thanks, think I'll wait until a 2020 or newer N1KBob, I dont know if that's necessary, either. People have used them on all kinds and brands of bikes, ninja and z1000's too.
I cant even explain how many times I've had it in my basket, ready to hit "buy". I THINK a lot of the damage has to do with misuse. If its dialed in to shift at 10,000 rpm, you cant really use it at 5000rpm. The cut times will be wrong. But, if I'm wrong, it really sucks to fix it.
That's where I can argue with myself because if it's set up correctly, and all works well, it's no different than a regular shift. I love mods as much as anyone, and I would love to have one, but for me, the risk-reward isnt enough. You might not feel that way. I think the "HM" brand is the one to have, if you get one.
So, can you shift without touching the clutch or letting off on the throttle?I like my 2020 KQS. It makes you lazy. But it is not as smooth as shifting using the clutch, at least for me. So when I'm solo I use it, when the wife is 2-up I still use the clutch in the lower gears. Maybe as time does on I will appreciate it more, however my other bikes do not have a quick shifter and for street riding I'm not sold on it being a high prize feature to have, although it is some pricey technology.