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    Looking for a gear indicator for a 99 Katana 600 anyone know of any?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Deadstroke; 03-26-2009, 11:40 AM.

  • #2
    Search my friend...

    You will find the answers.. Datatool I think is the company..
    Put that in your search window up there on the right..
    and bingo!
    http://katriders.com/vb/search.php?s...query=datatool

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    • #3
      Yeah saw that but datatool indicater says you need to have a digital dash for it.

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      • #4
        How about an OEM looking DIY unit.


        2000 Katana 600
        2011 Triumph Sprint GT
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        • #5
          Astro, that is very cool, nice job.


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          • #6
            Yes DO SHARE
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            • #7
              Working on the sharing, gotta put all my scribblings together all nice a neat like.
              2000 Katana 600
              2011 Triumph Sprint GT
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              • #8
                Yes please share cause that is very nice





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                • #9
                  wow, that looks REALLY good. Im looking forward to tearing my dash apart to figure out how to do something similar!


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Black_peter View Post
                    Search my friend...

                    You will find the answers.. Datatool I think is the company..
                    Acumen is another one.


                    That same location Astro used is void of any idiot lights. I wondered what could go in that spot, now I know.




                    Originally posted by Deadstroke View Post
                    Yeah saw that but datatool indicater says you need to have a digital dash for it.

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                    • #11
                      Not to steal your thunder or anything Astro, but I believe that MrClean (a member from the old KP site?) did that same thing and made a write up about how to do it. It was on the motorcycleanchor site for a while. It wasn't very in depth as far as a write up goes, but it did the trick and had pictures. I planned on doing the same and making a more in depth write up myself, but if you are going to do it first, by all means

                      Marc


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                      • #12
                        Yep, I have seen it and it got me rolling on the idea.
                        Which reminds me I must thank Mr. Clean and trinc for their ideas and designs with which I based my final product.
                        A couple of useful threads on the subject.
                        http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...gear+indicator
                        Pic of Mr Cleans on second page.
                        http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...dicator&page=2
                        trinc's schematic on page three.
                        http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...gear+indicator
                        2000 Katana 600
                        2011 Triumph Sprint GT
                        __________________________________________
                        "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find ya handy."
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                        • #13
                          whats the cost of parts ? and how many hours to install

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                          • #14
                            Hey Astro,
                            Not to bring up a little war between them but I assume you used Trinc's schematic. I got the instructions from MrClean originaly but didn't have Trinc's set up. If it worked for you than I would probably use it......
                            Unless there of course you do a write up on how to do it yourself.


                            Damic

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                            • #15
                              OK here's the skinny guys. I used Trinc's circuit and added in pin #4 on the LS148 with a diode in the wire I tied into the neutral light circuit. I'm still playing with the diode because what I had on hand had too much of a voltage drop across it which caused the "0" to be dimmer than the rest of the numbers. The "6" is kind of wacky as it doesn't have a top on it so it actually looks like a "b", I've done a little bit of research into this and it looks like I'll have to come up with another circuit (common cathode) to fix the "6" issue.
                              LED part # LTS-5501AB - Blue 7 segement LED - use any colour you want as long as it common anode.
                              From what I can figure Suzuki neutral switch part # 37720-45100 will fit the post Kats and has all the contact pins in place so you don't have to make your own. I have yet to verify this so order at your own risk.
                              Since my circuit board is under my gauge cluster, I put the LED current limiting resistors on the circuit board instead of inline with the wiring for the LED.
                              I didn't use any fancy connectors and just hard wired (soldered) everything together this go around to get it done. When time permits I'll verify the OEM neutral switch and source some connectors for the added wiring.
                              Altogether I have $20 or $30 into it. If ya fancy it up with weather pack connectors etc, the price will be higher.
                              Last edited by Astro4x4; 04-19-2009, 09:07 PM.
                              2000 Katana 600
                              2011 Triumph Sprint GT
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                              "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find ya handy."
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