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post #1 of 22 Old 02-20-2014, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone had any trouble with the quickshifter? I was out yesterday and kept getting a missed gear!! I tried to change lightly then tried a bit heavier a bit quicker a bit slower, every now and then a dodgy change!! is there any adjustment on these? Should I be telling the dealer?
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post #2 of 22 Old 02-20-2014, 05:34 AM
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Mine does the same. You get used to when to shift the bike with the DQS. I don't have any misses now. I first blamed it but realized it was my own fault for shifting at the wrong rpm.

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Any recommendations on the right RPM, above 5000 seems to work well for me.
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^^ it works down in low rpms but not like the S1000rr (800rpms or something silly).
I have found that you have to make sure you are deliberate with the upshifts on the QS or you will bounce off the limiter in no time

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i shift around 7-8k with no dramas (commute to work) when I'm through the twisties I'm always shifting around redline so haven't had a problem there. Just seems to be the commute to work. Also i am always in Race mode.

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Interesting gents, thank you.
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We've had lots of questions on the DQS system the past couple of years, here are a few things to keep in mind that may or may not help in your specific situation:

1) On a brand new Ducati, the transmission tolerances are set very tight from the factory, and they will loosen up as the engine is broken in. Often times the bike will shift noticeably smoother after 1k miles or so. You'll get a little bit "clunky" shifting on the brand new bike and it will be like butter once things get settled in. We always see this with our demo fleet every year, since we put the first 50-100 miles on all of the bikes ourselves before letting customers ride them.
2) You have to make very certain that you are not touching the shift lever at all with your foot prior to making the shift. For those of us who spent years "preloading" the shift lever with our foot, and then using a quick throttle roll off to execute the shift for quick shifting on the track, this is a very difficult habit to break. Keep your foot completely away from the lever so you don't accidentally tough it early and cause a premature ignition cut.
3) The quicker you "hit" the shift lever with your foot the better the DQS system will work particularly at higher RPM's. Don't be lazy with your shifting foot, make sure you're being deliberate about the shift and moving the shifter through it's full range of motion as quickly as possible.
4) Make sure you have your shift lever adjusted for your foot position so that it's not too high. I've seen many people having shifting problems, then we've lowered their shift lever down a little bit and magically all of the problem disappear.

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Good tips! I've also noticed that 2 back-to-back upshifts will often cause a miss if not VERY deliberate with your foot. I've not started waiting a couple seconds before going into the next gear.


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2) You have to make very certain that you are not touching the shift lever at all with your foot prior to making the shift. For those of us who spent years "preloading" the shift lever with our foot, and then using a quick throttle roll off to execute the shift for quick shifting on the track, this is a very difficult habit to break. Keep your foot completely away from the lever so you don't accidentally tough it early and cause a premature ignition cut.
Do you just mean "don't touch the shifter unless you intend to shift"? Or is there more to it? I'm working off the assumption that the 'roll-off' is handled by the ECU.
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I think changing the shift to race pattern helps too. Going down on the shifter, to go up in gears is more deliberate and helps in eliminating those false neutrals. Mind you the first day on the track can give you heart pulputations when you go the wrong way on the shifter.....but you do get use to it..
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