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I wanted a quick shifter and Robert Foster offered to hook me up with a "GP" shifter (not reverse pattern, think it was the brand name) but I haven't had any luck reaching him. So, I did some looking around and the Starlane is universal, looks like it will easily install, tuneable, etc. Not to mention I think it might be Italian (sexy).

It does not use a load cell like the others. It uses a piezo (ceramic) to sense shifting. I work with these at work, nice stuff and very reliable.

Here's some pics. What's in the box.


Here is the sensor installed, which was ridiculously easy. Please forgive the focus, I even screw up auto focus.


You insert it in the 12V supply to the coil and you need to pay attention to the order of the color wires you are splicing into. Add 12V power and a ground. Here it is installed under the seat where the tire plugs used to go.


You'll also see I added a Dobeck/Techlusion Gen 2 power commander kind of piggyback tuner. There ARE better ones than this one, not to mention later models that can also remove fuel where as this one can only add. I had 2 motivations for picking this one, 1) it was cheap on ebay (brand new) and 2) you can tune in your driveway by ear and nose. I'm running the BBPower in Stage 4 (like the mileage) but it is a bit anemic. With the 13:1s, I've been concerned I would burn it down so I was looking for some easy enrichment and this unit tunes like you do carbs (more or less). Very simple, even I can do it. It is crude, nothing as good as a properly mapped bike and it doesn't do anything for timing. So, now the bike is a little rich but feels much stronger. I'll be on the track Tuesday, so we'll see how much more I like it. I plan to go on a dyno as an improvement on my driveway tuning. I also plan to resync the throttle bodies with the BBPower set at Stage 5 and retune. Stage 5 will also allow me to advance or retard my timing.

Test rode it and the Starlane works. Full throttle upshifts are nice and it also works on down shift but you still have to blip the throttle or your clutch pays and you feel the tire skid a bit depending on how hard you are down shifting (RPM-wise). I think I want one of these for my tourer now too.
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OK, did Keith Code again yesterday at Milleville. Rear gearing is almost perfect for this track. Forget VIR or anything with a longer straight.

Bottom line, I'm definiately faster on the S1000RR than my sooped up boxer but I guess that is to be expected. Front end was pushing a little in first session, so I put a GPA on, man they work! Once you get heat in them, they are awesome. Tons of grip.

The quickshifter was great both up and down shifting. Really glad I did this. The only problem is I need more power band, too narrow. If I can't fix this with tuning, I'm seriously thinking of a smaller cam (R1200S cams?). Really pulls hard above 5500-6000 RPM but hardly falls out of a tree below that.
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OK, reset the BBPower chip at Stage 5 and resync'd the throttle bodies (stops). With just a little enrichment, I can now get it to idle down to a 1000 RPM, albeit, somewhat rough. Idles much better now but still have some room for improvement. I also need to play with the transition for better midrange.
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OK, now I've moved from MD to NM and finally getting some time in to play with my toys. Sadly I'm parting out my R1150S Tourer and keeping my R1150S Project Bike. My Project bike had Ohlins on it and they were honestly pretty good. However, I can tell the difference between them and my Wilbers with high and low speed compression damping, so I'm putting the Wilbers on the Project Bike.

Here's the rear Wilbers installed. Pic is turned 90 degrees CCW.


High and low speed compression adjusters.


Preload adjuster. Pic is turned 90 degrees CCW.


I've had these shocks for a long time. Had them rebuilt around 50K miles. I did change one thing this time, I decided I wanted high and low speed compression damping up front like Nate Kern had with his Ohlins. Jeff atthe Beemer Shop took care of me and they ginned up just such a shock. That installs tomorrow, if my new to me lathe delivery doesn't tie me up all day.
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Finally doing some work to get the bike back on the road, my LED rear turn signals were blinking way too fast and I needed to address some wiring issues with the tail light...

I added some ballast resistors to fix my fast blinking problem and get the wiring behind the body work, half a dozen solder sleeves later the wiring is addressed...
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I moved over to my clear LED tail light that flashes when I hit the brakes...


Need to get to finish mounting the front shock reservior and high foot pegs next, put the exhaust back on, etc. and that's a fresh Dunlop 180 on the rear there...
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Damn those PVMs look good!


Damn straight they do!!!
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