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    Has anyone bought/used one of those PGR 1000 programmable gear shift indicators from Dakota Digital? More to the point, could you walk me through the installation? I assume all the wires to hook up to are in the headlight? I'm a bit of an ignoramous when it comes to bike wiring. Any help would sure be appreciated. Andreas

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    When I purchased my Dakota Digital Tach, The installation instructions were pretty well laid out. Did you order this and not get instructions? Their number was on the Tach packaging.
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    Someone makes a gear shift indicator?? Dang, I need one of those. If it's programmable, maybe I can make 5th gear say 6th, so then I'll stop looking for it with my foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
    Has anyone bought/used one of those PGR 1000 programmable gear shift indicators from Dakota Digital? More to the point, could you walk me through the installation? I assume all the wires to hook up to are in the headlight? I'm a bit of an ignoramous when it comes to bike wiring. Any help would sure be appreciated. Andreas

    Thanks garrygene. I haven't actually ordered it yet; just wanted to get a sense of whether it works reliably, and also a sense of how difficult it is to wire up. I'd heard from some other riders that it could be confusing. Concerning the reliability: I'd especially like to know if it shows the gear changes quite quickly? And accurately?

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    Save your fundage, you only got to count to 6....er I mean 5.....
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    There's other good mods worth the $$$.

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    Yeah, it's embarrassing, I know, but when I'm running fast through the twisties with my revs up, I sometimes find it hard to remember whether I'm in fourth or fifth....

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    If you shift in the twisties and no one is around to hear it, does it make a clunk?
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    First and foremost, "To each their own." How you spend your money is your business. I admit the gear indicator is nice. My 1986 V65 Magna had one, however I would not spend more than $200 for one.

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    Pretty slick little device. Appears to wire up just like a tach but instead of rpm's you see the gear your in ? Auto programming as well.

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    Gear indicators are very cool. I never saw them before and my 2011 Victory has one built into the speedo, along with other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennX View Post
    Save your fundage, you only got to count to 6....er I mean 5.....

    What is this - a math test? Always thought the counting was easy. The remembering is the tough part (CRS, Sometimer's - you name it I must have it).

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    Thumbs up Here's another...


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    Hi,

    I installed the dakota digital gear indicator last spring. It is not too bad if you have the vtx1300 wiring diagram and take your time. You'll have to remove the tank and run the wiring under the tank. Programming is pretty slick once you get it installed. I installed a digital tach at the same time. PM me if you purchase one and have questions. I did take a few notes on which vtx colored wires to use.

    It works very well. When you downshift with the clutch pulled in it takes a few seconds for the indicator to catch up after re-engaging the clutch.

    Here is the link to the manual and wiring guide: http://www.dakotadigital.com/pdf/pgr-1000.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post
    If you shift in the twisties and no one is around to hear it, does it make a clunk?
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    Thanks Tbuenz, much appreciated. I've ordered it; should arrive in a week or two. A.

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    Default I have just bought one for my VTX 1800F and I need your help please..!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tbuenz View Post
    Hi,

    I installed the dakota digital gear indicator last spring. It is not too bad if you have the vtx1300 wiring diagram and take your time. You'll have to remove the tank and run the wiring under the tank. Programming is pretty slick once you get it installed. I installed a digital tach at the same time. PM me if you purchase one and have questions. I did take a few notes on which vtx colored wires to use.

    It works very well. When you downshift with the clutch pulled in it takes a few seconds for the indicator to catch up after re-engaging the clutch.

    Here is the link to the manual and wiring guide: http://www.dakotadigital.com/pdf/pgr-1000.pdf

    Tim
    I believe that the wiring on the VTX1800 must be similar to the VTX1300. I am looking at the wiring guide from Dakota and I still have no clue where to find those color wires to connect with and make this work. Please, I would appreciate very much if you could guide me through the whole process.

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    Default I have just bought a Dakota 1000 for my VTX 1800F and I need help to install it.

    I have the wiring guide from Dakota but still due to my lack of expertise I have no idea where to start and I wouldn't like to mess with the electrical.
    Therefore, if any of you have already installed one I would appreciate very much your advice..!

    Thank You

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    Default Gear shift indicators

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhell View Post
    I have the wiring guide from Dakota but still due to my lack of expertise I have no idea where to start and I wouldn't like to mess with the electrical.
    Therefore, if any of you have already installed one I would appreciate very much your advice..!
    Thank You Dan
    1. Download a copy of the schematic from here:: http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/wp-c..._schematic.jpg

    Look at the speedo/display section---most of the wires are there.
    Bl/Br = Black with a Brown stripe = +12v to your PGR-1000 red
    Lg = Light green = Neutral switch to pgr1000 brown
    P/G = Pink/Green = VSS to pgr1000 white
    Yellow/Blue is the front Ignition coil --to pgr1000 green or tach adapter yellow
    Green = ground on Honda to pgr1000 black

    That is a stare & compare equivalent IMHO. No warranty or guarantee implied.
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    Just as important, if not more so, it will tell you when you're already in 2nd gear, so you won't down shift to first around a turn. That's harrowing enough on dry pavement, let alone in the rain.

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    Great..!! Thank you for your support..!! I will try this and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
    1. Download a copy of the schematic from here:: http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/wp-c..._schematic.jpg

    Look at the speedo/display section---most of the wires are there.
    Bl/Br = Black with a Brown stripe = +12v to your PGR-1000 red
    Lg = Light green = Neutral switch to pgr1000 brown
    P/G = Pink/Green = VSS to pgr1000 white
    Bu/Y or Y/Bu Blue/yellow or Yellow/Blue whatever the front Ignition coil is--to pgr1000 green or tach adapter yellow
    Green = ground on Honda to pgr1000 black

    That is a stare & compare equivalent IMHO. No warranty or guarantee implied.

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    Default Dakota prg 1000 Installation

    Just some additional questions:

    How do I access to these wires: Do I need to remove the speedometer to access to them from the back? I must see the colors to identify them, and maybe connect to them there. Maybe there is another way to do it..

    I in the speedo/display section of the schematics I could only find a Bu/Y cable that connects with the Reset SW in the speedo/display panel. Is this the one to connect to prg 1000 green or tach adapter yellow?

    Thanks again in advance for your support and good advice..!

    Dan


    Quote Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
    1. Download a copy of the schematic from here:: http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/wp-c..._schematic.jpg

    Look at the speedo/display section---most of the wires are there.
    Bl/Br = Black with a Brown stripe = +12v to your PGR-1000 red
    Lg = Light green = Neutral switch to pgr1000 brown
    P/G = Pink/Green = VSS to pgr1000 white
    Bu/Y or Y/Bu Blue/yellow or Yellow/Blue whatever the front Ignition coil is--to pgr1000 green or tach adapter yellow
    Green = ground on Honda to pgr1000 black

    That is a stare & compare equivalent IMHO. No warranty or guarantee implied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline X View Post
    Just as important, if not more so, it will tell you when you're already in 2nd gear, so you won't down shift to first around a turn. That's harrowing enough on dry pavement, let alone in the rain.
    I'm fairly new to riding, so I've got to ask... Why wouldn't you want to go down to first gear in a turn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhell View Post
    Just some additional questions:

    How do I access to these wires: Do I need to remove the speedometer to access to them from the back? I must see the colors to identify them, and maybe connect to them there. Maybe there is another way to do it..

    I in the speedo/display section of the schematics I could only find a Bu/Y cable that connects with the Reset SW in the speedo/display panel. Is this the one to connect to prg 1000 green or tach adapter yellow?

    Thanks again in advance for your support and good advice..! Dan
    The speedo has two 7 Pin connector blocks---connect on either side of those for everything EXCEPT the yellow/blue which is on the FRONT IGNITION COIL. I would probably use the speedo side but run the wiring so both could be removed together if needed.

    The ignition coil yellow/blue is the negative coil wire that is pulsed by the ECM.
    Either coil would work but the front coil is close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
    The speedo has two 7 Pin connector blocks---connect on either side of those for everything EXCEPT the yellow/blue which is on the FRONT IGNITION COIL. I would probably use the speedo side but run the wiring so both could be removed together if needed.

    The ignition coil yellow/blue is the negative coil wire that is pulsed by the ECM.
    Either coil would work but the front coil is close.
    Hans:

    Sorry for my lack of knowledge but where can I find are these connectors and where precisely is the front ignition coil. Do I have to remove the tank or I can just pull them out from their harness?

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    Somewhere within a foot of the speedo should be the two connectors. Under the tank in a rubber protector.

    Front Ign coil, left side, under the tank. Follow the spark plug wire. I do not have an 1800..... The "ground fix" shows the front IGN coil. Something that needs to be done to every 1800. 4th - 6th picture on the post. http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthre...-Fix-by-Tapper
    I have downloaded a service manual.. Probably have to raise the tank, not sure though.
    I see an IGN coil--not labeled, top of radiator, in the tank area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtxoa1 View Post
    I'm fairly new to riding, so I've got to ask... Why wouldn't you want to go down to first gear in a turn?
    It's a preference/comfort issue for me. I prefer and am more comfortable taking turns, including right handers in 2nd.

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    Thanks Hans..!

    I let you know about the outcome once it's done so it could be useful to others.

    Dan

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
    Somewhere within a foot of the speedo should be the two connectors. Under the tank in a rubber protector.

    Front Ign coil, left side, under the tank. Follow the spark plug wire. I do not have an 1800..... The "ground fix" shows the front IGN coil. Something that needs to be done to every 1800. 4th - 6th picture on the post. http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthre...-Fix-by-Tapper
    I have downloaded a service manual.. Probably have to raise the tank, not sure though.
    I see an IGN coil--not labeled, top of radiator, in the tank area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post
    If you shift in the twisties and no one is around to hear it, does it make a clunk?
    If you can't tell, may be it doesn't matter.

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