Not So Quick - Quick Shift

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by IanSA, Oct 8, 2018.

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  1. IanSA

    IanSA New Member

    I have my Speed triple RS for a few months now...and the up shift of the gears is not as quick as other bikes.. for eg. the Aprilia RSV4 Factory is noticeably quicker.

    What do you guys think?
    Is there a way to change the setting?
     
  2. IanSA

    IanSA New Member

    @BB3Lions,,,sorry, I should mentioned I am referring to the quick shiftier. which was factory fitted
     
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  3. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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    I would say its not quite as quick as the one on the mt10 but still very good, and now my bikes done 1200 miles it's also smoother. A great piece of kit and I wouldn't want a bike without one. I'm not sure if there is any adjustment the dealer can make to speed up the shift. I know with aftermarket ones you can set the speed etc. Maybe someone with more knowledge can advise us?
     
  4. IanSA

    IanSA New Member

    With the RSV4, it does not shift unless above 4000 rpm,
    Also by comparison, the BMW S1000RR seems to have a progressive shift (I think), the faster/ harder your riding the the quicker the shift. It actually pulled the front wheel of the floor when shifting from 4th to 5th doing 245kph
     
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  5. Rspete

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    Glad someones brought this up!

    My rs is fully run in now and I thought the same as you guys, it's good but not that quick "still quicker that me" that was until the last time I was out...... track mode, on full throttle it was fantastic, split seconds to change and no jerkyness at all, gear changing above 8000rpm.
    Must add I've been using bp/shell high octane jungle juice now that she's run in and that's made a dramatic difference to the bikes overall performance...... obviously nothing to do with the qshifter tho.
     
  6. Triple Lover

    Triple Lover New Member

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    My experience with the Speed RS quick shifter has gone from not being completely convinced to rather liking it, I have now done 2K and believe it to have improved.
    I make the assumption this is due to the gearbox improving / i'm riding that bit faster (the biggest factor on my bike for smooth repeatable shifts) plus I've gradually learned the best technique to use it.
    My Triumph dealer assures me that there is no calibration process to fine tune them, only an initial set up process that can be tried should the item fail.

    Looking forwards to trying some high octane juice after reading the above :p
     
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  7. Mark80

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    My issue with the quick shifter is it only seems to work from 5th to 6th and wondered if there was a problem with it on my 17 speed r
     
  8. Col_C

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    Yes almost certainly due to your assumption....
    I have a late 2015 94R, no quick shifter and no desire to get one. Whilst if I ride slow and lazy around town the box might be a bit clonky, when out on the open road and paying attention to throttle control the box is like knife through butter, it responds very well to correct revs when changing and I have the added satisfaction knowing it was me not some microchip that made that silky smooth shift.
    (Having experienced a couple of bikes with electronic aids I've reverted to simplicity and find it much more satisfying)
     
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  9. Rspete

    Rspete Elite Member

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    I love having aids. :joy:
     
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  10. Col_C

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    I would like cornering ABS....... the rest I can do without. :)
     
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  11. tcbandituk

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    Frozen butter possibly ;)
    I like my RS but I do miss Suzuki gearboxes.....:confused:
     
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  12. Rspete

    Rspete Elite Member

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    As a former owner of a gsxr1000 k1, k2, k4 and k6 the gear box's in my view were horrific.
    Jumping out of gear in second and third. what's the matter with other people rs's?? Mine's spot on...... now.
     
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  13. tcbandituk

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    Had various Bandits, Busas, GSXR1100s and GSXR1000s, always had slick gearboxes.
    Jumping out of gear is normally a sign of an abused gearbox......
    Even my 600hp Busa drag bike ran a std gearbox and had no problems, just as well really as using a air ram to shift means it won't jump out of gear so much as destroy it :D

    The RS is one of the better gearboxes I've had on a Triumph, better than previous incarnations but still room for improvement.
     
  14. Rspete

    Rspete Elite Member

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    Pardooooon :eek: a 600 bhp drag bike..... what the frekkin hell was that like :heart_eyes::scream::imp:
    I love Suzuki, the k6-k7 gsxr 750 is still one of the best looking sports bikes, just feel as if I had no luck with them..... gearboxs and fork seals :triumph::joy:
     
  15. tcbandituk

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    It certainly got your attention when the clutch was released (normally with the revs on the two step about 6,500rpm and the throttle against the stop :p ), especially when it wasn't quite set up right....
     
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  16. Rspete

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    That looked frekkin class :laughing: and a great time. :imp:
     
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  17. Col_C

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    Guess there must be some variation in production quality (or maybe the way they're run in). I've gone through 900, 955, and now on my second 1050, each one the gearbox got better, and very happy with the present one.
    Multistrada was full of neutrals unless you wore big boots. Ridden others BMW (rubbish), Suzuki, etc.
    Kawasaki the only one I remember being better - and then only noticeably when slow riding.
     
  18. IanSA

    IanSA New Member

    The original point of this tread was about how quick the quick shifter works
    I just think its not a quick as it could be in comparison to other bikes

    I have no prob with the gear box on my RS,,,its fine for me

    @ Col_C, I agree mate... the Multistrada has some odd neutrals, especially between 5 and 6th, shifting up or down
     
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  19. Shepster

    Shepster New Member

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    My Speed Triple R seems pretty quick changing with the quick shifter. The biggest change I made was to adjust the gear change lever down a few mm which gave me a more positive upward shift on the lever. This made a world of difference to the shifting up though the box.
     
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  20. BenRR

    BenRR New Member

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    Not a quick shifter comment (mine didn’t have one) but I didnt like the gearbox in my 16 Speed R at all. It required extrembly deliberate action clutch in, then shift, then clutch out. My tiger is way better, smoother, much less thought and effort required. One fluid motion. Even my old sv650 had an easier gearbox.
    Everything I loved about that speed trip the gearbox was not one of them.
     
  21. Rspete

    Rspete Elite Member

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    Agree with you on that one mate, triumph mechanic done that to my rs, Hard to believe such a little thing could make a difference but it does on the up and down shift ;)
     
  22. Biker Jock

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    Can't help with the quick shift problem, but if we get into discussing the worst gear boxes...

    In 2006, Bike magazine described changing gear on the BMW R1200S as like knocking a forklift over in an empty hanger. After 7 years of ownership, my R1200S still makes me wince sometimes when I change gear. Mostly I get it right, but if I don't, alarms go off, babies start crying and dogs bark. I love the bike (it's a keeper), but that is one seriously argumentative gearbox.
     
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  23. IanSA

    IanSA New Member

    @Biker Jock.. is the 2006 the one with the trellis frame? I have a 2008 R1200S,, cant say the box is difficult,, I agree the bike is a keeper... with Ohlins and Akro headers and pipe,, not huge power by today standards,,,but its much underestimated.
     
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