Quick Shifter for Suzuki GS1150 (85)
We looked at the Dynojet, HM, Bazzaz and Healtech
quick shifters. Our initial concern was putting a piston
device on the gearshift linkage on a older bike.
While the price range varied between $400-$1000 we
opted to test the Healtech which we felt might be
closer to everyone’s price range. The Healtech QS
QuickShifter is priced under $400.
There are two unique things about the Healtech, one
that it has advanced electronics and two, there is no
piston type mechanical shifter required for the
gearshift. But there is a ring device that goes on the
shifter mechanism that transmits movement of the
shift arm to the electronics.
The instructions are excellent and the install was
fairly simple. It just required some basic
understanding of general electronics and that
supplied wiring would be needed to run from the
shifter to the iQSE central unit and then onto the
coils, so yes there is some wiring that is required to
get there, not quite so plug’n
play, but not overly difficult either.
Shift Gears Without Clutch Throttle Wide Open
First Short Outing:
Worked pretty good and was openly impressed.
Second Larger Outing:
Many issues with missing shifts and cutting out
randomly while accelerating.
This was upsetting but we were using the default
setup, so opened an Android phone, downloaded the
Healtech App and synced with Bluetooth with the
Healtech box on the bike. We could see revs and
noted there were are “large number of options” to fine
tune. The HELP menu is excellent! The software is
excellent! So we had no problem quickly adjusting 3
components, noise filtering, sensor threshold and cut-
off delay, which made dramatic improvements.
There was some concern putting a quick shifter on an
older bike that certainly vibrates more than something
newer. However we finally got it running 99% perfect.
And everyone working on this were enormously
happy with the exhilaration in accelerating hard and
open throttle shifting...much faster, much fun!https://youtu.be/oKg6H3FwLWA https://youtu.be/lnQTcwRDVN4 https://youtu.be/zbLcsn76Zpg https://youtu.be/WW8XRRU4Z0c hardrider.net