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Quick-shifter anyone???

Any thoughts on adding a "quick-shifter"??!! There has been a lot of talk about shifting the new YXZ and Yamaha even offers an option of running the Rekluse auto clutch kit. I know that a lot of street motorcycle track racers install what is known as a "quick-shifter". It allows you to keep the throttle pinned while up-shifting the bike. I would think that this should be able to be adapted to the YXZ. Here is a quote on how it works from Dynojet which offers a "quick-shifter".

Normally during "up shifting" you must roll off of the throttle and pull in the clutch in order to engage the next higher gear. In racing (both drag and road race), split seconds count. Rolling off the throttle, even slightly, slows your times and can be the difference between winning and losing. The Dynojet Quick Shifter (DQS) allows full throttle, clutch less shifting. This is done by momentarily cutting the fuel and or ignition, which unloads the transmission. During this time, the rider can shift up to the next gear without rolling off the throttle or using the clutch.
 

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I get where you're going on this. I kind of think it would apply here too. I guess my only question would be whether or not it would be worth the time, hassle & money given how big these mamba jambas are. I mean, on street racers (MX too) you're moving such little mass in relation to HP where this makes every bit of difference. With a big lumbering turd like a sxs, I would have to wonder what a fraction of a second would gain you - especially in the recreational world. The videos hint enough to me that the YXZ can shift without full clutch disengagement. Probably just a blip of the throttle, if that. What do you think?
 

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Dang. How fast do you have to shift????? In the rough terrain we ride in not so fast
Honestly, not very fast. We have SXS races here in NorCal where the starts are pretty critical. I can say a miss-shift or really slow shift could potentially lose you a foot heading into the first turn where it is all about having a wheel on somebody. yeah, but other than that, I get your point.
 

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Honestly, not very fast. We have SXS races here in NorCal where the starts are pretty critical. I can say a miss-shift or really slow shift could potentially lose you a foot heading into the first turn where it is all about having a wheel on somebody. yeah, but other than that, I get your point.
Given the fact that it is a sequential tranny and all you need to do it slap it backwards once you start taking off I don't see a need but we'll see what the after market comes up with. They are going to be all over this thing that's for sure.
 

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Saw in a video, the new factory yxz racer says he doesn't lift at all when shifting....keeps it pinned, just stabs the clutch quickly. Same dude driving in all the promotional videos.
 

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Given the fact that it is a sequential tranny and all you need to do it slap it backwards once you start taking off I don't see a need but we'll see what the after market comes up with. They are going to be all over this thing that's for sure.
Exactly , the shifts are already clutch less and literally split second. What would be gained? Look at the video on how quick those shifts are. Tim
 

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I was just thinking that this would make it easier for some and eliminate the clutch on up shifts. Oh, and I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of people adding a programmer anyway...;)
 

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I was just thinking that this would make it easier for some and eliminate the clutch on up shifts. Oh, and I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of people adding a programmer anyway...;)
I am working on a set up for the yxz with quick shift and rpm match downshift. only useful if your racing but my plans are to race my yxz
 

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I am a paraplegic I am working on converting my YXZ 1000 to hand controls . I have a steering wheel that has the throttle, clutch master cylinder and brake master cylinder on it. I have ordered a KLIKTRONIC ELECTRIC SHIFTERS (the car kit) and Kliktronic Ignition Interrupt Switch from

Electronic Shifters for Disabled Motorcycle Riders

The car kit has 2 buttons I can mount on the steering wheel that I can push to shift gears.

The company that makes these is
Kliktronic push button gear changer - Disabled motorcycle customisation

When I get it done I will post pictures showing it installed on the buggy. Its going to take about 2 months to get it done , I had a set back in my schedule, my YXZ 1000 is leaking oil now and I have stopped work on the hand controls to dealing with the oil leak.
 
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