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Has anyone's R3 HUD gear display gone blank when stopped? It wouldn't show 1,N,2,3,etc. It was simply blank. When I tried changing gears, nothing happens. I tried some rando stuff like letting go of the brake or something and it would then show back up.

If memory serves me right, I believe I shifted down to 1 from 3, really fast when coasting to a stop.
 

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I could be wrong but in neutral, it's an underline, not an N, so you may have gone into neutral. I feel the R3 sometimes has problems getting out of neutral, more often than other bikes. At a stop, when this happens I roll the bike a bit forward or back, and slowly feather the clutch out until it finds first. It had gone blank once while moving. Just clutch in and give it a firm kick up to the next gear.
 

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Hmm, ok. I'll double check. I was pretty sure I wasn't in N because the bright @ss green light, I would have noticed. I'll try your rocking back and forth method.
 

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Usually when that happens I'll either roll the bike forward a little and it'll eventually click in. Other than that I've had it go blank when I'm downshifting, and it wouldn't go down further, so I shift it back up, and then down again and it fixed it.
 

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Yep this happens all the time in between gears, the indicator will be blank, roll the bike back and or forward while clicking into gear and it'll actually go in.
 

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It happens.

This is what you need to do. Put a piece of tape over the gear indicator. Learn how to ride without looking at what gear you are on.

Problem solved!

No, but seriously, my first bikes all had gear indicators, and I wanted to buy one that had no gear indicator. So I did this (the tape), rode a handful of times, got used to it, bought a bike without a gear indicator, now I barely look at what gear I am in on all my bikes. Its a nice luxury to have, but don't rely on it. And truthfully it will also add to your overall skills as a rider. Bikes have existed for decades without a gear indicator!
 
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It happens.

This is what you need to do. Put a piece of tape over the gear indicator. Learn how to ride without looking at what gear you are on.

Problem solved!

No, but seriously, my first bikes all had gear indicators, and I wanted to buy one that had no gear indicator. So I did this (the tape), rode a handful of times, got used to it, bought a bike without a gear indicator, now I barely look at what gear I am in on all my bikes. Its a nice luxury to have, but don't rely on it. And truthfully t will also add to your overall skills as a rider. Bikes have existed for decades without a gear indicator!
I use mostly the gear indicator at slow speeds in urban riding to make sure I don't start off in 2nd.....which can be done, but not ideal. (10km/h is my deciding point between a 1st or 2nd gear roll)
 

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I haven't ridden outside the usual streets, so I'm always on 3rd gear or lower and able to keep track. I've strangely not relied on it as I had expected. I just didn't realize I could be in between gears, which was when I looked at the HUD and noticed it to be blank.

Thanks all for the tip. Good to know it wasn't so mechanical failure.
 
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