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Old 05-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Question Gear Indicator Messing Up - Easy Fix?

Been noticing as I am riding along that my gear indicator will show me the wrong gear. Example I was at a complete stop in first and the gauge was showing that I was in second. When I started going and shifted into second the indicator light stayed second. When shifting into third the indicator went from four to three...

What do you think is wrong? Bad connection or what? For someone with very little to no experience opening up a bike, is this an easy fix?

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Gear indicator? I thought those were a myth. I've never seen one in real life.
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I heard cleaning inside the front sprocket cover could help ? that may be a myth !
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aftermarket? stock?
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Cover it with tape? That shouldn't cost much.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #8
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Cover it with tape? That shouldn't cost much.
The indicator or the wire that transfers electricity to it? if you meant the first one. But I want it fixed, not ignored lol

any other suggestions?
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It's a known problem, oil gets into the sensor.

Here is a solution:

http://gsx650f.freeforums.org//neutr...n-n-t2593.html
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Clean the gear position sensor real good. Or buy a new one on eBay for $50. I had the same issue on my gsxr once. I think 2 small screws hold it in place.

Having always had a gear indicator sometimes I get lost without it.
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Suzuki's read through a resistance on the position sensor and like Cdill suggested, it likely needs to be cleaned
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Suzuki's read through a resistance on the position sensor and like Cdill suggested, it likely needs to be cleaned
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Clean the gear position sensor real good. Or buy a new one on eBay for $50. I had the same issue on my gsxr once. I think 2 small screws hold it in place.

Having always had a gear indicator sometimes I get lost without it.
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It's a known problem, oil gets into the sensor.

Here is a solution:

http://gsx650f.freeforums.org//neutr...n-n-t2593.html
So are any of these easy fixes for someone who has only changed the oil and cleaned the chain on his bike?

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It's part number 43 here:

http://www.bikebandit.com/2008-suzuk...4217#sch729132

Probably just need to remove your lower fairing and look around beneath the front sprocket and around the shift pedal. You dont even have to unplug it. Just remove the 2 bolts and cleat it with some contact cleaner real good. It's probably caked with chain lube.

And if you need to replace it, $35 shipped on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-GSX65...f54560&vxp=mtr
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Having always had a gear indicator sometimes I get lost without it.
^ Im handicapped as without one now...on the track or the street..
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Looking at the diagram, I see an o-ring. Be sure you don't lose that or install a new one without making sure that the old one has been removed.

And I'd fix it if it was me too. Although there's no display on my SV, it still has a similar sensor and the ECU knows what gear the motorcycle is in and adjusts engine parameters based on the selected gear. Or at least my aftermarket FI system does anyway.
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