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I just fitted an Acumen digital gear indicator/voltmeter unit to my 1050. I had one on my old 955 and there installing it really was a simple, straightforward job.

On the 1050 it definitely wasn't, so I took a few pictures and tried to outline the problems I encountered. I am obviously getting dumber every year (i. e. permanently searching for seventh gear, never knowing which gear I am in etc.), so if anyone has the same problem then you can find my installation manual here.

Maybe it helps you avoiding some of the problems I had before they arise.
Any comments on similar installations (maybe with different types of gear indicators?) are very welcome.
 

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Wait till you get my age--gear indicators don't even help. I just run in whatever gear I'm in till I hit the rev limiter and then shift.:D Louder pipes help some to keep me from bouncing off the rev limiter all the time. Searching for a higher gear is NO problem--wait till you run for hours in 4th or 5th thinking you are in top gear....I did this once on the Bonnie, and have done it on the Tiger1050. The engines don't care--they love rpm's and hate lugging along too slowly in higher gears, IMHO. The speedo and tach will tell me what gear I'm using, if I will just look at them.

I'm sure some of the younger riders will appreciate your insight and help with installing a gear indicator on the 1050. Please don't take me too seriously--I sure don't.
 

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Need all the help......being old is no fun---

I too require a gear indicator on my Tiger despite the louder D&D carbon pipe -I got the plug 'n play one -you just plug it in and teach it to tell the correct gear . takes 5 min total-it is an Acumen =New model???
Works well adn ios avail in blue or red and other colors I think. Nice.
 

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Hi samp49,
I have installed a GLPRO DS on my 2008 Tiger 1050. I can tell you that installing it is a 10 minutes job as you have only to connect it to the diagnostics socket. It works perfect and detects gear position at a glance. Highly recommended product.
 

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Thanks cyclefantito

Is it so that it works correctly only when you have a gear on and the clutch released? It calculates the current gear out of speed and the revolution of the engine. Or am I wrong?

I have to think buying one and installing to my bike. Thanks.
 

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Hi samp49,

You are right about the device function. The interesting point on this item is that it makes readings directly from the ECU socket and you have no cables to cut or solder or anything weird on your bike.
I bought another brand and installed to my KLR650, Biketronix, and it really malfunction everyday so I will not recommend it at all, but GLPRO is a very nice and well done piece of electronics.
 

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12 v supply from yellow tail light wire using red splicer supplied with the indicator. Very easy.
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