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How to have shift indicator light always enabled?

Is there a way to program the instrument cluster so that the Shift Indicator mode is always enabled? It's a pain in the butt to turn it on each time you start the bike.

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Re: How to have shift indicator light always enabled?

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Is there a way to program the instrument cluster so that the Shift Indicator mode is always enabled? It's a pain in the butt to turn it on each time you start the bike.

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IMO, you shouldn't have to worry about it.

you should shift by listening to the reving of the motor, not by when a Shift Indicator light tells you to. when you hear the bike beginning to rev high, its time to shift. i never liked them becuase you should not be looking down at your display, you should be paying attention to the road.

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Re: Re: How to have shift indicator light always enabled?

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IMO, you shouldn't have to worry about it.

you should shift by listening to the reving of the motor, not by when a Shift Indicator light tells you to. when you hear the bike beginning to rev high, its time to shift. i never liked them becuase you should not be looking down at your display, you should be paying attention to the road.
In other words, he has no idea.

Check the manual, if you can do it it should be in there somewhere.

I do agree with monkey to an extent though. While it may be useful at first while learning, you should strive to learn to shift instinctively without looking at the controls. You'll eventually know what gear you're in and how fast you're going just by the sound of the bike.

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Thanks, but...

Thanks - The bike has 100 miles on it, and I'm supposed to keep it under 6K for the 1st 600 miles.

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I do agree with monkey to an extent though.
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Thanks - The bike has 100 miles on it, and I'm supposed to keep it under 6K for the 1st 600 miles.

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If you're talking about your Busa, I would assume it is similar to my XX was. 6k rpms in 6th gear was well over 100 mph (I wanna say about 130-ish) so keeping it under should be no problem.

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dued, you got to stop.
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You must've gotten rid of that nasty case of HUBS (Head Up Butt Syndrome) you had.

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