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Offline prenticemarie

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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 05:18:09 PM »
My Quickshifter was free of charge .... Called my Left Foot ...  :492: :492:
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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2020, 06:39:13 AM »
Obviously not really needed for normal road use but I like the concept. Only thing that would slightly worry me is whether this leads to greater wear in the gearbox dog gears which could result in problems after large mileages. Probably not something Racers would worry about!
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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2020, 07:52:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by awjdthumper [+]
Obviously not really needed for normal road use but I like the concept. Only thing that would slightly worry me is whether this leads to greater wear in the gearbox dog gears which could result in problems after large mileages. Probably not something Racers would worry about!

I also heard it's damaging the gearbox in my beginnings, but never in any dealership did I see any bad gearbox, or any of the mechanics talking about such stories, when gearboxes fail it's not because of clutchless shifting, other problems are responsible.
It's one of those old myths still prevailing, especially nowadays with the alloys and surface treatments used in engines.

People don't realize that you can put more stress on a gearbox, if you dump the clutch hard instead of easing it out, done properly clutchless means less stress, put a GoPro filming your chain and dump the clutch or do a clutchless shift, you'll see the chain wiggle hard when dumping and nothing much with clutchless.
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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2020, 10:08:33 AM »
Nearly 10 years of owning the Tiger & have been clutchless shifting up & down all that time.  No issues, no bits of metal in the oil. Nothing, nada, zilch. Do it right and never a problem.
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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2020, 10:26:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Nearly 10 years of owning the Tiger & have been clutchless shifting up & down all that time.  No issues, no bits of metal in the oil. Nothing, nada, zilch. Do it right and never a problem.

agreed and may I add, that box is so sweet that clutchless shifting is completely natural - if you do it properly and with the necessary vehicle sympathy

took me some time to get the timing/technique right for the downshifts, but now that I've got it down pat, it is a cinch to do even with heavy enduro boots while riding in the dirt
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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2020, 09:07:33 PM »
I have a translogic quickshifter on my 800 xrt.
I love it.
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Re: Quickshifter
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2020, 11:36:55 PM »
I can downshift clutchless but prefer not to. Upshifts I normally do clutchless, unless it's one of those when I'm cruising along and decide the next gear up would be better. Same applies to the T120. I remember during the short period when I owned both a 1050 Tiger and the 800, I didn't notice the gearbox being better when I rode the 800 but when I rode the 1050, I found that the gearbox was more clunky.
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