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V9 Gear Indicator While Coasting

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mitch Clyman, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Mitch Clyman

    Mitch Clyman Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Hey Guys
    Why when I’m coasting with my clutch in do I sometimes see gear changes on the gear indicator? Also I swear I get a green dash light sometimes when switching gears... I’m not really looking so I can’t be sure...

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    Mitch
     
  2. Bisbonian

    Bisbonian Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    If you're shifting up from first to second, I could see the green neutral light flashing as you went through neutral.
    I have no idea how the gear indicator works, so I've got nothing on that.
     
  3. Mitch Clyman

    Mitch Clyman Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Yeah it’s weird, not even sure how that would work...but it does
     
  4. avlis

    avlis Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The gear indicator works by comparing engine RPM vs wheel speed. With the clutch disengaged there is no relationship between engine and wheel speed. When the clutch is first engaged it takes a moment for the computer to do the calculation and I think sometimes the first gear number displayed can be wrong (low) if the clutch is still in the friction zone.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I agree with Avlis;

    I have a V7 III and it does the same thing when coasting. If was kinda weirded out by it at first so went to a big empty parking lot and did some testing. And yeah, it has to do some thinking after coasting, so I saw lots of split second gear displays that were to low, before it figured it out. Nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Mitch Clyman

    Mitch Clyman Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    And one more reason why we love Italian bikes!!!:D
    Thanks guys!
     

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