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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question I'm dumb

I cant figure out how to make the shift light work on my bike. I'm not sure if the cluster is new for '06, but anyone w/ at least an '06 600 or 750 that has figured it out can help me. Or if the cluster isnt new anyone that knows.

The owners manual says: "... push SEL button and turn on ignition switch. Keep button for more than 2 sec to change the mode." (there are only 2 buttons, so I have managed to figure out which one is the right one )

This is what ive tried, to no avail:

1) pushing the select button while I turn the key from the off to on position. i get the very nice tach sweep and all, but no shift light mode.

2) pushing the select button while i push the starter button. since I have the clutch engaged the motor doesnt turn of course, but again, no light mode.

The only thing I havent tried is actually cranking the bike, but that seems kinda dumb to me, bc I wouldnt be able to do it myself since I already need 2 hands to start the bike in the first place. anyway, im clearly doing something wrong, so if anyone can shed some light, it would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 03:39 PM
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If your bike is like mine, start it in nuetral, you dont need to hold in the clutch. But I could be wrong, never ridden a zuki. Have you tried a hammer yet? That fixes my PC pretty well sometimes, so it might work on that pesky shift light

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nope, definately need to hold the clutch in, regardless of whether or not its in neutral. i guess its a new bike thing, my old bike was teh same as yours.
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Just a thought, but maybe call your dealer, and ask them...

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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some how asking here is slightly less embarassing.
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Well you can call anonymously down to your local bike repair shop or dealer repair shop. If they ask for a name threaten to call the BBB and they usually cooperate Its a little underhanded but they hate that threat

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Heres the procedure for the '05. '06 should be the same.

Push and hold the button next to the shift light.
Turn key on.
Continue holding shift light button for 2 seconds, then release.
Shift light should come on and tach will read preset limit.
Push the button to set rpm limit in 500rpm increments.
Push and hold the button for 2 seconds to set.
Light will go out, tach to 0, and a lightning bolt will show up on the dash.
Start the bike.
Anytime the key is turned off will also turn off the shift light and will have to be set again.
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i finally figured it out, it was not intuitive. the passage that i quoted in the first post ended about a 1/3 down the page. what i needed to do to actually get in the "shift light" mode was on the next page.

also i belive the cluster is new for 06, bc the button that i needed ot press for 2 sec was not near the shift light itself, and i dont have to do it everytime i start the bike.
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Glad that you got it figured out.
I barely use mine since its it has to be done every time you start the bike. Plus I've noticed in daytime its kinda hard to see.
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I HATE these darn electronic buttons on bikes, like you only use two to make a dozen settings like MPH, or KPH, temp of C or F, a stupid clock & so much more.

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