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Gear Indicator

Hi guys and gals, I'm back again - I built a 900RR engined sandrail a while ago and very much enjoyed the support from this forum

I liked that engine so much I just bought a fisher fury with a 93 SC28 893

One of the annoyances I found last time (and indeed this time) is the lack of gear indicator. I can't seem to see an aftermarket one I like so figure I'll knock one up, I was thinking of two options:

1. A couple of microswitches on the gear lever - not sure how it would deal with neutral or missed gears
2. Take the approach of using rpm/speed to figure it out

I'm favouring the latter and wondered if anyone could help accelerate my learning with RPM/speed signals and gears/ratios

Thanks in advance

James
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Re: Gear Indicator

After a bit of spreadsheet tweaking I think I have solved this, gear ratios on the fireblade are:

1 2.77
2 2.00
3 1.58
4 1.40
5 1.25
6 1.17

The primary ratio (clutch/flywheel) is 1.52

The final drive ratio on the bike was 2.8 and on the car this is 3.8

The magic formula is

Speed (MPH) = (RPM/(Gear ratio*Primary ratio*Diff ratio))*(wheel circumference in miles * 60)
Which boils down to

RPM/((Speed/0.065)*4.7728) = Gear ratio

Once you know the ratio you know the gear, time to do the Arduino side now...
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Hi guys and gals, I'm back again - I built a 900RR engined sandrail a while ago and very much enjoyed the support from this forum

I liked that engine so much I just bought a fisher fury with a 93 SC28 893

One of the annoyances I found last time (and indeed this time) is the lack of gear indicator. I can't seem to see an aftermarket one I like so figure I'll knock one up, I was thinking of two options:

1. A couple of microswitches on the gear lever - not sure how it would deal with neutral or missed gears
2. Take the approach of using rpm/speed to figure it out

I'm favouring the latter and wondered if anyone could help accelerate my learning with RPM/speed signals and gears/ratios

Thanks in advance

James
I guess no.2 will work best.

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Re: Gear Indicator

Yup I went for the same, just waiting for my oscilloscope to arrive so I can check the signal before feeding it into my Arduino, code is all written now
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After a bit of spreadsheet tweaking I think I have solved this, gear ratios on the fireblade are:

1 2.77
2 2.00
3 1.58
4 1.40
5 1.25
6 1.17

The primary ratio (clutch/flywheel) is 1.52

The final drive ratio on the bike was 2.8 and on the car this is 3.8

The magic formula is

Speed (MPH) = (RPM/(Gear ratio*Primary ratio*Diff ratio))*(wheel circumference in miles * 60)
Which boils down to

RPM/((Speed/0.065)*4.7728) = Gear ratio

Once you know the ratio you know the gear, time to do the Arduino side now...
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