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Old 06-08-2006, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is it just me, or is the tach on my zx-6r easy (NOT hard) to read? why do so many people complain about it? i've ridden hard in all types of lighting and situations, even rain at night (don't ask), and i have never had a problem reading my tach. seems to me that the zx-6r has so few problems that stupid journalists almost have to make some up. [:CantSeeShit]
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never really had a problem reading it, but I dont usually look at it anyway. I shift when I want and if I get too high in the revs I can see the orange shift light out of the corner of my eye. I've had the bike about a year and by now I can usually tell where the revs are at just by sound and feel. Only complaint I have with the instrument cluster is the mode and reset buttons. They are kinda hard to get to while riding. A better control system on the handlebar where the lap timer button is would be better I think.
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No problems here either and I ride with polarized sunglasses.
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i dont have any problems
 
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no problems here..

I think people just complain about the digital tach. they seem to like the analog better, but I could care less honestly..
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Only complaint I have with the instrument cluster is the mode and reset buttons. They are kinda hard to get to while riding. A better control system on the handlebar where the lap timer button is would be better I think.
I think the whole idea is to put the things you NEED while riding, i.e., turn signals, horn, lap timer (for track), hi-beam switch, kill switch, where it is easily accessible while riding. Mode and reset are not needed while moving.

Didn't Kawi modify the '06 shield to make the tach more readable??
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LOL... i found this funny too, the tach is perfectly fine, and no glare or amount of sunlight has afffected me what so ever!!!!
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I think the whole idea is to put the things you NEED while riding, i.e., turn signals, horn, lap timer (for track), hi-beam switch, kill switch, where it is easily accessible while riding. Mode and reset are not needed while moving.
You have never wanted to change between your clock and your trip while riding? I don't want a bunch of buttons on the handlebar to get in the way, but I'm sure they could come up with some kind of control to handle all three functions. Or maybe just have a permanent clock display, that would work too I guess. I don't wear a watch and have a bad habit of losing time when I go riding
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They have said it in every magazine since 03, i had a 03rr, now i have the 05r, and no complaints here.
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You have never wanted to change between your clock and your trip while riding? I don't want a bunch of buttons on the handlebar to get in the way, but I'm sure they could come up with some kind of control to handle all three functions. Or maybe just have a permanent clock display, that would work too I guess. I don't wear a watch and have a bad habit of losing time when I go riding
Nope I never have but that's just me. I seem to never use the clock and I only switch from the trip meter to the odometer to occasionally check my total milage but that's when I'm not riding, like when I do periodic maintenance so I know when to schedule the next time to do it. I understand what you're saying but some will argue you should be focused on the road, blah, blah, blah. I ride mostly to escape and have fun, so if I lose track of time I don't really care. I'll come home when I'm hungry, just keep dinner warm is all I ask. [8D]
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