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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.

First Look:

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.

Installation:

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.

Result:

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!

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