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Fresnobuell
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Your instructions direct you to cut the cover? I don't recall that in my directions. I will have to re-read. That makes total sense actually based on my experience with the cover. Still haven't gotten the damn thing on right.....
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 04:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Upon review of my instructions, it DID NOT advise to cut the cover. Interesting.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A few notes after about a dozen or so rides with the QS.

I am still getting used to it after so many years of using the clutch. I have to remind myself to NOT rolloff during upshifts. And I have caught a few false neutrals in the higher gears, mainly due to lower RPM and uncrisp shifting on my part.

And I found a more sensitive setting on the QS works best for me....meaning having any unintended contact with the shifter will cause the motor to cutout. This would be bad at high lean angles as it definitely unsettles the bike big time. Thankfully, this unintended contact with the shifter happens when I am touring home from the foothills, so while it's startling (especially the FIRST time it happens) it's not really unsafe.

But I will tell you. Getting into a tuck and banging thru the gears at WOT is just plain awesome...just make sure you pick the appropriate spots to do so.

Like the 1125R, the quickshifter works best when you are riding hard.
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Camarorick
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 06:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Any one else getting the QS Fireball when low to mid rpm light shifting? Looks and sounds baadass.

Ill look through my instructions again, I cant remember for sure now cut vs no mention but my cover got hung up on the large spacer. Quick grinding on the spacer to take some off and it fit without flexing the cover. I love it. Favorite mod so far.
WOT no lift shift:
https://youtu.be/geNmm2ts6xQ?t=114
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 04:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Are you talking about the exhaust popping? For lack of a better term.

Yep, I get it too. I haven't seen it, but it does sound pretty damn cool!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 12:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey guys, there was a request to revive this thread with an update on the Quick Shifter. I did my annual oil change before the first ride of the season last weekend. This requires the disconnection of the QS linkage because it blocks the bolt to the oil filter. I will say the weakness of the design is where the linkage connects to the ear that actuates the QS sensor. The nut is captured in the plastic, which prevents it from spinning while you turn the small screw. However, I found it takes very little to strip out the plastic to where the nut just spins. A metal threaded boss instead of the nut would have been a much better design. I am going to try to remember to disconnect the other side of the linkage when necessary as it is a regular screw/nylock nut combo.

Anyhow, once I got to the area of my ride that allows me to take advantage of the QS, I let 'er rip and it worked awesome. The shifting seemed smoother than I remember from last Fall. Maybe the fresh Mobil 1 v-twin coursing thru the Helicon's innards made a difference? Don't know. I still highly recommend this QS.
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Xbuell12s
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 12:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had the same problem. Contact Shoggin and he'll likely send you a new part. I happened to run into him in person last year at Buell Dragon Fest and he just handed me one. He said they have been improving the design of that part.
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Willmrx
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the update, I believe I am gonna get one!
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Shoggin
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm not an employee of Buelltooth, and sadly have never been to the Dragon (YET!)

But I do think they are a stand up company and wouldn't doubt they would take care of you: )
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Xbuell12s
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 06:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My bad Shoggin, thought from past posts that you were the guy. Sorry about that.
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No worries man, Just thought a correction was in order before my PM got full of requests for free stuff, lol: )
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have been able to use a pair of bent needle nose pliers to secure the spinning nut enough to tighten down the screw. Hopefully I will remember to unscrew the other side of the linkage from now on and not mess with this one again.
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Willmrx
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Okay, I got my QS in the mail this morning! Thanks Fresnobuell for your input! This is my learning curve. The installation instruction are good. The issues I had, are theses. The spacer that they provide has to big of a OD. If they reduced the OD of the spacer, there would be no need to cut the cover, or grind a flat spot on the spacer. Number 2, they need to clarify if you shifter is in the original spot or has been moved. Thank you Fresnobuell for your learning curve. If you shifter has been lowered from factory settings, you may need to bend the tab, down, If you have changed the shifter up, you may need to bed the tab up as well. The other issue I had was, what direction do I need to turn the linkage to shorten or extend its length? Looking at the shifter, you move your wrench, from the left side of the shifter, to the right side, to shorten the length of the linkage,which makes it more sensitive. I do wish that they sent a wrench that fit the size of the linkage adjustment nut, it would making adjusting the linkage easier. I did use the EcmDroid to adjust the linkage settings. However I needed to shorten the linkage by 1.3mm to get it to work. My review of this QS is this. I give it a WOW factor of 9! Is it worth the money? Give me a couple of weeks of riding to form a real opinion. But at this point, I am giving it a 8 plus on the need to have one scale.

(Message edited by willmrx on April 22, 2019)
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