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Offlinepaulgelineau

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    Shift up indicator
    « on: 2021-07-21 16:44:19 »
    My 2015 1200RT has the "shift up" indicator and I'm curious what that is predicated on.  Speed, torque, RPM or a combination of all?  I don't generally use it to tell me when to shift as after 30+ years of riding I can tell when to shift up or down.  Just a curiosity question.
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    Paul G.

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      Re: Shift up indicator
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-07-21 18:37:02 »
      Seems to be on RPM,  guess it about meeting the emissions regulations.

      OnlineGavj

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        Re: Shift up indicator
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-07-21 18:37:34 »
        On my 2020 it appears to be for economy, not sure of the parameters used but similar to my wife's car. If your light on the throttle it suggests shifting up. I switched mine off, found it distracting having an orange light / symbol appearing on the dash...... as with you, I know when to shift

        OnlinePeter Baker

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          Re: Shift up indicator
          « Reply #3 on: 2021-07-22 07:11:42 »
          As above, pretty sure it is "economy focused" to help you get better mileage...  Peter

          OnlineCasbar

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            Re: Shift up indicator
            « Reply #4 on: 2021-07-22 09:23:54 »
            On the KTM 1290, you can adjust it yourself, obviously it won't let you go higher than the max rpm.

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              Re: Shift up indicator
              « Reply #5 on: 2021-07-22 10:01:44 »
              On my 2020 it appears to be for economy, not sure of the parameters used but similar to my wife's car. If your light on the throttle it suggests shifting up. I switched mine off, found it distracting having an orange light / symbol appearing on the dash...... as with you, I know when to shift


              Mine is definitely economy/emissions based. I've turned it off as I find it annoying

              Offlinesakm

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              Re: Shift up indicator
              « Reply #6 on: 2021-07-22 10:50:28 »
              They work in a strange way!


              steadily cruising along it will tell you to go in as high a gear as possible


              Giving it some stick it will tell you to hold the gears longer


              I turned mine off as I found myself following its advise and the bike just felt like it was in the wrong gear all the time