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    Gear Indicator - FIXED!!

    Anyone tried installing one of these ebay gear indicators? Tried installing mine today and everything works well except for the neutral.

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    Here is the wiring manual:



    As said, everything works fine except for neutral function.

    What should happen is when the gear is kicked to neutral, the dial should automatically show "0" but it doesn't happen.

    I based my installation on this write up:

    http://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=91040

    Here are my wiring connections:

    Red wire ---- (+) park light wire
    Black wire --- (-) body ground
    White wire --- (+) white/red wire of neutral bulb behind cluster

    The ninja's wiring colors are different from the cbr. But the concept should be the same. 2 of the forumers have conflicting views on the neutral wire connection, where one says it should be (-) and the other (+). I tried both but still no go.

    Anyone know where I went wrong?

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    I can't help with the issue, but can you put up a piccie of how you mounted the magnets pleeeease?

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    Here ya go rustys





    This is not really permanent, the magnets are held on by 3M double side tape.

    You also installing an ebay gear indicator?

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    Contemplating it... I'm sick of thinking I'm in 4th and clicking down to neutral or looking for 7th

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    ^ That comes with practice and not being a noob.

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    Oh snap.. You ass :P

    Ordered! Let me know if you come up with a decent way of making everything permanent - unless you're just gonna drill holes

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    The most permanent set up will be epoxy glue. but I am concerned the epoxy will damage the powdercoat if I need to remove the magnets.

    If the double side tape will hold, then it will be the permanent option.

    Rustys let me know when you install yours, I think my white wire is dead so it does not register neutral. Or else my connection is wrong.

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    Automotive double sided tape (the stronger kind) will hold up against weather fairly well. However, any oil mist that may make its way past any gaskets down onto the tape will likely destroy the adhesive.

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    RE: Gear Indicator

    I'll be avoiding the double sided tape as a long term solution... Maybe SikaFlex?

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    RE: Gear Indicator - FIXED!!

    FIXED!!!!

    After some more internet research, I've found the cause of the problem.

    Seems Honda has a clutch diode between the Neutral switch and the Neutral lamp and this somehow messes up the signal for the gear indicator to register the necessary "0"

    Found the solution here:

    http://cbrforum.com/forum/600-modifi...tor-f2-128894/

    For the CBR250 RRL, from our manual's wiring diagram:



    Encircled in yellow is the clutch diode which interferes with the signal. Connect the white wire from the gear indicator to the wire connector (encircled in blue) and the problem is solved!

    Below is a pic, connect the white wire to the wire connector with the green wire (neutral), the other connector with blue wire is for oil sensor.



    Now for some final pics of my install:





    Hope this helps others who wanna install a gear indicator themselves

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