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  • Online zrx4me   us

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    Who has the quickshifter?
    on: Apr 16, 2022, 03.27 pm
    Apr 16, 2022, 03.27 pm
    Impressions?  Worth it? 

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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2022, 08.49 pm
    Apr 16, 2022, 08.49 pm
    I had on on my Trident 660 brilliant thing, I took it off before I sold the Trident as I already decided I wanted it on my TS660. In my option the gearbox in the Trident works better with one that without it. However I have recently found out that the Trident shifter will not fit the TS they are different part numbers. Either way I will have one on my Tiger, its also a downshifter as well.
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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #2 on: Apr 18, 2022, 12.39 am
    Apr 18, 2022, 12.39 am
    It’s worth it, works perfectly both up and down the box. That doesn’t mean to say it’s any hardship without. The clutch lever is a light pull and I didn’t find any difficulty eg around town etc.

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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #3 on: Apr 23, 2022, 08.35 am
    Apr 23, 2022, 08.35 am
    I ordered one but the wrong unit was delivered so it’s not going to be fitted until first service
    Clutch is nice and light so I am wondering about the install

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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #4 on: May 07, 2022, 09.17 pm
    May 07, 2022, 09.17 pm
    Just got back from Aruba . When I got back to USA there was a message that my parts where in. Quick shifter, USB plug which I declined as I made my own Outlet as posted. Even my tail rack came in which they said July. Just waiting on hand guards. After I picked up the parts in the morning I started the installation of the quick shifter. The worst part is trying to remove the blank plug in the wiring harness. There is no slack on the wire what so ever. I got it removed from where it was mounted to gain some movement. But it's not much at all. If my hands where any bigger I don't think I would have gotten it out.  Plugged in my Android phone to check my TuneECU app. Nothing to activate it. Back to the dealer I went on this cloudy rainy day. They did it at no charge. Been going there for years.  At first they had a transmission error code. But he just had to take the bike for a short drive and run in all the gears to have it learn it. As the instructions said. I installed one on my FJ09. Just up shifts. The down shifts is pretty cool. Can't wait to take her out tomorrow for my Sunday morning ride and let her fly. Changed the oil and filter before I left at 529 miles.   





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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 09.20 pm
    May 16, 2022, 09.20 pm
    Picked up my 660 today with the quickshifter installed.

    I've ridden 11 miles so far but my first impression is that the upshift is fine but no different from upshifting on the Explorer without the clutch. Now the downshift, boy is that sweet and smooth and as delicious as a crème brulee! I thought I would struggle to come to terms with downshifting without the clutch (I rode an S100RR at a trackday and just could not being myself to do it more than once or twice) but this is almost natural.

    So I am really happy with it after 11 miles  :001:
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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #6 on: May 16, 2022, 11.34 pm
    May 16, 2022, 11.34 pm
    I agree. Its sweet. Sometimes I have to remember it's there. But so smooth. Enjoying the bike even more now. Only waiting for my had guards.

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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #7 on: May 21, 2022, 11.29 pm
    May 21, 2022, 11.29 pm
    Just got my bike back with mine installed, I e never used one before so took a little getting used to, but I am enjoying it. Doesn’t seem to shift with full throttle so have to let off a bit, but once I got that figured out it’s been fun!

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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #8 on: May 24, 2022, 11.19 am
    May 24, 2022, 11.19 am
    Absolutely worth it. A lot smoother than the one on my Tiger 900, especially once you get the hang of it. Very smooth and pretty forgiving but there is definitely some finessing of technique to get the best out of it. Along with a 17t front sprocket, it makes this an incredibly satisfying bike to ride - and way too much fun.

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    Re: Who has the quickshifter?
    Reply #9 on: May 26, 2022, 02.35 pm
    May 26, 2022, 02.35 pm
    I've had mine for a week now. This is my first bike with a quick shifter and I really like it. My last bike (FZ09) I upshifted without the use of the clutch and about 20% of the time downshifted clutchless as well. The quck shift is even faster when you don't have to ease off of the gas for a half second. For USD $265... it is a "nobrainer".