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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Quick Shifter

Anybody fitted a quick shifter? If so what make? Any problem with electronics? So on
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 09:56 AM
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Nope, can't help you Jorge as i never had one and don't know much about them.

BTW how was your track day at Kayalami ?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking

Got to the track at 7:00am. It was raining and tempratures near 0. Only got on the track at about 10am. Wet and very sleppery. Saw 2 guy crash out right in front of me. Later at about 2pm I managed to get 20min on a dry line track. It was great. Did some really good times. At 3pm it started to hail. Besides the weather it was great. Looking forward to the next one. Also going to phakisa in two weeks.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 12:01 PM
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Ah yeah, don't even talk about rain.
It's been following me the last times i went to the track
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 10:09 PM
 
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Added a Dynojet quick shifter to the SPR, and Reopropf used to have one on his AGO. We were both lazy bastards and let the dealer install them (as the dealer was mapping the PowerCommanders for us at the same time).

http://www.powercommander.com/quickshift.shtml

Of course, I love it as I'm a gadget guy. It took a little getting used to at first, particualrly when you realize you're best served to keep the throttle PINNED when shifting. Or, at least, you don't roll off if you want to continue the acceleration. It's a little counter-intuitive when you're used to "real" shifting. You have to get your brain and wrist around the idea that they're not to do anything when using the quick shifter.

You can also set a "floor" rev limit under which the quick shifter won't actuate the engine cutout. So, I set it somewhere around 4k RPM, ensuring I don't accidentally shift at low speed or low RPM's.

Where it really shines is on the track. Sometimes I use the clutch in quick up/down areas, but when you turn onto the straightaway... man, you get to hold on for dear life. Grip the grips, get down low, and let your big toe do all the work. No over-revving. No getting angry that you cluched out too slow and lost a bit of ground to some jerk on a Tamburini. None of that -- you just go fast, then instantly faster, then instantly fastest.

Sure, I used to shift sans-clutch anyway, but you'd typically have to roll off just a bit to try to more closely match engine speed and all... the quick shifter takes that calculation out of the picture.

Okay, the purists will argue that the art of biking is in knowing how to shift sans-clutch, or in massaging the friction zone of the clutch when coming out of a corner. All true - those are great arts.

But I'm a lazy SOB at heart... and every time I'm on the streets and can shift without moving my left hand back to the bar, I smile just a bit wider.

And if I want to get artistic and old school, I just ignore the quick-shifter and use the clutch as any normal human.

I can't give you much advice on the installation, but I'm glad to post or send close-ups if it helps your planning.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

Thanks for all the info. Really helps. If you can post some pic's it would be nice. Do you know if it damages anything in the long run?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2006, 09:36 AM
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LOVED it on AGO. Probably unnecessary on Tamburini. Am keeping Tam intact without mods. That jerk on his SPR is fast .
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 04:11 PM
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LOVED it on AGO. Probably unnecessary on Tamburini. Am keeping Tam intact without mods. That jerk on his SPR is fast .
Pull a plug cap off when he's not looking Peter!!


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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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Pull a plug cap off when he's not looking Peter!!
Reminds of mt. biking back in the day, we used to put water in our friends tires to slow them down
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