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post #61 of 227 Old 11-06-2019, 11:14 AM
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No, I haven't... and in the kind of traffic I ride in, a quick-shifter is useless for all the reasons you mentioned it as being fun.


If one really did not want the effort of a clutch, a auto-transmission is the way to go... like in the Africa Twin for example...


No doubt a manual transmission is fun...

Obviously, to each their own...


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Have you ever ridden with a quick shifter? Because your comment suggest you haven't. At least not commuted daily with one extensively.

Setting aside how addictively fun it is to bang through upshifts full throttle like a MotoGP bike, they are dream to ride with on the track or off. That little less effort of using the clutch lever and lifting off the throttle for shifts really adds up and causes less fatigue. I wish I had an autoblip downshift too, for all the stop and go riding I do, picking through traffic splitting lanes, not having to clutch and blip to downshift would save that much more effort.

At the end of the day it's one less thing to do that allows you to focus on other aspects of riding and controlling the bike.

I haven't had a bike without a quickshifter, either aftermarket or factory since 2009. When I got my Ninja 1000, it was so annoying to have to go back lifting off the throttle to shift. I couldn't wait to get the ECU flashed and get a quick shifter. It's the first bike I've done ecu tuning before suspension it was so important to me.
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Having ridden my friend's DCT Africa Twin, I gotta admit, for commuting in stop and go traffic it's a dream. Well, except for how big and wide it is. Though I grew up with dirt bikes and learned how to use the clutch as part of the toolkit so I see benefits to still having a clutch. My car is a manual transmission, though I don't really commute with it unless it's raining. So it's not like I don't like to row my own boat if you will.

I want to add that I have a non-union fracture of the scaphoid bone, arthritis developing in proximal bone, and a resultant ganglion cyst in my left wrist which affects my thumb's grip strength and stability of my wrist in general and is aggrivated by clutching frequently. So the quickshifter also cuts down on my use of painkillers. So it increases my bias towards them a lot.

At the end of the day, more and more bikes are getting them, so clearly I am the one ahead of the game here. Nice thing about bikes that come with them, if you still insist on using the clutch, nothing is stopping you from doing so.

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post #63 of 227 Old 11-06-2019, 12:14 PM
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Sorry to hear about the wrist. Is'nt that the bone that takes FOREVER to heal, and might never....? Damn.....not good.

I tried that VFR1200, dct bike, and it was amazing. Way older than the African twin technology and probably not as good? It was like a big FAST scooter. If that system were smaller, or more compact...and im sure it will be, sometime, it will rule the world.
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Tyrmelter go ahead and get that cyst removed from your wrist, I had the same thing and had mine removed about 4 weeks ago, mine had got really large and was wrapping the radial nerve. The longer you wait the worser the surgery can be if it gets into vessels, nerves and so forth. The surgery is a piece of cake and it’s nice to have the cyst gone.
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Did you all notice how big the bread box for the 4-1 exhaust hangs down on the opposite side of muffler. Looks like a monster.

Bigger cats, for sure..........

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Wonder if Ivan will be able (or want) to tune it.....
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Wonder if Ivan will be able (or want) to tune it..... In the mean time I have my new to me 14 modded exactly like I want so it's staying for a while....
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Ya Mark,,. I see that, looks bigger then before and now no left side exhaust to cover it,,. I would be happy with a couple of heat shields and shorty pipes on either side,,.

How does Ducati do such a good job with there underbody exhausts,,.

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Did you all notice how big the bread box for the 4-1 exhaust hangs down on the opposite side of muffler. Looks like a monster.

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Wonder if Ivan will be able (or want) to tune it..... In the mean time I have my new to me 14 modded exactly like I want so it's staying for a while....
If he does it will be a while. He’s still not even doing anything for the ‘17-‘19 yet!
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Every time I see the N1KSX I look at the brake fluid reservoir because its tinted now. Cant wait till I can order it.
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