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post #1 of 6 Old 11-14-17, 04:52 Thread Starter
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Question about the quickshifter

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The other night, I was on the freeway riding home. As I was accelerating, I was going to shift up from 4th into 5th. However, my big clumsy size 13 feet accidentally hit the top of the shifter and I down shifted into 3rd instead of up-shifting into 5th. And because I was going to take advantage of the quickshifter, this was done without the clutch ?. With this being unintentional, I did notice that it shifted rather smoothly into the lower gear without the clutch. So I began to wonder if the quickshifter works both ways? What do you knowledgeable road warriors think?
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It only works on the upshift. Just a coincidence that it felt smooth. A proper quickshifter that works in both directions is often called an auto-blipper since it must blip the throttle to the RPM of the lower gear before it cuts ignition and drops a cog.

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Agree with Beatle. I've done the exact same thing (on accident) before I had a quickshifter. It's clutchless downshifting, and apparently some people do it on the track consistently, but I definitely don't bother.
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What year Daytona do you have? My 15 non R, would shift smoothly without the use of the clutch. Just a nice blip and solid downshift and it would prime right into the lower gear. Fyi im a relatively new rider that admits having zero knowledge, just a common "issue" if you will.

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Most bikes will do clutchless downshifts if you get the revs right but if you keep doing it eventually you'll get the revs wrong often enough to do some harm. That said, towards the end of my dirt riding career I'd get so tired in boulder fields that I ignored the clutch on my DR350 up and down without doing any noticeable damage. Or at least the friend I sold it to has never called to complain...

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Just rev match to do clutchless down shifts although it is more difficult and takes practice. There quite a few videos on Youtube explaining how to do this and what the advantages/dangers are to those techniques. I do clutchless upshifts all day on my KTM 1290 Superduke. I did get the QS for triumph because I use it carve corners and I would rather not mess something up lol
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