Switched from XC to XR model and oh boy this bike can turn. Been thinking of putting a quickshifter (if its possible) now. Has anybody done it and was it actually worth it?
Thanks. What is plug'n'play controller and why would I need it? I ve never dealt with quick shifters before.I just took a look at the parts fiche on BikeBandit.com, and that nice long shift rod is just beggin' for a shift sensor! I don't believe the ECU has the QS function built in, so you'd need a QS Controller as well as the sensor and adaptor rods. The PUSH sensor and controller (3 wire splice-in) will cost $215 shipped; add $50 for a plug'n'play controller.
Is it worth it? That's something only you can answer, but they are a blast!
It's a little electronics package that - along with a switch installed inline with the shift rod - cuts the ignition for a small fraction of a second (typically 40-60 milliseconds) whenever the rider boots the shifter for an upshift. This allows full-throttle clutchless upshifts, with no abuse of the transmission, and no loss of power or forward momentum. This is primarily a tool for the track; without a shifter you'd have to flick the throttle to effect an upshift, losing fractions of a second with every shift of every lap. On the street it's a toy, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun.What’s a quickshifter?
I currently have both )). XC is for sale. Do not listen to what XC lovers say. XR definitely turns quicker due to simple physics AKA smaller wheel. I love both of them. Each has cons and pros. XC is plushier. XR is definitely built for road touring. It is a bit lower also that fits my inseam better. Ideally i would love to have XC with XR wheels or an XR with XC suspension. )off topic, but you rarely hear about how much better the R can turn vs the XC.
I have only ridden the R and have always been impressed, but the XC lovers swear there is no difference onroad
I wish I could just keep both of them but I also have a Street Triple that I m thinking putting a quick shifter on. That little thing will outturn anybody! ))Properly adjusted suspension works wonders. Maybe adjusting the suspension on your XR will help even more...., oh that's right.....