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post #1 of 7 Old 06-21-2019, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Yellow Shift Light Blinking in 6th Gear

Hey yal, I have a ‘18 zx6rSo I’ve noticed that when I am going highway speeds in 6th and want to open throttle up, that once my rpms are up to about 12k+ (redline at 16) and still increasing in speed over 120ish the yellow shift light will blink. But I’m already in 6th gear! Also sometimes if accelerate through the gears and into 6th gear after 115+ and climbing the rpms the same light will blink. IS this an issue with the bike or just something that is normal and not a problem??
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-22-2019, 01:15 AM
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There should be a way to adjust the shift light to come on at your preferred RPM. Im not sure if its supposed to come on way up top in 6th gear though....I dont spend much time in that range lol.
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It's a visual warning that you are approaching redline. It can be adjusted, or ignored as you see fit. The rev limiter will still kick in and make the engine stutter a few hundred RPM before you blow it up.
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I also have to wonder if you are running OEM gearing. Pretty difficult (nearly impossible) to reach max RPM in 6th on OEM gearing.

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In your manual it tells you how to adjust your shift light RPM, you can also cycle between slow flash, quick flash, and solid.

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Iíve hit 15k RPM in 6th but honestly I donít remember the shift light coming on. It might have .. who cares really. I love the fast blink and set it at 15k rpm

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Iím actually shocked that no one has shamed you over your squidly behavior ....
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