Healtech has been in the motorcycle electronics game for years. Mostly known for their "Speedo-Healer" back in the day.
A few years ago they introduced the Quickshifter Easy, a self-contained, Bluetooth connected, app controlled ignition interrupt device to allow full power clutch-less upshifts on modern motorbikes. It's a great unit, and completely independent of any other devices. I have used this device on my Yamaha V-Max for a couple years now and couldn't be happier. Over the last few months since I got my Breakout I have been helping to develop the Quickshifter to suit the majority of Harleys. This unit was previously offered for the V-Rod, but primarily because it had Coil on Plugs, and a 6mm shift linkage. The Sensor for the Quickshifter Easy is a tiny little thing that fits over a 6mm shift rod. The majority of Harleys however have a 5/16" shift linkage. I developed a CNC machined, Stainless Steel capsule that allows fitment of this sensor to most Harley Dyna and Softail models. Then Healtech helped me develop special plug and play wiring harnesses in a variety of lengths to suit the different Harley models.
I sold the first unit to a mate the other day, and we fitted it to her 883 Sporty at the track on the weekend(Benaraby Raceway, QLD). She loved it, and it worked so well she ripped right through the eliminations to take first place in the V-Twin class! Hers was a different fitment due to the lack of a shift linkage, but we made it work, and work well it did!
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in going a little faster, or more consistent at the track. I also like mine for just powering through the gears on the street at part throttle.
Ring or SMS Mike on 0400233273
I had the same thoughts John, but have had mine on for a couple months now and it shifts quite smooth.
Like any quickshifter, the key is in the setup.
Hard core racers try to minimise the kill time (ms), and in a factory race cut sprotbike tranny this is a little less risky.
However, getting greedy with kill times can be risky in any bike.
The HealTech Quickshifter Easy is adjustable up to 140ms, which is huge.
The default settings are 75-85ms and actually work quite well in the stock Harley gearbox.
At higher rpms the shift actually gets smoother.
I have mine set at 70ms and it works a treat.
The factory belt drive on a Harley is also quite forgiving of any stress through the gearbox.
My V-Max is shaft drive, and has no slack in the driveline other than the cush drive in the rear wheel and it too is quite smooth.
Keep in mind, Pingel make an electric UP and DOWN shifter for Harleys (with their own ignition killbox) and it is rated for the stock tranny as well.
Hooked up a bloke in Bundaberg with the New Quickshifter Easy!
Works a treat on his 2011 CVO Softail convertible.
See ya at the drag strip mate!