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R1200S Quickshifter (Translogic)

I know I am a few years late (or maybe a decade ) to the game, but I finally got around to install a quickshifter to the R12S.

Went with the Translogic system since it doesn't require messing with the stock wiring. Took them two days to ship the kit to NY from UK, which I was very happy with.
Translogic Products: Intellishift Quickshifter, Quickshifters with seamless shift simulation, Powershifter


The kit is pretty easy to install if you have some basic tools (torx bits and 13mm wrench for the shifter pivot, 1/4" socket for the gearbox lever torx bolt, and 2x 10mm wrench for undoing the stock tie rods). The only hard part was cutting the new tie rod supplied by the kit to the proper length, since the stock one is super short. And then just hook up the wiring harness to the injectors and negative post at the battery.

System works very well at default settings if you use it at full throttle or high rpms. You can adjust the fuel cut duration to better fit your riding style (longer cuts is smoother for sensible street riding). I always had a bit of trouble getting a smooth and quick shift near the redline on this bike. The standard clutchless upshift technique just don't work too well with this gearbox and shaftdrive for whatever reasons (or maybe I just suck at it). The quickshifter completely solved that problem for me. Now you can bang it through the gears at full acceleration like one of those newer beemers with shift assist pro.

Anyway, I highly recommend the kit who want to extract more enjoyments out of their R12S.

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Cloud9blue,

Nice write up. How much time total did the installation take? Does it work on down shifts as well as up shifts?
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Cloud9blue,

Nice write up. How much time total did the installation take? Does it work on down shifts as well as up shifts?
1/2 hour

Takes longer to find all my tools than it takes to get the kit installed.

No downshift, from my understanding there just isn't any kit that can do that if the bike is still using a mechanical throttle. There just no way to blip the engine with a old school throttle cable.
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Exhaust pop/bang on upshift like HP2?
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I don't get that on mine Mitch.

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Exhaust pop/bang on upshift like HP2?
Quickshifters that rely on fuel interruption, like the kit that I got, shouldn't produce pop and bang. I haven't notice such thing on my bike yet. My guess is that only the ignition based make those sounds, due to the excess unburnt fuel that gets dumped into the hot exhaust system.

Not sure which system does the stock HP2 rely though.
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Exhaust pop/bang on upshift like HP2?
My HP2s pops on overrun all the time. Bone stock. Just under 4k on it.
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Guys,

After riding an S1000RR at a CSS event a few years back I went in search of a quick shifter and ended up purchasing a PQ8 Cordona Quickshifter and shift light. It only works for upshifts but it is lightning quick, completely adjustable and makes accelerating hard an absolute blast!
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