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    Default Healtech GiPro xtype gear indicator

    Didnt want this to be my first post but I wanted to get this information out there to anyone who wants to do this mod.

    Just to let you know, the directions that come with this product have the wrong wire listed for the crankshaft sensor. Directions state to use the dark gray wire when in fact you need to use the LIGHT gray wire (almost white in color)

    I have contacted Healtech about changing their directions so lets see what happens.

    Use this wire for the crankshaft position sensor


    On the other hand, the install was rather simple. Its essentially just plug and play and splicing 2 wires.

    My quick instructions

    There is only one 3 pole connector under the gas tank. This connecter is the speed sensor. Connect the Gipro in between the speed sensor.

    Connect the black/green wire from the GiPro to the light grey wire on the crankshaft position sensor. This sensor comes right off the crank case. You can actually see this wire when looking at the side of the bike.



    Connect the red wire from the GiPro to a 12v source (brake light, blinker etc)

    Snake the wire loom through the frame and mount the led unit right on the dash and your good to go.

    Follow the directions included with the unit on how to program it.

    I wish I took more pics but this is what I have. Any questions please ask

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    It's funny.....I was actually looking at getting this 2 days ago but I don't know if I really want to pay $132 for it. How do you like it? Any lag when gear indicator changes? Did you get it for the same price?

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    I like it. As a new rider I find it difficult to remember what gear Im in since I have not had enough time to compare rpms to mph yet to figure out my gear.

    Yes I paid 132 for it through ebay and received it in 3 days. I have the blue led.

    The response time is very quick. As soon as your shift is completed (clutch fully out) the correct gear is displayed.

    The setup time is extremely fast also. Directions say you may need to hold each gear at 3-4k rpms for up to a minute while setting the unit up. In reality, it only took about 3 seconds for each gear.

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    ******Installation Update******

    When connecting the power wire, the instruction said connect to a switched power source like the rear brake like switch (2 pole brown or black connector, Brown wire)

    The instructions is wrong on which wire and the color of the connector.

    The connector on my bike is white or natural (only two prong there is). If you follow the rear brake wires you will find it.

    The instruction says use the brown wire. The brown wire is what activates the rear brake light and it is not powered until you hit the brakes. Use the yellow wire next to it, that is the hot power wire.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bentz69 View Post
    I like it. As a new rider I find it difficult to remember what gear Im in since I have not had enough time to compare rpms to mph yet to figure out my gear.
    Don't stress the new rider thing. I've been riding a lot of years. I sometimes forget what gear I'm in, if something makes me drop a gear or two. Then it's either get back up to sixth, so I know where I'm at, or basically take an educated guess, if I've got to stop before going into sixth.
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    at first i really wanted a gear indicator.

    now i just look at speed vs. RPM and know roughly what gear i'm.

    1 ~ 5mph/1000rpm
    2 ~ 6mph/1000rpm
    3 ~ 7 or 8mph/1000rpm
    4 ~ 8 or 9mph/1000rpm
    5 ~ 10mph/1000rpm
    6 ~ 12mph/1000rpm

    it's not exact, but it's close enough for me to remember at least

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    Thank gosh for this post... I just got a GIPRO and they have NOT updated their instructions at all.
    This thread made it get installed instead of thrown into the useless shit pile.

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    I personally don't think a gear indicator is needed on the FZ6R.
    Not in the meat of the power band where you want it ? Down shift.
    Revving the crap out of it ? Up shift.

    Thats it. and 6th gear at 80 mph is 7K.( so you dont go looking for a 7th :P )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfJunkie View Post
    I personally don't think a gear indicator is needed on the FZ6R.
    Not in the meat of the power band where you want it ? Down shift.
    Revving the crap out of it ? Up shift.

    Thats it. and 6th gear at 80 mph is 7K.( so you dont go looking for a 7th :P )
    True. With this bike it is relatively easy. As a new rider back in 2011 I wanted one of these but my dealer talked me out of them. I'm glad he did. Just takes a little while of watching your speed in each gear to figure out where you are.

    Stock Gearing
    60mph @5k = 6th gear
    50mph @5k = 5th gear
    40mph @5k = 4th gear.

    These ratios carry through all the different speeds and gears.. Only really takes about 3k of really watching your tach and speedo in the diff ranges to begin to relate speed to tach. These GI's are nice to have but you can also save some $ and learn how your bike acts. Also sometimes if I am just having a major brain fart and cant figure it out. I will just quickly climb to 6th, then drop back down to where I feel I need to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfJunkie View Post
    I personally don't think a gear indicator is needed on the FZ6R.
    Not in the meat of the power band where you want it ? Down shift.
    Revving the crap out of it ? Up shift.

    Thats it. and 6th gear at 80 mph is 7K.( so you dont go looking for a 7th :P )
    I end up looking for 7th all the time.... I usually try to find 8th on the highway

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