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Hi guys,

I know a few threat treat about this subject, but do not answer my questions specifically so:
- What is the best Quick Shifter for the basic F4 2010? Ideally not the one where the button is below the quick shifter but rather one with the captor on the link between the gear lever and the gearbox.
- How easy is it to fit on the bike assuming no modification has been made to the bike (no power commander or things like that installed)? Is there a direct connector on the bike to fit a quick shifter?
- How much damage does it do to the gear box in the long run?
- Any idea where I could find one at a discount to PRP?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Have a look at cordona strain gauges, using one on my f3 and liking it. They have the advantage that you can set the weight that triggers the switch (how hard you push the lever).

Damage? None that you will ever notice unless the shifter is set up badly. And you'll know if its set up badly!

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Hi,

I'm using a Cordona strain gauge, but on my bike it is set up to work with the Microtec M227 ECU, which has a plug in port for a QS, so its a nice and neat setup.

Using the stock ECU, believe you will need something like a PQ8 kit to splice into the harness and interrupt power to the ignition:

http://www.cordona.net/pq8.htm

Its nice quality kit. :smoking:
 

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Pretty sure he meant that he did not want to use a link-age type system ? Probably because he does not want to buy new rearset's ? But then again, he mentions a link between gearbox and lever ?
Can you be a bit more specific man, do you have standard pegs on your bike, because than you don't have a link between the lever and the gearbox, all you have is the actual gear lever.
 

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As I interpret. He does want one where the pressure senor is between lever and gearbox.

You can get ones that have a button where your foot comes in contact with the rubber on the lever. This I believe he does not want.
 

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As I interpret. He does want one where the pressure senor is between lever and gearbox.

You can get ones that have a button where your foot comes in contact with the rubber on the lever. This I believe he does not want.
You are right I think Deano, which narrows the options down greatly.
But, the following, or similar, mod is possible and then I would recommend the Cordona strain gauge system. No Power-Commander required.
 

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Sorry guys for not being clearer. Indeed, I have the basic setting like Donsy showed on the pic, hence without link-age type system but direct connection. I did not realise that the normal quickshifters were fitted on link-age type systems.

What I am looking for is definitely closer to what Donsy showed on the pic i.e. an adaptation of my current setting to get a quick shifter not with a sensor that I need to touch with the top of my foot but rather one connected on an axe that is pushed when I switch gear.

The setting change on Donsy appears quite appealing. Any idea where I could get the gear lever (looks like the guy took the normal one and melted some material on the side to create a peg where to plug the quick shifter axe)? Also, where would i get the fitting at the top of the quick shifter axe that maintains the axe in verical position?

Any idea would be great.

Last question regarding how easy it is to plug, I see that Cardona has four versions:
- PQ8 Combo MV Agusta 2 coils
- PQ8 Combo MV Agusta 4 coils
- PQ8 Kit MV Agusta 2 coils
- PQ8 Kit MV Agusta 4 coils
Which one is the one that fits on the basic F4? Do I need anything extra?

Thanks for your help
 

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Hi Gvanreterghem, Did you have any luck with finding a gear lever and top bracket as I'm thinking of going the same way.
 

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Hi Smudge, still haven't gone for the quick shifter as I barely used the bike over the last few months. But W. Romanji suggestion looks pretty attractive. However, I heard the new F4 2013 has a quick shifter fitted that allows to go up AND down so I was wondering whether this could be fitted on the 2010 model. Maybe this would even avoid to get the gear box warranty covered as I had an issue with my gear box and was happy that there was no quick shifter fitted.
 

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Hi Smudge, still haven't gone for the quick shifter as I barely used the bike over the last few months. But W. Romanji suggestion looks pretty attractive. However, I heard the new F4 2013 has a quick shifter fitted that allows to go up AND down so I was wondering whether this could be fitted on the 2010 model. Maybe this would even avoid to get the gear box warranty covered as I had an issue with my gear box and was happy that there was no quick shifter fitted.
Did you end up getting your gearbox sorted man ?
BTW
Not sure if the ECU on the pre-2013 bikes can do this mate, will have to wait and see what the pro's come up with.
 

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The Cordona Quick Shifter just arrived today..

Hi,

There is no outlet on the OEM Race ECU for a quickshift sensor like the CordonaStrain Gauge GP Switch (item 400 for Rearsets with linkage) which, in all likelihood, means that the pre-2013 F4:s needs the whole PQ8 system. This would also apply to the OEM ECU.

The PQ8 System is a complete kit for the MV and is plug & play so far as to thepower cord which needs to be connected by splicing wires to the tail light + cable. This according to
[FONT=&quot]Mattias GustafssonSouth Coast Engineering AB (Cordona).

I just got the kit in a box, it will take some time before I can put it on the bike since it's on recall in another country, well I'm used to it by now, so don't ask me what is wrong with it.:smoking:
I have
come to appriciate the MV experience
[FONT=&quot]wholeheartedly..:thewife:

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Help appreciated

Hi guys!

I've got the Cordona qs system, but its still in the box. The best guidance I could get from them (so far) is a video with installation on a suzuki gsxr.

Id like to get as much information as possible before im starting my attempt to install it.

thanks
Robert
 

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I installed a HM unit, but it only works for road shifting NOT race shift. The unit is very simple to install, plug and play. Works great and connects on the ignition side so no issue with ECU. Can be installed with stock rear rear sets.
 

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I installed a HM unit, but it only works for road shifting NOT race shift. The unit is very simple to install, plug and play. Works great and connects on the ignition side so no issue with ECU. Can be installed with stock rear rear sets.
I thought they where programmable up or down ?
 

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Donsy, the HM Plus levers are either Road or Race, the one for the MV F4 is Road only. You are correct that the other HM Plus units can be either. I went for the lever type as had already bought rear sets that have no link rod.
 

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Scobie how much better is it for shifting on the MV?

I rode my neighbors BMW1300 Motorsport and that had a quick shifter and it was ridiculously easy to go through the gears with a nice pop in between shifts,it was like all i had to do was think of shifting and it did it.
Ive been looking at the same HM shifter you got for a while now but $750 AUD seems expensive
 

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Much smoother. It takes a bit of getting used to as the lever only requires a soft tap but you can play around with the settings to find the right one for the way you ride. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It changes the gears just as those with the link rods and it is very easy to install. Cannot make comment on price comparison to other brands or types but I am happy with it. The workshop I go to is the agent for HM and they have installed quite a few. Being connected to the ignition as opposed to fuel side has its benefits.
 
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