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 email@example.com
We'll get you set up, then perhaps meet at Willowbank when you come up to QLD :)