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post #1 of 11 Old 09-12-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Gear Position Switch

I have a GiPro installed in my 05 ZX-10R and for a long time the 5th and 6th gears was not indicated correctly.
I tested all stuff and noticed that the voltage coming from the GP Switch is irregular and take sometime to reach correct levels at 5th and 6th so replaced the GP switch and.... Same dawn problem! :headshake
Someone have similar problem? Any suggestions or solution
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Mine does the same thing, 5 and 6 suck. I was going to replace my gp switch too but maybe now I won't??? Kinda disappointed in the GIpro for that.
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Yes the 5th and 6th gear voltages are so close way less than a volt I think about .4vdc but get very close sometimes.

I built my own gear indicator many years ago so use to monitor it real good to see how it varies, I even created a adjusting pot to keep the window tight if it varies for the 5th to 6th gear.....right now without adjusting anything if mine registers 6th gear it's really in 6th gear sometimes the display will flicker between both but that means it's in 6th gear works really good for me.

Also the shift linkage if loose and vibrating throws the voltage off too make sure nothing is loose down there.....and try to reprogram may have to do it a few times Healtech support can give you even more ideas of the best way to program.

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The new GP had a central connector that's the Gen 1 won't have.
I'm trying to figure what this central pad does to replicate in Gen 1, maybe this is the solution...

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I tried everything, just quit with GiPro!
There are any DECENT gear indicator for the GEN1?
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I tried everything, just quit with GiPro!
There are any DECENT gear indicator for the GEN1?
Well the one I made in the past don't have any extras right now, you get some flicker at times when the voltages get to close like vibration but it's really like a Real Time voltage meter and shows REAL TIME Gear stages but in a Gear LED display.

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The problem is not with the GIpro gear indicater. The problem is the transmission drum is poorly grounded, especially in 5th and 6th gear. I had the exact same problem with mine. I did extensive testing and found that to be the problem. I built a spring loaded ground strap that I installed behind the clutch basket that would ride against the shift drum pins. Problem solved. The Gipro worked perfectly 100% of the time. Mike.
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The problem is not with the GIpro gear indicater. The problem is the transmission drum is poorly grounded, especially in 5th and 6th gear. I had the exact same problem with mine. I did extensive testing and found that to be the problem. I built a spring loaded ground strap that I installed behind the clutch basket that would ride against the shift drum pins. Problem solved. The Gipro worked perfectly 100% of the time. Mike.
Can you draw, take a picture or try to explain how can I ground mine too???
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Well the one I made in the past don't have any extras right now, you get some flicker at times when the voltages get to close like vibration but it's really like a Real Time voltage meter and shows REAL TIME Gear stages but in a Gear LED display.

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I am assuming that the extra contact on the newer gear indicater switch is a ground. Most likely Kawasaki realised that they had an inconsistent ground. To properly ground the early shift drums, you just need a flexible piece of metal that you can mount to the engine case beneath a bolt, and then it rides against the 6 round pins on the end of the shift drum. I just used a thin switch contact from a pinball machine, but anything that contacts electricity easily, will work. Mike.
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