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Old 09-04-2007, 08:26 PM
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Default gear indicator for ninja 250?

Does anyone know of a gear indicator that I can install on my ninja 250r? I'm new to biking and need some extra help with knowing what gear I am in. I've seen lots of gear indicators that look great but none list the 250r as a comparable model...I'm assuming because it doesn't have a digital speedometer/odometer to begin with?

Any suggestions on where to get a gear indicator for my 250 would be much appreciated!

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Default RE: gear indicator for ninja 250?

welcome... well, when i first started riding i thought about that too, but when u get to riding more and more u dont really have to know what gear ur in, i just ride shift whenever needed, and im not sure if they even make em for the 250s
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:22 AM
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Default RE: gear indicator for ninja 250?

Cant tell you where to get one sorry but I can tell you they do make one. I saw one installed in a 250 forum but dont remember where.
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Default RE: gear indicator for ninja 250?

Once you are comfy with your ride, you will know in what gear you are in by listening to the ride. I know, seems hokey. I think that with more seat time, you will understand. Although I have tried hitting "7th gear" a time or 3 on my new ride. I am not sure on the indicator availability for your ride.
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I keep hearing the gear indicators suck. I guess they change so slow by the time it registers on the screen you are already out of that gear. I would just practice and it will become natural and you will be able to ride without worrying about what gear you are in.
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Default RE: gear indicator for ninja 250?

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seat time/practice will let you know what gear you are in.

when i started i use to go down two gears at a time(slowly) to control my speed when coming to a turn, this actually helped me a lot.
just practice riding at one gear then another and you will learn how the bike accelerates and reacts to engine speed and this will later help you figure it out later on the road
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:24 AM
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Default RE: gear indicator for ninja 250?

So I agree that I should learn the feel of the bike and not rely on a gear indicator. While reading up on the gear indicators it made me wonder about the speedometer and tach. The speedometer on the 250 is obviously a cable speedometer and not digital...but what about the tach? Is that a digital pulse from the engine?
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Default RE: gear indicator for ninja 250?

does it matter? since these bikes (250/500) have remained unchanged since their inception from the dinosaur era of the 80's, i am going to say non-digital.

p.s. 80's is dinosaur compared to current tech. (was not talking about human aging)
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alright thanks for all the help!
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