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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
laurance, or anyone with a gear indicator, do they work ok ? what about when changing down quickly does the slipper clutch confuse it or delay it ?? what make did you use? where did you connect the wiring in?? any comments ? so I can make up my mind..... >D >D
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Hi Colin,

I've fitted Acumen DG8 Gear Indicators to my last two Tornado's and they have worked really well although the do take a second or two to display the selected gear, depending on the amount of your engine revs.

There are 5 wires to connect which I tapped into the wiring loom at the back of the clocks.

Switched Power Supply - Red DG8 Wire colour - Green/White Tornado wire colour
Neutral Signal - Green DG8 Wire - White/Violet Tornado wire colour
Speedo Signal - Orange DG8 wire colour - Dark Blue Tornado wire colour
Tacho Signal - Brown DG8 wire colour - Orange/Grey Tornado wire colour
Negative Earth - Black DG8 wire colour - Black Tornado wire colour (see later post on how to identify the correct black wire)

The unit attaches to the side of the clocks with some self adhesive Velcro tape


If you do decide to fit one, make sure you get the blue LED to match the colour of the Clock illumination:D
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for your reply laurance, I think I will be looking for one, did you use them little blue thingys that cut through insulation on the wires you join to?
your dash reminds me of NASA APOLLO CONTROL CENTRE :) !
 
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Re: Houston....we have 'lift off'

Hi Colin,

If you are referring to these little nasty things
I wouldn't have them near my bike.

I've used them in the past and found them to be unreliable.

By far the best way is to carefully strip around 3 or 4 mm of insulation off each of the wires that you need to tap into to reveal the copper conductor inside, then tightly wrap the bared wire that needs to be connected around the copper conductor.

Cut a small piece of insulating tape and tightly wrap that around each of the 'joints' you have made and then wrap self amalgamating tape around all the cables (making sure you overlap each wrap over the previous wrap by 50%) to reinstate the wiring loom.

Job done!!!:D

If you really want to make a job of it, solder the joints before you wrap the insulating tape around them, this makes a really good permanent connection but could screw you up if you later want to disconnect the unit.

Let us all know how you get on if you give it a go.

Laurence
 
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Re: Houston....we have 'lift off'

cheers mate, advice noted,all I have to do is find a nice cheap one on ebay !:)
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks for answering my questions before asking them:D
My stupid local shop owner told me that is too complicated and problems generating to install a gear indicator.

I think Benelli would be better off to pay you guys and save some money on the incompetent staff they have.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
'Thanks for answering my questions before asking them'

Glad I could be of assistance Christian.

It sounds like you've got real problems with your local shop!!!

Oh, Just one other thing when connecting the black (earth) wire, there are 2 black cables in the wiring loom at the back of the clocks and only one of them is an earth.

To find which is the correct one, use a multimeter and connect the positive cable to the + terminal on the battery. Hold a sharp needle/pin against the mutimeter negative cable and insert this into one of the black cables in the wiring loom if you get a reading around 12.5 volts on the multimeter you have found the earth wire. The other black cable in the wiring loom gives a much lower volt reading

Laurence
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
gear indicator fitted

I have fitted a Acumen dg8 to my R.S. at last !
Thanks again laurence for your advice.
I did look on my RS workshop manual and it shows completly different wiring, it is WRONG ! use the laurence method 8o , or see page 319 of tre workshop manual.
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: gear indicator fitted

your dash reminds me of NASA APOLLO CONTROL CENTRE :) !
That's nothing Colin. What you can't see is the 'Calories burned' indicator and the 'How many babes are diggin' me' counter located to the far right hand side of the clocks:rollin

This is really Laurence in disguise ...



Al:lol
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Re: gear indicator fitted

here is my dg8 gear indicator, I bought red to go with the red bits on the dash. (all right I`m lying I bought the cheapest one I could find off ebay !)
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Re: gear indicator fitted

Nice one Colin....Is that a digital clock I also see under the Gear Indicator?

I think Al's cheeky comment must be referring to <a href="http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1031/s6nn.jpg" target="_new">my other bike</a><img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif" />
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: gear indicator fitted

Yes that is a digi clock, when i try and press the button on the handle bar to scroll the dash i always end up with the lap timer running ! , so i stuck the clock on!!
ps my wife gives you top place for your strange hue verse.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Re: gear indicator fitted

Hi Colin
Christ, I thought I was a plum >D - it took me 5 months to figure out how to not make the lap timer run every time I wanted to change the dash display ! :eek: :eek: :eek:
(hold the button in for 5 seconds instead of a quick press) :hat :smokin



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