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Post  crackers2378 on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 9:55 pm

I bought my 2011 gsx 1250 fa second hand and have never seen the shift light light up

the wonders of google led me to thisk which has now allowed to turn the shift on and set it for 7500 rpm

worth a watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3yyIueyrQ 

now I want to go for a ride at highs revs but its 10pm at night

enjoy

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Post  paul on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 10:08 pm

interesting ......I didn't know they had one ...........I've got the gsf1250s which doesn't .

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Post  madmax on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 10:15 pm

@crackers2378 wrote:I bought my 2011 gsx 1250 fa second hand and have never seen the shift light light up

the wonders of google led me to thisk which has now allowed to turn the shift on and set it for 7500 rpm

worth a watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3yyIueyrQ 

now I want to go for a ride at highs revs but its 10pm at night

enjoy

That's ok the shift light will light up beautifully at night.

The info on setting the shift light is also in the owners manual

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Re: shift light

Post  Stromcat on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 3:08 am

If ever a bike did not need a shift light,its this one.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 3:23 pm

You don't need a shift light. You need to learn how to ride these things if you're relying on it.
In stockish trim 7500 is past the fun point.


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Post  madmax on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 4:40 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:You don't need a shift light. You need to learn how to ride these things if you're relying on it.
In stockish trip 7500 is past the fun point.

Depends on what your using it for. I briefly had mine set up around 8500 but not for shifts more for as a warning lamp for aproaching redline.
I don't bother with it anymore because every time you remove the gauges you have to redo the setup.

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Post  crackers2378 on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 9:23 pm

so after a short squirt up the road and back I have established 7500 revs is way to much. at that point you would never see the shift light - unless your on a track day of course 

I wound it down to 5000 revs and can see it a lot more obviously 

its nothing more than a bit of fun - as for relying on it to know when to change - not a chance 

and your right if there was ever a bike that doesnt need one it would be this one

no doubt i will turn if off if/when it gets annoying

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Post  Maxwell55 on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 9:02 pm

This is for a GSXR Is this the same as the GSX thanks

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Post  crackers2378 on Mon 08 Feb 2016, 7:37 pm

@Maxwell55 wrote:This is for a GSXR Is this the same as the GSX thanks

hi

gsx fa and gsxr share the same instrument cluster

I had no problems following the instructions for the same result

and 5000 revs is ample to see the shift light for just every change

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Post  Jimcoleman on Mon 08 Feb 2016, 7:39 pm

Seriously a GSX1250FS shift light is only there cause of the surplus GSXR dashes they found out the back of the Suzuki storeroom

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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 10:34 am

my commute takes in a number of light controlled intersections, one passes the NZ Police College. I take particular glee in using what some have described as "gratuitous" accleration pulling away from those lights. Not once have I ever seen the shift light come on other than the test cycle when the ignition is turned on. I usually ease up at 115kph indicated in 2nd gear. Where in the real world would you need more? You fellas have some higher limits than us but still....... They would have been better to give us a dash with clock and odo similtaneously on or a trip computer.

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Post  madmax on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 10:53 am

@Ulsterkiwi wrote:They would have been better to give us a dash with clock and odo similtaneously on or a trip computer.

Here-here

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Post  Jimcoleman on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 3:46 pm

external temp gauge, self cancelling indicators and a keyless start are on my wish list

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Post  Oz17ub on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 5:46 pm

Do the 1250's have this aswell. 
Not sure where it would light up if it did. 

You guys and your bew flashy models

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Post  reddog on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 6:24 pm

Real bandits don't have this feature. Only gsx1250s
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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 8:38 pm

I think Suzuki just put that instrument panel on from the spare parts bin - I've seen that exact same item on lesser capacity Suzuki cc machines. They just put a different face on it and recalibrated the ECU to a different rev range.
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Post  Oz17ub on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 10:20 pm

Bugger

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