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  • Forgetting what gear you are in..

    Yeah, thats something I've heard many times when out riding. They're riding along, cruising, and go to downshift thinking there's more stopping power in the lower gear they are getting into, until they realize they are 1 gear higher than what they thought. Takes alittle getting used to. Or in the city or town, and they go to get on it, to pass someone, and the putter out to pass thinking they have more power, and realize they're in 3rd gear instead of second or something to that affect.

    I've caught myself before in that situation.

  • #2
    yeah, it happens to me too
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    • #3
      I usually find myself looking for 7th gear.

      Why can't they make bikes with 7th gear?


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      • #4
        Yeah, it's happened to me as well. I still think all bikes should have a gear indicator. That would be so helpful. I know you can get an aftermarket one but still it would be nice if it came stock like on some bikes already.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Junior
          I usually find myself looking for 7th gear.

          Why can't they make bikes with 7th gear?


          Heard that, I cant tell you how many times I reach for that 7th gear, and its never there. Sometimes I think if I try it just one more time, it might magically appear

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Need4Speed750
            Originally posted by Junior
            I usually find myself looking for 7th gear.

            Why can't they make bikes with 7th gear?


            Heard that, I cant tell you how many times I reach for that 7th gear, and its never there. Sometimes I think if I try it just one more time, it might magically appear
            +1 on that

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bonstrosity
              Originally posted by Need4Speed750
              Originally posted by Junior
              I usually find myself looking for 7th gear.

              Why can't they make bikes with 7th gear?


              Heard that, I cant tell you how many times I reach for that 7th gear, and its never there. Sometimes I think if I try it just one more time, it might magically appear
              +1 on that
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              • #8
                if we ever found 7th gear, we'd just be looking for 8th!




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                • #9
                  yeah this is true..there's just enough for us to be satisfied huh

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                  • #10
                    I was always looking for 7th gear until I bought the Gear indicator from:

                    http://www.bohnarmor.com/riderstations/datatool.html

                    Bike is sold

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Spedee
                      I was always looking for 7th gear until I bought the Gear indicator from:

                      http://www.bohnarmor.com/riderstations/datatool.html
                      Spedee,

                      How easy/hard was this to hook up? Are the instructions clear?

                      I presume that the 98+ bikes use the electronic one, and not the cable driven one. Let me know if I got it wrong.

                      BTW- I've never touched any wiring on my bike, so that is why I want to know about the ease of installation. Looks like a nifty toy to have.

                      EDIT: I just clicked on the buy link and got an error. Browsing around and clicking I found the new correct page on the product -
                      http://riderstation.com/riderstations/DG8.html
                      fulcrum (aka David)
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                      • #12
                        I don't so much worry about what gear I'm in , as what RPM I'm at . Though I HAVE gotten lost before and downshifted to first a few times . THAT slows you down pretty quick !
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                        • #13
                          I definately like that spedee, always have on bikes. Does it come in blue ?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Junior
                            I usually find myself looking for 7th gear.

                            Why can't they make bikes with 7th gear?


                            mine goes to 11


                            tim

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fulcrum
                              Originally posted by Spedee
                              I was always looking for 7th gear until I bought the Gear indicator from:

                              http://www.bohnarmor.com/riderstations/datatool.html
                              Spedee,

                              How easy/hard was this to hook up? Are the instructions clear?

                              I presume that the 98+ bikes use the electronic one, and not the cable driven one. Let me know if I got it wrong.

                              BTW- I've never touched any wiring on my bike, so that is why I want to know about the ease of installation. Looks like a nifty toy to have.

                              EDIT: I just clicked on the buy link and got an error. Browsing around and clicking I found the new correct page on the product -
                              http://riderstation.com/riderstations/DG8.html
                              It was very easy. It taps into the wire from the front sprocket pick-up.
                              Bike is sold

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