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post #1 of 18 Old 02-14-2017, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Plug & Play Gear Indicator

I was looking for a gear indicator for my 03 zx6r and I found this fairly cheap one on ebay:

FOR Kawasaki Zx6r Ninja 03 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Plug & Play Gear Indicator | eBay

It says it plugs into the diagnostics connector. Does anyone have any experience using one of these, if so, has it worked pretty good or no?
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I have one for my Tiger, bought it from a forum member it's a name brand and worked great.
If this does the same should be good.

Only down side is the sun can make it real hard to read the display.
Might be worth the risk.
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I'm not sure about the Chinese one from eBay, but if you want to go the name brand route and know for sure that it will work, I would recommend the one from HealTech: Kawasaki ZX-6R ZX6R 2003-2008 Healtech Gipro DS Series Gear Indicator
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Thanks for the advice!
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I'm not sure about the Chinese one from eBay, but if you want to go the name brand route and know for sure that it will work, I would recommend the one from HealTech: Kawasaki ZX-6R ZX6R 2003-2008 Healtech Gipro DS Series Gear Indicator
That is what I have on my Tiger.. huge price difference.
Might be worth the risk.
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I found two videos on youtube of the Chinese ebay gear indicator. The price is so low I think I'll take the risk and try it out haha.


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Be sure to come back and update the thread and let us know how it goes!
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I'm done buying Chinese stuff from ebay. I've ordered rotors, spools, display gauge covers and all have been bad quality. I would go with Healtech.

https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/gpx/


https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/gpds/



From their site:
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Some of our GIpro X-type units are offered by some Chinese companies. They use various brandings and logos, including HealTech, Kawasaki, etc. The product looks similar but the quality of the components and assembly is poor, the function/performance is lacking, the reliability is weak and warranty is not backed up. Since the unit connects to the bike's wiring system, due to poor design and assembly it may damage the ECU.
Always be sure to purchase an original GIpro X-type unit from an authorized HealTech distributor or dealer. If you have any doubts when you receive a product, please contact the distributor in your country before doing the installation."
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Be sure to come back and update the thread and let us know how it goes!
Will do! I just ordered it. It will probably take a month to get here from China in the mail.

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I'm done buying Chinese stuff from ebay. I've ordered rotors, spools, display gauge covers and all have been bad quality. I would go with Healtech.

https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/gpx/


https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/gpds/



From their site:
"Beware!
Some of our GIpro X-type units are offered by some Chinese companies. They use various brandings and logos, including HealTech, Kawasaki, etc. The product looks similar but the quality of the components and assembly is poor, the function/performance is lacking, the reliability is weak and warranty is not backed up. Since the unit connects to the bike's wiring system, due to poor design and assembly it may damage the ECU.
Always be sure to purchase an original GIpro X-type unit from an authorized HealTech distributor or dealer. If you have any doubts when you receive a product, please contact the distributor in your country before doing the installation."
Of course Healtech is going to have that disclaimer warning about cheaper units, they want you to buy their product instead!

I'm going to give the eBay one a try and I will update on how it is once I receive it.

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I have an 03 and also wanted a gear indicator. I also didn't like the tach as I found it a bit hard to see. I got the instrument adaptor from member extr400 that lets you put on a 07+ instrument cluster, which have gear indicators. It works great and the program on the adaptor also lets you adjust your speedo depending on the sprockets your running. I think he sells them for about $70, but then you'll have to find a used 07+ cluster.

FYI in case your Chinese indicator does not work out. Cheers
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I have an 03 and also wanted a gear indicator. I also didn't like the tach as I found it a bit hard to see. I got the instrument adaptor from member extr400 that lets you put on a 07+ instrument cluster, which have gear indicators. It works great and the program on the adaptor also lets you adjust your speedo depending on the sprockets your running. I think he sells them for about $70, but then you'll have to find a used 07+ cluster.

FYI in case your Chinese indicator does not work out. Cheers
Thanks for the info. Maybe I will look into that if the eBay gear indicator doesn't work out.
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Update..
I finally installed it.. (The eBay POS) Was going to deal with the euro tune later as they use one of the two wires used in the jumper.

WELL,, the lower left segment does not work. So the 2 looks ODD..
Bright side, the only time I see 2 is when it does the count down as my bike apparently doesn't have a second gear according to the indicator.
WHICH in the instructions say is already setup for our bikes.

Sent the seller a email, 48 hours later nothing. It was my first negitive review in over 5 years.
SO it was a risk, I lost.. Big POS. Don't do it..

First time is a learning experience. Second time is a mistake.
Better to learn from others learning experience's.
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Day 55 since ordering... Still waiting for it to arrive. Ebay says to allow until April 20th. If it doesn't arrive I'll just get my money back. I'll update when I receive it.
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