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Offline Crosspurpose

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #10 on: July 31, 2020, 09:57:25 PM
Thanks for that. I suppose I’m going to have to have the fairing panels off sooner or later...I have the protector bars on mine, which makes it a bit more complicated I imagine.

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 10:38:02 PM
I’ve got the GIVI bars on mine and managed to get the fairing off without touching the bars. It was tight but it did go.

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 06:44:04 AM
Maybe I'm just lucky but the gearbox on my Dresser is that sweet/slick I honestly can't see that fitting a quickshifter would add anything for me, even if they are "cheap".

Just as a side note, Daytona/HGB are fairly local to me in fact I bought my 1st "real bike" from the owner's Father back in 1973 when they were based in Harrow.

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 12:48:19 PM
Went out for a few hours this morning. So on the whole it’s good but not in the same league as the QS on my mate’s S1000XR.

Full throttle shifts feel slightly aggressive, possible to do buttery smooth low (4K) rpm shifts at light throttle. During the entire ride it missed a gear once which was probably my fault. Sometimes going from 5th to 6th it takes a few seconds to update the display with “6” for some reason.

It’s definitely not “on off” despite what the mechanism might suggest. Different throttle loads will benefit from differing pressure. Low load and low rpm shifts I felt like I just needed to brush the lever for it to shift.

Watch your speed! With changing gear so easy there’s no natural “limiter”, ie no moments where “I’m reaching for another gear - I better ease off”. The speed builds relentlessly!

I’d say it was worth the £170 but I’d be probably inclined to suggest it isn’t worth the full RRP.

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #14 on: August 03, 2020, 09:37:16 AM
My quickshifter just arrived, will fit sometime this week.

I have fitting instructions specific for the 800X model if anyone wants a copy.

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #16 on: August 06, 2020, 04:08:25 PM
Fitted this morning.

Straightforward, following the guide, though it is a pain getting the connector routed correctly.



And a special prize to those who realised that you don't need to remove the rear wheel to fit the quickshifter!  :008:I picked up a puncture at the weekend and was waiting for the new tyre to arrive (which it did this morning  :046:).
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #17 on: August 06, 2020, 04:32:11 PM
Indeed - not sure how it’d be possible to route without removing the fairing as suggested earlier in the thread.

Have you had the chance to try it out yet? Purely for quality assurance purposes obviously  :001:

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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #18 on: August 06, 2020, 08:02:30 PM
*Originally Posted by ThunderGuts [+]
Indeed - not sure how it’d be possible to route without removing the fairing as suggested earlier in the thread.

Have you had the chance to try it out yet? Purely for quality assurance purposes obviously  :001:

No. My wheel is at a bike shop getting the new tyre fitted. I'll collect it tomorrow.

I had a Honda qs on my previous Crossie and loved it. Enables smooth shifts without backing off the throttle, which could be seen as lazy but if you really want to nail it occasionally (and why else would you ride an 800cc motorcycle?) it makes the whole process much smoother. Just wish I could get one for the 1200......and wish the Crossie had a slipper clutch like the 1200 has. The two would go together so well.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
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Re: Anyone after a quickshifter or OEM Akra can?
Reply #19 on: September 16, 2020, 04:41:15 PM
*Originally Posted by ThunderGuts [+]
Indeed - not sure how it’d be possible to route without removing the fairing as suggested earlier in the thread.

Have you had the chance to try it out yet? Purely for quality assurance purposes obviously  :001:

A bit delayed getting back to you.

Love it. Seamless changes and the feeling is so good when you use the revs and hear the noise from your tasty exhaust.

I see they're still available from HGB for £169.99.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

 



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