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Am I the only one who forgets what gear?

If I could only remember what gear I'm in I could probably get faster and smoother around the track! Anyone else have that problem? Any tricks?
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I've learned to keep a mental note of it but you could get a gear indicator - run about $100 I think.
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For some reason, I forget when braking after the main straight of Beaverun. (1 out of every 10 laps or so). Other tracks I'm ok but this yr I'm running different gearing so we'll see.

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I forget every now and then, on straightaways (when working on cornering and not overall speed) i'll go all the way to neutral and count back up.. prolly gonna get me a gear indicator

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I know some guys that run gear indicators..
Also didnt they have some thing on two wheel tuesday on speed, that just clicked on your visor and you could see your RPM's and gear you were in?

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I ride in only 2 or 3 gears (2nd, 3rd, and 4th). It makes it easier to remember.
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I ride in only 2 or 3 gears (2nd, 3rd, and 4th). It makes it easier to remember.
sounds like you've never been to the big track yet ;)
i try to remember what gear im on but i sometimes forget...
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sounds like you've never been to the big track yet ;)
i try to remember what gear im on but i sometimes forget...
You got it!!!...hahaha.

I prefer the more technical tracks which really don't require you to be in the higher gears.

I've seen vids of the Big Track and that's a fast track.
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You got it!!!...hahaha.

I prefer the more technical tracks which really don't require you to be in the higher gears.

I've seen vids of the Big Track and that's a fast track.
dood... you gotta try it - you'll like it...
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I'm missing something... Whats "the BIG track"?
I think I'll consider the gear indicator.
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One of my sponsors was trying to push a gear indicator on me (http://www.moto-plaza.com/catalog/de...Path=46_61_69), but I didn't really see the need. I don't ever know exactly what gear I am in. I only know how many shifts to make going into a corner. That being said I suppose I could quickly figure out what gear I was in if I needed to. By counting shifts and not gears it helps me switch between street pattern for the stunt bike and GP shift for the race bike easily.

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I count my gears to keep track of what gear i'm in, I know how many gears down at each corner and up changes take care of themselves as I'm consistent with changing at the same RPM's each time. Seems to work for me although i do make a mistake every now and then.

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I forget every now and then, on straightaways (when working on cornering and not overall speed) i'll go all the way to neutral and count back up.. prolly gonna get me a gear indicator
If its not too expensive, maybe we can get a group buy from one of our sponsors. If the install isn't tough, I'd definitely purchase this because I forget what gear I'm in all the time...though I'm a newbie rider...

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If its not too expensive, maybe we can get a group buy from one of our sponsors. If the install isn't tough, I'd definitely purchase this because I forget what gear I'm in all the time...though I'm a newbie rider...
Now there's an idea, I've been wanting a gear indicator for awhile, but as long as I'm riding in the powerband everything works out as far as my drive out of the corner.
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One of my sponsors was trying to push a gear indicator on me (http://www.moto-plaza.com/catalog/de...Path=46_61_69), but I didn't really see the need. I don't ever know exactly what gear I am in. I only know how many shifts to make going into a corner. That being said I suppose I could quickly figure out what gear I was in if I needed to. By counting shifts and not gears it helps me switch between street pattern for the stunt bike and GP shift for the race bike easily.

Word...
I also race Motocross, which i have done since i was a Kid, I find that i listen to the bike more than look at the clocks. The only time i do is if im doing mach 10 down some straigh and dont want to blow her up i have a little look.

I find i never know what gear i am in, and sometimes that does bite me in the arse.

What i do is i know by the sound of the bike that when i get into this corner i change down say 2 gears, then i accelerate and change up 3 gearsbefore the next turn, so then the next corner i know that i need to change down 1. And so on.

Basically i know how many i need to change up and down, so i also know if i get it wrong, if i change up or day 1 too many.

Hope this helps. If it dont get a gear indicator. But them you will be spend your time looking down instead of whats going on around you and when you can make your next killer overtake.

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$100?! Let's just make our own ... can probably make one for a lot less.
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I think losing track of what gear you're in happens to everyone from time to time. That mistake put me off the track in turn 9 at Jennings last year when I locked up the rear end going into first(thought I was going into 2nd).

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