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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: miks on February 18, 2018, 11:22:54 pm

Title: KTM 690 gear indicator
Post by: miks on February 18, 2018, 11:22:54 pm
Howzit guys,

Does anyone know how the gear indicator works on the 690 gearbox?
Is there a sensor/plug that picks up the position of the gear shifter?

The dash cluster cant show gear and odo at the same time and I've grown used to the gear indicator with my GS.

Ideally would like to be able to plug something like this in and have it wired into the existing wiring.


Title: Re: KTM 690 gear indicator
Post by: Omninorm on February 21, 2018, 11:14:06 am
Why do you want to see ODO and gear at the same time?

I'm of no real help but I think there must be a sensor/switch somewhere - I have seen that when you change and keep the clutch in the indicator does not change, as soon as you let the clutch out it changes to the gear selected. If you do clutchless shifts it also changes though.

Not sure if that gives you any indication of where to start looking.

Title: Re: KTM 690 gear indicator
Post by: miks on February 21, 2018, 07:17:15 pm
Just got used to having a permanent gear indicator with the GS. I cant seem to push the buttons well on the clock with gloves on so it's a pain to stop and check then carry on again.

Still new to the 690 so keeping an eye on odo to work out what my fuel consumption is commuting vs offroading  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 690 gear indicator
Post by: Omninorm on February 22, 2018, 12:27:36 pm
Just got used to having a permanent gear indicator with the GS. I cant seem to push the buttons well on the clock with gloves on so it's a pain to stop and check then carry on again.

Still new to the 690 so keeping an eye on odo to work out what my fuel consumption is commuting vs offroading  :thumleft:

I see, makes sense as i also have my odometer as a backup in case the fuel indicator light goes I more or less knows how far ai can go. had that issue on my Xchallenge. Luckily bike stalled 30m from a garage  :biggrin: