I thought that It maybe of interest to some fellow bladers if I wrote a fitting guide of a Healtech Glpro X-Type Gear Indicator to my 1998 RR-W Blade.
I will Edit this post as I go.
1. I looked around the net and decided to order my Glpro from GIpro X-Type
, this proved to be a good choice because I ordered it last Thurday evening and it arrived on Saturday morning via Royal Mail Recorded delivery which was the free option
2.The kit comes in 2 parts, the gear indicator itself that is hard wired to a connector, some cableties, a spare doublesided sticky pad, instructions and most importantly, 4 Healtech vinyl stickers
. The 2nd part is the bike specific harness kit, GPX-HO1 for my bike. This kit contains another quality looking wiring harness, instructions and a scotch-lock wire tap.
3. Know I now this next part is a weird concept for most blokes (me included), but I would recommended that you read through the wire harness installation instructions a couple of times before you go any further!
4. The first job is to locate the Speedo sensor connector. This connector is located on the righthand side of the bike in the gap between the frame and the tank.
5. Once you have found the connector, next you have to loosen the fuel tank and carefully put a packer between the top of the frame and the bottom edge of the tank (I used a small piece of wood that i wrapped in cloth) to give yourself an extra 50-60mm of space to access the connector. You now need to seperate the connector, and then connect both the male and female connectors from your new wiring harness to it.
6. Now you need to remove the riders seat and put it to one side. Next route the thin wire that has no connector on the end of it and is black with a linear dark green stripe on it back to the Ignition Control Module which is located under the riders seat. Healtech do supply a few mini black cable-ties but you will need some more to do a proper job of routing this cable. There is plenty of extra length on this cable so you can choose your own path without having to worry about running out of cable!
Here you can see the Ignition Control Module and also see the thin black cable with the green stripe on it roughly in position. - http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/...75/Bikes/4.jpg
7. These next parts are a little bit fiddley, so just take your time. On most Hondas that use this specific wiring harness, you need to look for the Tachometer signal wire which has green and yellow stripes on it, but for early blades and some Blackbirds you need to locate the Pulse Generator wire coming from the Ignition Control Module, which is the solid yellow wire located on the far left of the multi-connector. Even though the instructions or my Haynes manual didn't mention this, the wire does have a few silver dashes on it.
8. Now its time to join (tap) your new thin black and green wire to the yellow Pulse Generator wire using the supplied scotch-lock (wire tap). You need to carefully strip back 30-40mm of the black insulation from the Igntion Control Module connector loom giving you better access to the yellow wire. I used a Stanley knife blade to do this, just be very careful not to cut through any wires.
Place the yellow cable in the pass-through section of the scotch-lock (wire tap) and then trim the new thin black and green wire to the correct length and then place it in the other dead-end part of the scotch-lock. Now place the tiny aluminium blade into the scotch-lock and using a pair of pliers, push the blade into the scotch-lock fully, so that it taps both wires and is fully seated.
Now close the scotch-lock cover and snap it shut, and then re-apply insulating tape to the bikes loom and your new scotch-lock to keep it all tidy and safe.
9. The other thicker black cable, that starts from the speedo sensor connector part of the new harness now needs to be routed towards the front of the bike because this connects to the indicator itself. I routed mine under the fuel tank along the inside of the frame, trying to keep it away from the top of the engine. It then exits under the front of the fuel tank along with the 2 throttle cables. This cable also has plenty of length to it and cannot be cut down so you have to route it around the clocks a bit depending on where you are goin to fit the indicator.
10. Now its time to mount the indicator on your instrument cluster in the position of your choice. The indiactor comes with a pre-applied doublesided stickpad on the back of it and you also get another thinner pad if you want to mount the indicator on the side of something like I did. The wire that comes form the indicator has a 4 pin connector that plugs into another 4 pin connector on the end of the harness wire. This connector has an idiot proof fitting key!!
You can just see the connector above the indicator tucked behind the clocks.
11. Nearly done now! Its time to setup the indicator, which is a piece of cake. Turn on the ignition and the indicator counts down from '6' to '1' and then displays an 'L' for learning mode. At this point you start the engine and can either set it up on a paddock stand or ride it up a straight road. I set mine up on the paddock stand because it seemed a bit safer to me! Basically all you have to do is put the bike into first gear and ride it until the display signals to change up. Once you have been through all six gears the display is set and ready to use.
Now when you turn on the ignition the indicator counts from '1' to '6', this shows that the indicator is all setup for gear changes.
There are 2 more functions on the Glpro X-type, an upshift indicator and a high speed warning indicator but you can only use one or the other.
Conclusion: I am very happy with the overall quality of the whole kit and the relative ease of installation and setup. The indicator works well and only has a split second delay when changing gear, but you would only notice this if you constantly looked at it while riding!
Oh yeah, just to confirm that I ordered the yellow display option which is actually orange which is what I wanted.
Hope this is of interest and help to some peeps on here.