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Everything posted by DLHamblin

  1. Wow, thats all I can say. Weather cooperated, so had bike out three times. The Healtech far surpassed my expectations. Disclaimer again- a QS is not needed for street but sure is a lot of fun. I followed the setup instructions they emailed me do disable downshift cut as I use clutch. Went out for first ride not 100% sure what to expect, reved to about 5,500 in first and while holding throttle open touched the shift lever and "snick" I am in 2nd pulling well! Touched again and its in third! The shifts are buttery smooth, no clunking or jerking at all; just constant thrust and that cool QS sound!!!!! On my GSX-R1000 it works from 3,000 rpm up!!!!!!!! Only issue is too much fun and on a 1000 you can get going faster than you expected a lot quicker. Hate to say but think it shifts up smoother than the BMW's!!!
  2. Unit came in last Saturday. Was a good weather day so went riding of course. That evening I reviewed the instructions and on-line videos Heal Tech has. Then I began stripping of side panels, seats, fuel tank, and airbus (these steps by far are the most complicated and time consuming of the install, so if you can handle that you can install one of these). Next morning (Sunday) I spent some time deciding how to route cables and locate things. Basically you have the coil harness and module, shift rod sensor, and actual QS Easy module. The coil harness connects between spark plug ignition coils and the bikes coil harness and then to a negative ground. This then has a lead that routes back to tail section where main QS module lies. Sensor is installed on the shift rod and connected back to unit in tail section. That's it except for putting everything back on bike. Setting up and monitoring it is done through your smart phone!!! Other than the initial setup process and some playing with bike on stand, haven't gotten to ride on street as its been raining. Once I get out on road will give a report back. https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/qse/
  3. Honestly, the Suter MMX500, if only I could afford one...
  4. After reading reviews and actually discussing with their respective tech support, I ended up with HM and Healtech being a tie; followed by Annitori quick shifter as a close 3rd. HM has good reviews but seems more prominent in Europe and not a large dealership in US; They also were priciest for what I wanted. But they seem to have an excellent product. What they lacked that Healtech offers (and Annitori) is the ability to adjust and tune via bluetooth smartphone app; where HM you use the gearshift and an LED panel on unit. Healtech has a number of distributors in US and good pricing. Install is also very easy. What dropped Annitori to third was a number of reports of the unit misbehaving and cutting out the ignition at wrong times. The Healtech can be turned off via app, or unplugged and a jumper installed so it won't strand you. Its also VERY adjustable "if" needed. As I said, totally not needed on street but should be lots of fun.
  5. Well, again due to my son Kevin getting me interested; I just ordered a Healtech Quickshifter Easy for my GSX-R. On the street its not needed but riding the schools BMW it sure is fun. As my Suzuki is not "ride by wire" will still need the clutch on downshifts but will report how it goes once it gets here and is installed. I considered: HM Quick Shift Pro Annitori quick shifter Healtech Quickshifter Easy
  6. Well, I ended up with Vesrah XX pads, and Galfer Wave rotors. I really like this combo. Power is very good (2 fingers any speed) but feel and progression is much improved. I admit the rotors were just because I liked the look of them..
  7. True, might make you faster so you can hurry up and get them off!!!
  8. I am track marshalling at COTA, I just hope for good clean racing! That said my two favorite riders I root for are Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow....
  9. Yeah, especially from a marketing standpoint. Would be like advertising burlap underwear... :-)
  10. I have on my 2015 GSX-R1000 and my son has on his 2015 GSX-R750 a quick throttle tube by G2. I did more as I have smaller hands and found it easier to get full throttle. It did not make the bike (to me) any more difficult to ride or make throttle overly abrupt; plus worked with stock housing and cables. Its not exactly cheap but fit and finish (and function) is superb. Both our bikes have reflashed ECU's and to me the G2 just added to the response of the bikes. G2 Ergo Throttle tube.
  11. Hello Cobie, other Coaches, wanted to ask your opinion. I am planning to try and do level 3 if not also 4 this summer. The new school location at Corvette track is closer to my home but I really enjoyed VIR last year. Does it make sense to take level 3 at VIR as I have at least some familiarity of it (and would not be learning a whole new track) or does taking a school at a new track have benefits. Not sure how to weight the "cost" (Twist of the Wrist) of a new track on top of level 3 lessons. Need to spend $10.00 wisely! Thanks! Dave
  12. They also have silicon rubber traction dots so your feet do not slide in boots.
  13. I was skeptical as they are thin and similar material to undersuit but they really keep feet comfortable and dry.
  14. With my 1-piece leathers and longer hotter rides Moto-D socks. Shorter rides (with jacket boots and jeans) I just use high top athletic. The Moto-D work very well for sweat. Athletic typically are soaked (yuck) after a longer ride in hotter weather.
  15. I use products by Anthony's Leather works http://anthonysleatherworks.com/leathercare-products. I have experience with all but the salt remover as I wear an undersuit so my 1-piece have never gotten in that condition. In my opinion they work very well. Leathers look (and smell) great.
  16. These days I ride for fun/sport though in my younger days I used to ride everywhere rain or shine as long as in 40's and no snow/ice. My commute now to work is over busy highways that are always congested and not in best shape, so I don't risk it. I prefer all my miles be out on the back roads and enjoyable. So these days my cutoff is 55 degrees (else its hard to get heat in tires or me even in 1 piece leathers), and no expected rain. Rain doesn't bother me so if an unexpected shower pops up its no big deal. Here in Cincy, in the fall some of my favorite back roads get covered with leaves and acorns (or some type nut). Can be interesting in blind corners. Not really weather, but fall winds are the cause. Oh, in 1977, we had record snow and -25 below zero temps. Being 18 I thought it would be funny to go ride my street/trail around the neighborhood to say I rode in -25. I was never so cold so quick in my life!
  17. Who you callin man, man Well, in Cobie's defense; he didn't directly aim that comment at anyone specifically
  18. Well, plan B could be you and me have a nice chat with Valentino Rossi on those subjects, I'd go for that! But open to all options as well.
  19. I use winter to try and get me (body) and bike ready for next season (at 57 going on 58 sometimes body takes more work than bike!). I like the live chats idea. Tires (choice, setup etc) would be great as I think their secrets are a mystery to many yet a key piece of the puzzle. Having some experts chat on bike setup would be good. Other areas I would like are brakes (not only what components but what type of feel should you be looking for or what the top guys look for), and suspension.
  20. Welcome aboard!!!!! You are 100% right on the forum!
  21. Welcome! A friendly and helpful forum here! (Just have to excuse Cobie :-)
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