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That's kind of what it's designed to do. To get your attention and shift. Hence the reason it's called a "shift indication". Why are you running the engine up that high and allowing it to flash so much? What is it set to?
 

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That's kind of what it's designed to do. To get your attention and shift. Hence the reason it's called a "shift indication". Why are you running the engine up that high and allowing it to flash so much? What is it set to?
well, not sure.. I haven't messed with it, maybe it's just set too low? I've never redlined it or anything but does seem like it's flashing too early, guess I should read my manual
 

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You can select your preferred RPM flashing point. Very easy to do though I can't remember how because my sales guy talked me through it before I left the dealer.
 

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Yah, you can change the way it behaves to some degree. As far as I remember, you can change if it's flashes at shift time and how frequently it flashes. You can also move the shift indicator point out further up the rpm limiter so you don't hit it as often. You can do it all with the two buttons on the dash. Just play around with it.

Other than that, for track use, I really like this feature as I don't ever look at the dash and but with peripheral vision it's easy to see when the tach starts to flash. I'm almost puzzled as to why Kawasaki bothered to offer the external shift light kit part that would sit right on top of the dash, which is already bright enough. I bet they sold none of them :)
 

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Okay, so I checked it and it was set at 13,500 and fast flashing , I changed it to slow flashing .. maybe I was running it harder than I thought, it's the first liter bike I've owned that had to tach so high before it started pulling hard
 

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Okay, so I checked it and it was set at 13,500 and fast flashing , I changed it to slow flashing .. maybe I was running it harder than I thought, it's the first liter bike I've owned that had to tach so high before it started pulling hard
Damn dude! You don't screw around, do you? ??? You're at 13,500 and thinking the shift light shouldn't be on yet? I'm not even sure I've been to 13,500. If I have I was ready to shift or hit the brakes anyway. I just shift when it begins to flash. The gauge cluster was one of the things I liked most about Kawasaki. Don't even have to look and you can get an idea of the rpm range where the bike is running. I find it useful because I often ride longer distances with ear buds playing music so I can't hardly hear the bike.
 

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The limiter is the head's up. If I hit that then I ingrain into memory the rear sprocket, gear, speed and that section. Ready for next loop test. As far as I know no looks at rpm unless trying to sort stuff.
 
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