Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guyton (Savannah), GA, USA
Do other people become fixated on the gear number indicator? On past bikes with no indicator I always (almost always) knew what gear I was in and relied more on the tachometer. Now I'm lazier and don't keep a mental note as often. Now with the gear indicator, I look at that a lot more and then look over at the RPMs. In the mountains, I've noticed it has become a bad habit because it takes more eyes-off-the-road time than before. I also used to listen to the bike more. On the other hand, I do like it for down-shifting because I have a better idea of how to blip the throttle. While I would never want to go back to a bike without one, I wonder if it has been a help or hindrance. Thoughts?
"If everything's coming your way, you're probably in the wrong lane."
'04 K1200GT / '01 R1200C - Savannah, GA