No, not when to shift, just a display of what gear you're currently in. When im riding in towns and stay in 3rd or 4th for a longer time i often forget which im in and need to shift up to 5 to go back down to figure out where i am. It has gotten better with more riding experience though and not as bad as it used to be.gear indicator? one of the things i like about this bike if shifting by how it feels.... listen to your gut man!
I'm pretty sure mine is in 24 hour mode. I haven't been on the bike in 7 months because I've been working out of town and because of the weather. So it's possible I'm mistaken. I put everything in the 24 hour mode if I can so my memory could be faulty.The 2002 is 24hr. Others are 12hr.
sandytows you have a 2007 right? Yours is displaying in 24 hour format? I ask because I thought I remembered the later model years could be changed between 12 and 24 but I do not remember for certain.