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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Gear Indicator

anyone using one of those from Acumen? how do you like it? please let me know. thanks.
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There are a few threads on here somewhere about the gear indicator.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 02:11 PM
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There are a few threads on here somewhere about the gear indicator.

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how reliable is it? I mean, does it last? I have a 2001 R1 and thinking about it. anymore inputs? thanks.
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It is great all around. You have to program it a bit but other than that it is easy to put in and I don't see why it wouldn't last longer than the bike itself.

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i have one and it is awesome. they've improved upon the original so you no longer have to sodder anything. now you can just plug-in-play and even choose between a red or blue light display to match your guages.
i would definitely say that if you are thinking about it, then go ahead and treat yourself.
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now you can just plug-in-play and even choose between a red or blue light display to match your guages.
Thats cool!

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i have one and it is awesome. they've improved upon the original so you no longer have to sodder anything. now you can just plug-in-play and even choose between a red or blue light display to match your guages.
i would definitely say that if you are thinking about it, then go ahead and treat yourself.
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For a few more $$ than the Acumen (okay at lot more $$) the Veypor is a gear indicator, spedo, tach, and I think it makes coffee too?

Plus that heads up display is freakin cool !

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I got some tax money to burn. Where can I get one?
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Just check out Shan's review on the Veypor




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Twisty's try'n to get a group buy together on the Veypor... check here
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2006, 06:22 PM
 
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We've installed both the DataTool and Acumen gear indicators on customer's bikes and it seems like the Acumen has more of a delay in displaying the gears than the DataTool does. Either way, both are excellent accessories and I will be installing one on my bike soon as well.

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Yes there is a slight delay on the Acumen...




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Yes there is a slight delay on the Acumen...
It takes a few seconds for it to figure out what gear from the RPMs.

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It takes a few seconds for it to figure out what gear from the RPMs.
Yes, but what we're saying that the Acumen unit seems to take longer than the DataTool unit to do that.
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Yes, but what we're saying that the Acumen unit seems to take longer than the DataTool unit to do that.
I never used the Data Tool but was just explaining the reason why the delay to start with.

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Holy crap that VR2 is ridiculous!

I was thinking someone has to have made a product with a HUD for bikes... and I had seen something similar on Speed a long time ago... but not with this many features! Kick-ass!
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