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2020-06-05
FTR Gauge Overview

The Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 base model is equipped with an instrument cluster that includes a speedometer (1), indicator lamps (2) and Multi-Function Display (3).

Instrument cluster

The speedometer displays the forward speed of the motorcycle in either miles per hour or kilometers per hour.

Inside the speedometer are the following indicator lamps:

Lamp Indicates Condition
Chassis fault icon Chassis Fault The alert symbol illuminates if a chassis fault occurs.
Low fuel icon Low Fuel This lamp illuminates when 2.0 Liters (0.53 U.S. gallons) of fuel remains in the tank.
Neutral icon Neutral This lamp illuminates when the transmission is in neutral.
High beam icon High Beam The lamp illuminates when the headlight switch is set to high beam.
Turn signal icon Turn Signal The turn signal indicators flash when the left, right or both turn signals (hazard) are active. If there is a problem in the signal system, the lamps will flash at twice the normal rate.
A B S not activated icon ABS Not Activated The indicator remains on until the ABS activates, which occurs when vehicle speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h). When the lamp is illuminated, the anti-lock brakes will not activate, but the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally. The lamp also will illuminate if an ABS fault is detected.
Check engine icon Check Engine If this lamp illuminates while the engine is running, see your Indian Motorcycle promptly. The light will remain on if the tilt sensor shuts down the engine. If abnormal sensor or engine operation is detected the light will remain on as long as the fault condition exists. Retrieve the error codes for diagnosis. If a misfire is detected, the check engine lamp will begin to flash and fuel will be cut to the affected cylinder(s). See your Owner's Manual for more.
Side stand light icon Sidestand Light The sidestand light will turn on anytime the sidestand is down.

The following indicators can be found on the Multi-Function Display.

Lamp Indicator Condition
Low oil pressure icon Low Oil Pressure The Low Oil Pressure lamp illuminates when oil pressure drops below a safe operating pressure while the engine is running. If this lamp illuminates while the engine is running above idle speed, turn the engine off as soon as safely possible and check the oil level. If the oil level is correct and the lamp remains on after the engine is restarted, turn the engine off immediately. See your Indian Motorcycle Dealer.
Battery voltage icon Battery Voltage The Battery Voltage lamp illuminates if high or low battery voltage is detected or if there is a charging system fault. Turn non-essential accessories off to conserve power. Make sure the charging system is operating properly. See your Owner's Manual.
Vehicle speed icon Vehicle Speed When standard mode is selected, speed displays in miles per hour. When metric mode is selected, speed displays in kilometers per hour.
Cruise control icon Cruise Control Status Amber lamp: Cruise control is enabled but not set. When flashing, a cruise control-related fault exists. Green lamp: Cruise control is set to the desired speed. Read the safety and operation procedures before using cruise control. See your Owner's Manual for more.

With the ignition switch on, use the right-hand trigger switch (1) to toggle through the modes of the Multi-Function Display and to change settings in the display. The right-hand trigger switch acts as the MODE button.

F T R trigger switch

The following display modes are available:

  • Odometer: Displays total distance traveled.
  • Trip Odometer: Displays total distance traveled since being reset. To reset, toggle to the trip odometer and then press and hold the MODE button until the trip odometer resets to zero.
  • Engine Speed: Displays in revolutions per minute (RPM).
  • Gear Indicator: The vehicle's current gear position is displayed on the Multi-Function Display.
  • Battery Voltage: Displays real-time, regulated charge voltage supplied to the battery. The voltage level may fluctuate depending on electrical load and engine RPM.
  • Engine Error Codes: See below.
  • Average Fuel Economy: Displays the vehicle's average fuel economy as of the last time the mode was reset. To reset, press and hold the right trigger while viewing the fuel economy display.
  • Instant Fuel Economy: Displays the vehicle's current fuel economy at the the moment the mode was selected.
  • Engine Temperature: Displays the temperature of the engine coolant.

The display can be changed to display either standard or metric units of measurement.

Standard Display Metric Display
Distance Miles Kilometers
Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Time 12-Hour Clock 24-Hour Clock
Volume Gallons Imperial Gallons, Liters

To change a unit of measurement:

1. Turn the ignition off.

2. Wait 10 seconds off.

3. Press and hold the right-hand trigger switch while turning the key to the ON or PARK position.

4. When the display flashes the distance setting, trap the right-hand trigger switch to advance to the desired setting.

5. Press and hold the right-hand trigger switch to save the setting and advance to the next display option.

6. Repeat the procedure to change remaining display settings.

The clock must be reset any time the battery has been disconnected or discharged. To reset the clock:

1. Use the right-hand trigger switch to toggle to the odometer display.

2. Press and hold the right-hand trigger switch until the hour segment flashes. Release the switch.

3. With the segment flashing, tap the right-hand trigger switch to advance to the desired setting.

4. Press and hold the right-hand trigger switch until the next segment flashes. Release the switch.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice to set the 10-minute and 1-minute segments. After completing the 1-minute segment, step 4 will save the new settings and exit the clock mode.

Check Engine Indicators
If a misfire is detected, the check engine indicator will being to flash and fuel will be cut to the affected cylinder(s). The check engine indicator lamp will continue to flash until the ignition switch has been moved to the off position. Restarting the engine will clear the flashing indicator and restore fuel to both cylinders. if another misfire occurs, the check engine indicator lamp will resume flashing and fuel once more will be cut to the affected cylinder(s). After the third misfire, PO314 misfire fault is determined and set, the check engine light will remain on, and fuel will be cut to the affected cylinder(s). If this occurs, your Indian Motorcycle Dealer can assist.

The error screen displays only when the CHECK ENGINE light is on or when it goes on and off during one ignition cycle. Error codes display only during the current ignition cycle. When the ignition switch is turned OFF, the code and message are lost but will reappear if the fault reoccurs after restarting the engine.

If the CHECK ENGINE indicator lamp illuminates, retrieve the error codes from the display. To retrieve the codes:

1. If the error codes are not displayed, use the right-hand trigger switch to toggle until "Ck ENG" displays on the main line of the display.

2. Press and hold the right-hand trigger switch to enter the diagnostics code menu.

3. Record the three numbers displayed in the gear position, clock and odometer displays.

  • (1) Error Code Number (0-9)
  • (2) Suspect Parameter Number (SPN)
  • (3) Failure Mode Indicator (FMI)

4. See and authorized Indian Motorcycle Dealer for code details and diagnosis.

Diagnostics display

Certain conditions will cause the battery indicator to illuminate and an error message to display in the screen. If this occurs, please see your authorized Indian Motorcycle Dealer.

Message Location Indicates
LO DC Voltage Screen Voltage remains below 11.0 volts for more than 10 seconds.
OV DC Voltage Screen Voltage remains above 15.0 volts for more than 10 seconds.
ERROR All Checksum error (gauge malfunction)

"HOt"displays and the CHECK ENGINE indicator lamp illuminates under the following conditions.

Condition Indicates Action Required
Engine coolant temperature approaches unsafe operating condition while the engine is running. Engine coolant temperature is above a safe operating temperature. Stop the engine as soon as safely possible. Check the coolant level. Check the radiator for debris. Check cooling fan operation. If the warning continues to display after restarting the engine, stop the engine immediately.

For more information, see your authorized Indian Motorcycle Dealer. Find a dealer near you through the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.