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Hi everyone, so after about a 100 miles with the Yamaha factory quick shifter I have come to find out this thing is temperamental and clunky. Unless you are WOT it likes to jump the bike a bit and makes it look like I'm a newbie trying to shift for the first time. Not very impressed so far, honestly find myself using the clutch most of the time. Anyone else suffering from buyers remorse after putting theirs on?
 

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Hi everyone, so after about a 100 miles with the Yamaha factory quick shifter I have come to find out this thing is temperamental and clunky. Unless you are WOT it likes to jump the bike a bit and makes it look like I'm a newbie trying to shift for the first time. Not very impressed so far, honestly find myself using the clutch most of the time. Anyone else suffering from buyers remorse after putting theirs on?
They pretty much always work best high in the revs with lots of throttle, every QS I've used (both stock and aftermarket on Ducati, BMW, Yamahas) are like this. I find the stock R7 quickshifter to be just fine on the track. You are probably just not giving it enough gas or short shifting too much - try higher in the rev range under throttle. If you're just putting around on the street, you may as well be using the clutch anyway! GL
 

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They pretty much always work best high in the revs with lots of throttle, every QS I've used (both stock and aftermarket on Ducati, BMW, Yamahas) are like this. I find the stock R7 quickshifter to be just fine on the track. You are probably just not giving it enough gas or short shifting too much - try higher in the rev range under throttle. If you're just putting around on the street, you may as well be using the clutch anyway! GL
Yeah it isn't too bad high in the rev range although I haven't come close to redline because I'm only at about 700 miles on the bike. Thanks for the reply!
 

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Yeah it isn't too bad high in the rev range although I haven't come close to redline because I'm only at about 700 miles on the bike. Thanks for the reply!
I wouldn't call it buyers remorse at all, it's the nature of the engine. It's a torquey SOaB, it's going to be jumpy. The QS is intended to be used in higher speed racing/riding situations, not while putting around town. MUCH smoother at high revs, even when WOT. It takes a very firm push to use as well, but I always think that is due to the nature of Yamaclunk transmissions, you need to be very firm with them, this isn't a Buick.

Every Yamaha I've had shifts like this. I first heard Yamaclunk back in the early 80's when I was asking about it.
 

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No remorse here either. I wanted the Yamaha QS. I do wish I could adjust the settings to get it smoother when I’m not completely twisted on the throttle. Otherwise at full WOT it works fine even coming out of 1st gear which is rare. Just make sure your high RPM and giving it a strong throttle hand.
 

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Hmm, so looks like alot of you have experience with quickshifters and this one is just like all the rest. Thanks for the info. Never had one on any of my bikes before so good to know it is operating as it should. WOT it works well, a little jump from 1-2 but nothing terrible. Around town I just thought it would be a little smoother but we live and we learn right. Thanks for all the info everyone
 

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Hi everyone, so after about a 100 miles with the Yamaha factory quick shifter I have come to find out this thing is temperamental and clunky. Unless you are WOT it likes to jump the bike a bit and makes it look like I'm a newbie trying to shift for the first time. Not very impressed so far, honestly find myself using the clutch most of the time. Anyone else suffering from buyers remorse after putting theirs on?
Losing ur clutch up a Yamaha needs as much slack as u can give it
 
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