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Offline Kito

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Quick (Cheap) Swifter
« on: December 06, 2017, 01:14:47 PM »
Hey guys... this is my first contribution here.. I would like to share an idea that I've implemented last week.. and so far is working fine!

I bought an old GS to learn about motorcycle mechanics, tweaks and to take her to the track in a near future...

So after understanding the Quick shifter principles. I bought a relay (4 poles - 12V) that has the normally opened and normally closed contacts.

So I connected the coils (orange wires) through the relay on the normally closed connection.. so the bike works as it should.

From passing light ( that I do not use) I disconnected the original wiring (only one) pulled a wire that feeds 12V when pressed to the relay... and that's it!

I used a 4 pole relay.. and using 2 contacts per coil.

Initially I was concerned about vibration... however it have not interference in the relay (similar to this one)



When pressing the PASS switch the ignition is cut.

At first, I did for the fun.. but it really worked nicely...(high revs especially)

Just put a bit of pressure on the gear lever up.. and a quick tap on the PASS button (even the lettering worked  :laugh:)
and the next gear engages.

Sometimes.. even pops... and so a smile on my face.... :icon_lol:

I can try to post a vid or photos

but is very straightway


« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 05:35:07 PM by Kito »

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Re: Quick (Cheap) Swifter
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 03:04:21 PM »
Thanks for post,...but where pics of gs? :dunno_black:
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Re: Quick (Cheap) Swifter
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 03:57:45 PM »
Here they are! ( I am having trouble to post the pic.. is under 100kb... :cookoo:)

I made a (crappy) video also! ( I wish I had a Gopro to do it while riding)


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Re: Quick (Cheap) Swifter
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Re: Quick (Cheap) Swifter
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 02:49:36 PM »
(applause!)  interesting stuff!  pics of whole bike? :icon_mrgreen:

what else you got planned?
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Re: Quick (Cheap) Swifter
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
At the weekend I will try to record a vid of the QS on action...