Author Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?  (Read 2944 times)

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    Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    on: July 28, 2020, 01:54:49 pm
    July 28, 2020, 01:54:49 pm
    (I assume this is allowed? Nothing to do with me - just a heads up as I spotted a bargain and have ordered a quickshifter myself).

    HGB Honda have two CR (2015+) accessories heavily discounted (for some reason) at the moment, the quickshifter is £170 and the Akra can £475. I can't justify the exhaust personally as I'm happy enough with the stock item, but the QS is a good price and cheaper than I've seen second-hand for a new item.

    https://www.hgbhonda.co.uk/hgbdaytonashoponline/contents/en-uk/d114_Honda_VFR800X_Crossrunner.html

    Hopefully useful for someone.

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 04:02:49 pm
    July 28, 2020, 04:02:49 pm
    *Originally Posted by ThunderGuts [+]
    (I assume this is allowed? Nothing to do with me - just a heads up as I spotted a bargain and have ordered a quickshifter myself).

    HGB Honda have two CR (2015+) accessories heavily discounted (for some reason) at the moment, the quickshifter is £170 and the Akra can £475. I can't justify the exhaust personally as I'm happy enough with the stock item, but the QS is a good price and cheaper than I've seen second-hand for a new item.

    https://www.hgbhonda.co.uk/hgbdaytonashoponline/contents/en-uk/d114_Honda_VFR800X_Crossrunner.html

    Hopefully useful for someone.

    Awesome call!  :031:

    I really miss the QS on my old Cr.  :152:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 06:49:14 pm
    July 30, 2020, 06:49:14 pm
    Cheers for that  :031: I already have the Akro, albeit bought separately from a German aftermarket supplier. Whilst at full price I wouldn’t bother with the QS at that price I would. I’ve therefore ordered one. Did you fit yours yet?

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 10:26:28 am
    July 31, 2020, 10:26:28 am
    *Originally Posted by Crosspurpose [+]
    Cheers for that  :031: I already have the Akro, albeit bought separately from a German aftermarket supplier. Whilst at full price I wouldn’t bother with the QS at that price I would. I’ve therefore ordered one. Did you fit yours yet?

    Not yet, hopefully tonight. Have a newborn so juggling time a bit! Looks simple enough though assuming I can get the fairing off without having to remove the crash bars. Mine came next day by DPD too which was impressively speedy.

    I've seen remarks (somewhere) about the QS lever being a different height/length or something to the standard gear lever but holding them alongside each other last night they look identical. :187: Happy days anyway - hopefully get chance to test it out tomorrow if I get it fitted tonight. :017:

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 05:21:43 pm
    July 31, 2020, 05:21:43 pm
    I don't recall removing any plastic to fit it, it's just a bit fiddly getting hold of the connector.
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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 05:43:14 pm
    July 31, 2020, 05:43:14 pm
    Thanks for that :031: I guess I just need to hunt down the connector then. Is it accessible from below or do you need to remove the battery or something for access?

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 06:15:40 pm
    July 31, 2020, 06:15:40 pm
    *Originally Posted by Crosspurpose [+]
    Thanks for that :031: I guess I just need to hunt down the connector then. Is it accessible from below or do you need to remove the battery or something for access?

    Nah, it's up the LH side of the engine above the gear lever. There should be a diagram of where to look in the instructions.

    These are for the 800F and you do have to remove the LH fairing but as we don't have one.... :016:

    Mine arrives Monday.
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    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 06:50:51 pm
    July 31, 2020, 06:50:51 pm
    Thanks Skids, really helpful as usual. Looks easy enough. :001:

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 08:34:41 pm
    July 31, 2020, 08:34:41 pm
    Fitted it tonight. You do need to remove the front left fairing to route the cable and get to the connector. It’s not hard to remove - follow the instructions online and be methodical but it has retaining lugs which need to be teased off the bike so don’t go grabbing it, wiggle about to get it off. Refitting the air scoop thing under the “beak” is a bit fiddly but there’s nothing difficult about the entire fitting process. You’ll need some grease for the gear lever pivot. Tools are Allen keys (5mm I think covers the main ones plus bigger to remove the seat to disconnect the battery) and 8mm and 10mm sockets. I was probably more pedantic than necessary but it took me about an hour in the end. Reckon it’d take me half that now I know where all the fasteners are and how it all goes together.

    Disconnecting battery takes minutes and I always do it for anything on the electrical system. Hopefully going to run out and test it tomorrow (I did try to test on the centre stand but I wasn’t convinced it was a good environment to do so so gave up).

    I’ll report back over the weekend

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    Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
    Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 08:48:41 pm
    July 31, 2020, 08:48:41 pm
    The cable route is roughly the below blue line (not my bike as I don’t have a photo of that side of the bike!)

    I know I’m supposed to sign up for a photo account but I’m on my phone and it’s not playing ball!

     


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