Quickshifter Question


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  • #26072
    AvatarSoCal
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    Hi all, the Svartpilen 701 is my first bike with a quickshifter.  I get how it works but there is one thing I have not been able to find an answer to.

    When downshifting with the quickshifter, do you always have to fully close the throttle?  I’ve downshifted a few time at part throttle and it seemed to work seamlessly too.

    Let say I’m cruising at 4k rpms in 5th gear, I can keep the throttle at say 30%, downshift to 3rd gear and it works perfectly.

    I guess I’m asking this because everyone seems to say that you should fully close the throttle before downshifting with a quickshifter but our bikes don’t seem to care.

    Have any of you tried this?  Thoughts?

    #26074
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    If you leave the throttle partly open you’re actually helping the quickshifter. No need to, but it won’t hurt imho.

    #26088
    AvatarSoCal
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    That actually makes sense.  It rev-matches and then maintains said revs.  It feels really smooth when I do it.  Thanks for confirming!

    #26103
    AvatarNeoRetro
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    Owner’s manual says the throttle should be open for both up and down quickshifting

    #26106
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    Throttle open for downshifts, sure about that? No one does that.

    The whole point of a quickshifter/blipper is to forget about the clutch or revmatching… On the Vit it works better the faster you ride is my experience.

    • This reply was modified 8 months ago by Max KoolMax Kool.
    #26115
    AvatarSoCal
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    Max Kool, I do it when I want to shift to a lower gear while maintaining my current speed.  Let’s say I’m cruising at 3000rpm in 4th, engine is bogging a bit, maintain throttle, downshift to 3rd, keep on cruising.

    #26151
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    Yeah that makes sense, revmatching. I do that too.

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