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!
Another install on the missus' FXSE.
Went 11.8 at the strip last time using the clutch.
Hoping for 11.6 using the new Healtech Quickshifter Easy!
On my Breakout 103" the quickshifter helped me shave 3 tenths off my ET.
I thought this was beyond awesome!
Ran the missus' 117 Breakout at Benaraby for an all new P.B. of 11.399 at 115mph!!
An unbelievable 4 tenths trimmed from the ET :)
I sponsored a young man on his Jr Drag Bike(Ninja 250) and he too got an all new PB - nearly 2 tenths better in his 1/8th mile runs!
If you like to go quick on your tractor holler at me and I'll help you get every last bit you can from it.
Oddly enough, even though it works excellent on my BO, it seems even smoother on my missus - like cruising speed shifts from 4-5 and 5-6 only change the tone of the rpms. You cannot even feel the tranny shift. I did also recently change the oil in hers to Mobile1 V-Twin 20-50. Will be putting the same in mine soon.
Put another Healtech Quickshifter Easy on a local bloke's Breakout.
Works a treat and he's stoked!
Lookin forward to seeing him at the strip next season :)
Currently trying to source the correct factory plugs so I can put one on an M8 :)
Hey Krash :)
The unit can be made to work on your carby bike. I have custom wiring harnesses to suit the modern EFI units, just so it can be a clean plug-n-play setup.
Send me some specs mate and I'll work out exactly what we can do for your ride.
A pic or two of the shift linkage, the coil plug, and any room under the seat or behind the coil.
As technical as this rig is, they way it operates is super simple, so it will work on damn near any bike if set up right.
Send me some details to firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll get you set up, then perhaps meet at Willowbank when you come up to QLD :)
First Harley Healtech Quickshifter Easy in America! Congratulations Ed!
He will be putting his iQSE-1 on a '16 StreetGlide and rockin' through the gears :)
Meanwhile my local HD shop is keen to get in on the action, picking up units for s Breakout, FatBob, Lowrider S and Sporty - all to start off the new race season soon!
I am sourcing the correct plug to suit the new M8 wiring harnesses and will have the iQSE-1 available for all the newest Harleys soon.
BRAND NEW Stainless Steel shift linkages to suit the Dynas and Lowriders with fixed length shift rods.
Not only does this allow fitment of the Healtech iQSE-1 sensor, it also introduces multiple places in which you can adjust the length of the linkage, thus allowing fine adjustment of the shift lever in relation to your pegs.
The capsule, shaft and nuts are stainless. The Tie-Rod ends are OEM style - zinc plated steel.
I measured a heap of the new model Harleys at the local dealer the other day, and it seems they only have two different linkages.
The Street Bob and Lowrider both use a shorty like the one above (only even shorter), and all the others seem to have the 310mm long one as has been standard on a number of Softails for years. I will develop one like above to suit the Street Bob and Lowrider. All other models will be able to simply put the SS capsule inline with their stock shift rod.
mike sorry I was slow just seen this, can you adjust the length of time motor cuts out for on carb bike?
G'day Krash and Speedster!
Whether carby or injected, YES, the iQSE-1 module has kill times adjustable from 30ms to 140ms.
You can also set different kill time length for different RPMS.
The app also has a really nice feature called "Cut-off Delay". This can be set from 0 to 50ms in order to further fine tune the window of kill time on the module.
This is extremely handy to tailer the system to different transmissions, shift linkages, riding styles, etc.....
The iQSE-1 interrupts the 12VDC Positive signal. Old systems used to Earth out the 12VDC Negative. This caused problems with FI error codes years ago.
Because the iQSE-1 interrupts the ignition, it will work the same on EFI and carby bikes. I used a similar system years back on my carby 1200 Bandit and it worked a treat.
Speedzter, I'll be happy to sell you a kit with the longest wiring harness I have (to suit coil at steering stem). This you can trim to suit or modify the bits.
I will also label the wires so you know what you can tie directly into if you do not have the same OEM plug at the coil.
Ring or SMS and we'll get you sorted. 0400233273
Cheers for the New Years!
Yes, the module itself is only about 40 x 50 x 20mm in size, and comes with Velcro already attached, plus a mating piece of Velcro with 3M adhesive backing. Even on a Breakout I have found tiny places to hide the module.
Morgan and Wacker put on a "Race Ya Mates" event last year, and it looks like Gasoline Alley is going to do a couple rounds there this year.
if you are willing and wanting to make the trip to QLD, come up to Benaraby raceway in August for the ALL-BIKES event. It's one of the largest in Australia.
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You will find it's actually quite fun to use for everyday street riding. If you put it on one bike now, you could easily move it to another in the future. I'm happy to sell just a wiring harness, or spare sensors and capsules so you can move the module around from bike to bike.
Look me up for sure when you are headed this way.
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I would have to use Snippet to post a screenshot pic of anything. I can make that work.
My computer, or this website.... simply won't let me "paste" ANYTHING. No matter where I copy it from or what the content of the copy is.
I installed an iQSE-1 on a Wide Glide and a Breakout last weekend. VERY HAPPY blokes!
Old mate on the Wide Glide has been running 11.07 - 11.15 at the strip. Nearly guaranteed to hit high 10's this next season. I rode his bike after installing the shifter and it would nearly lift the front tyre on the 1/2 and 2/3 gear changes!
I'm ordering wiring harnesses for the new M8 models this week, so soon a couple demo bikes at the local HD shop will get fitted with the iQSE-1 :)