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  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    11 Aug 2019 09:44 PM
    Baloff my old friend, thanks for the kind words, I do truly love this bike, I thought the three before it were special but this one tops them.
    Is the shifter worth the expense? That's a hard one to answer for another man, for me yes, for you? I don't know brother, I'm pretty sure you would dig it but is that experience worth it for you, only you can say. 
  • Big Steve Posts: 677
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    12 Aug 2019 01:00 PM
    Bike looks great - and how good are quickshifters!!

  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    14 Aug 2019 05:45 PM
    Quoting Big Steve on 12 Aug 2019 01:00 PM
    Bike looks great - and how good are quickshifters!!

    Thanks mate, yeah they are great aye 
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1136
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    14 Aug 2019 07:43 PM
    gm,your bike looks pretty good,pipe looks like a bought one.todays phones do take good pics
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    17 Aug 2019 02:19 PM
    Thanks Bruce, bit of stuffing about to get there but I'm happy with how it looks and the ground clearance.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    17 Aug 2019 02:39 PM
    Been talking to a bloke about tuning the bike properly, while he is happy to tune it with the 590's he suggested I consider a different cam set, seems I have more options than I thought.
    A mate gave me a set of SE 263E cams that were on the tuners list, 500km, nix because I helped him with his bike a few years ago and he hasn't forgotten, will need to change valve springs at a minimum but I guess that's the universe giving me a shove to get going,....I'm running with that anyway.

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  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    22 Aug 2019 08:13 PM
    Been looking into what springs to use with these cams and come up with some info on the stock 110 springs that I didn't know, apparently they don't coil bind untill .680" and have a safe lift of .640", this came from a well know state side head porter, he said he doesn't recommend anything over .625", just that that's the facts.
    Geometry should be corrected over .625" so there is that as well. 
    My mate had them put in his 2009 CVO on the recommendation of a Harley mechanic who said they would bolt in no worries, they did, the bike didn't shit itself but it was a dog down low with his compression so out they came, he did say it was mental after 3000rpm though.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    22 Aug 2019 08:24 PM
    On a different project I have got the bits together to make up the shift light, chose a small led indicator/run light, the idea being to run the feed through an on/off/on switch so it can be either off, bright light for daytime or dull for night.
    Hopefully get it set up this weekend. 
    Couple of pics of what I have.

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  • Baloffski Posts: 1788
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    22 Aug 2019 11:24 PM
    Hey guys, you seem to spruking the quickshifter so much I had to get one. 
    Comes on Tuesday or Wednesday anyway -  I cant wait. 
    Grease Man, am watching with interest on ya little shift light project, as am going down that road (lol) too.Please keep us in the loop, thanks mate.

    Well, as am piss poor,  the choice was as either the quick shifter, or heated grips. 
    Don't know how I balanced that one out, quick shifter came in, but winter next year, the grips, that's for sure.
  • Chaser Posts: 273
    Stage 1 Poster Chaser
    23 Aug 2019 02:00 PM
    You do realise these are HD's, and not sports bikes?  Am i missing something here?  Old R1 had a change light and quick shifter....but it also did 120 in first gear!
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    23 Aug 2019 02:40 PM
    I look at them like old Chevy's, stock is fine for grandad but some of us want to play, you know, ride the wave, maybe one-day if I've given up on having fun for the sake of it I'll have that kind of attitude but once your over 50 growing up is optional, so probably never happen.
  • JamesJ Posts: 589
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    23 Aug 2019 04:45 PM
    Quoting Chaser on 23 Aug 2019 02:00 PM
    You do realise these are HD's, and not sports bikes?  Am i missing something here?  Old R1 had a change light and quick shifter....but it also did 120 in first gear!
    +1

  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    23 Aug 2019 06:12 PM
    Quoting Chaser on 23 Aug 2019 02:00 PM
    You do realise these are HD's, and not sports bikes?  Am i missing something here?  Old R1 had a change light and quick shifter....but it also did 120 in first gear!
    Quoting JamesJ on 23 Aug 2019 04:45 PM
    +1

    You both don't get it obviously.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    23 Aug 2019 06:16 PM
    Anyway, Balof I stuffed around with the cheap Chinese mount and squared it up, made the mount hole a real inch instead of whatever it was, settled on this mounting configuration as it puts the light where I want it hight wise and the wiring will flow into the loom nice.
    Hopefully get back to finishing it on the weekend.
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  • JamesJ Posts: 589
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    23 Aug 2019 07:14 PM
    Quoting Chaser on 23 Aug 2019 02:00 PM
    You do realise these are HD's, and not sports bikes?  Am i missing something here?  Old R1 had a change light and quick shifter....but it also did 120 in first gear!
    Quoting JamesJ on 23 Aug 2019 04:45 PM
    +1

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 23 Aug 2019 06:12 PM
    You both don't get it obviously.
    No disrespect intended. It's your bike and choice nobody else needs to get it.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    23 Aug 2019 08:05 PM
    Quoting JamesJ on 23 Aug 2019 04:45 PM
    +1

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 23 Aug 2019 06:12 PM
    You both don't get it obviously.
    Quoting JamesJ on 23 Aug 2019 07:14 PMedited: 23 Aug 2019 07:20 PM
    No disrespect intended. It's your bike and choice nobody else needs to get it.
    I'm a Collingwood supporter, used to ridicule.
  • speedzter Posts: 1795
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    23 Aug 2019 09:18 PM
    Go pies !

    My bike spins through 1st gear so quick that I do hit the limiter a bit too often.
    I would love a quick shifter with an RPM shift function .

    I remember years ago setting up a helmet mounted shift light for a drag bike....... not much good for an open face though !
  • tussuck Posts: 2098
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    24 Aug 2019 07:50 AM
    You really need a two stage one that flashes one color as you get 'near' the shift point and then another more urgently as your about to hit it.  
    Remember to mark the shift points down about 500rpm or so to allow timing for your reflexes and brain to actually shift (ie by the time you register the light and start to action your just on the the shift point rather than way past it)

    I would love a 1st to 2nd autoshifter and then manual from that point on.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 788
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    24 Aug 2019 07:55 AM
    So you was a forerunner on heads up display mate :) 
    I've never really given this stuff much thought before but talking to Mike has opened my eyes, auto shift would be easy to set up if you have the bucks, with this module you can use it to fire the air or electric shifter at your chosen rpm and the ignition kill time can be optimised for how quick that system works. The adjustability is there.
    I will have to use the "expert" feature I think as the unit self learns a bit in auto and if you get a bit slow on the shifts it lengthens the kill time, think mine was out to 95ms last I looked, that's a bit much, the auto default time is 85ms, I'm pretty sure 75ms would be better, can also adjust the cut out times for different RPMS in expert.
    It's addictive fun, when I was a young bloke a mate that rode a big dirt bike (YZ490) was giving me tips on how to try and stay with him, his favourite line was "hold it flat and feed it gears", he would love this shit.

  • JamesJ Posts: 589
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    24 Aug 2019 07:59 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 24 Aug 2019 07:55 AM
    So you was a forerunner on heads up display mate :) 
    I've never really given this stuff much thought before but talking to Mike has opened my eyes, auto shift would be easy to set up if you have the bucks, with this module you can use it to fire the air or electric shifter at your chosen rpm and the ignition kill time can be optimised for how quick that system works. The adjustability is there.
    I will have to use the "expert" feature I think as the unit self learns a bit in auto and if you get a bit slow on the shifts it lengthens the kill time, think mine was out to 95ms last I looked, that's a bit much, the auto default time is 85ms, I'm pretty sure 75ms would be better, can also adjust the cut out times for different RPMS in expert.
    It's addictive fun, when I was a young bloke a mate that rode a big dirt bike (YZ490) was giving me tips on how to try and stay with him, his favourite line was "hold it flat and feed it gears", he would love this shit.

    You sure not a Richmond supporter ?
    You're way too smart to be a Collingwood man! ;-)
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