at the tach, all it takes is to lift the left toe a bit to tell if there is another gear left. Now this is just my opinion and my wife keeps telling me that my opinion is good for absolutely nothing, so for those who would really like a gear indicator all I can say is hang in there. There are aftermarket companies that make gear indicators and I would not be surprised to see an application for the NC in the future (if someone hasn't already come out with one). For those that would like a Genuine Honda version, as others have posted, Honda will sell you one for $2,000 and will even throw in a dual clutch transmission and ABS brakes. (Sorry, I just couldn't resist)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozza View Post
    I don't need to as my DCT already has one...........
    Rub it in!!!!!!

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