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I'd be interested to find out what else you can do with that diagnostic plug.
 

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Sounds like there is some sort of OBD functionality on motorcycles these days. What parameters are supported?
 

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I can't understand why Honda didn't use the same instrumentation used on the other bikes, and just put it into a round housing.

Seems like unnecessary work, and a bit of a rip-off to me. A tach is not essential, but it does come in handy.
 

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I can't understand why Honda didn't use the same instrumentation used on the other bikes, and just put it into a round housing.

Seems like unnecessary work, and a bit of a rip-off to me. A tach is not essential, but it does come in handy.
i think it is due to a lot of Cruisers not having a tach. And they were trying to stay with that style.
 

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Keep in mid that this will not tell you what gear your in until the clutch is released. Maybe a small detail, but if you're not actually shifting into gear on your way down, you're gonna have to count.
 

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Installed my gear indicator today. Normally I'd wait for the boyfriend to do it for me. I figured "What could possibly go wrong"
It actually wasn't that hard. Moving the petrol tank around was the only thing I found difficult. I accidentally pulled a little grey tube of the base of the tank (I have no idea what it was) but it slipped back on easily enough.
all in all it took me about an hour to do and then just a quick ride up the road to tune it in.
Very happy with the outcome. I like knowing what gear I'm in.
I Paid AU$86 with shipping included from eBay
 

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Installed my gear indicator today. Normally I'd wait for the boyfriend to do it for me. I figured "What could possibly go wrong"
It actually wasn't that hard. Moving the petrol tank around was the only thing I found difficult. I accidentally pulled a little grey tube of the base of the tank (I have no idea what it was) but it slipped back on easily enough.
all in all it took me about an hour to do and then just a quick ride up the road to tune it in.
Very happy with the outcome. I like knowing what gear I'm in.
I Paid AU$86 with shipping included from eBay
Yes I found it is one of the easiest mods to do on the Rebel.
The double sided tape is useless though. Not enough flat surface to adehere too.
Some of us have now used the pipe clip to better mount it, as one member kindly showed us.
 

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Yes I found it is one of the easiest mods to do on the Rebel.
The double sided tape is useless though. Not enough flat surface to adehere too.
Some of us have now used the pipe clip to better mount it, as one member kindly showed us.
I looked everywhere for that pipe clip. we just don't sell them in Australia. I think I'm going to spend AU$2 and $12 freight to get one from the UK. for now though the cable tie and the tape are working.
 

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Installed the gear indicator tonight. I used some industrial strength Velcro on the bottom and side of the unit to secure it. It seems to be holding just fine. Time will tell. Installation and setup was easy.
 

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