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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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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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^^ 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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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.

Hope that helps! :cool:
 

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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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So far had no problems with the DQS on mine, been knocking it up around 6-7K whilst running in, once service done be going higher, much higher:D love the pops from the Termi's on the change
 

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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.
Yes, don't touch the shifter unless you intend to shift, and also don't touch the shifter "early" when you're about to shift. One quick movement will execute a perfect shift.
 

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I had that same problem but now with the brand new engine my "N" indicator doesn't light up when I put it in neutral. It just says that I'm in 1st gear
 

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T-wizzle, are you having this problem on cold starts? at the lights? when the engine is warm?

If its when the engine is warmed up and you can't get it into neutral its a sensor issue, if its only on cold starts then its the clutch plates on the wet clutch. That will go away with some miles/kms added as it did with mine.
 

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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.

Hope that helps! :cool:
Thank you for that, a very good insight.
 

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T-wizzle, are you having this problem on cold starts? at the lights? when the engine is warm?

If its when the engine is warmed up and you can't get it into neutral its a sensor issue, if its only on cold starts then its the clutch plates on the wet clutch. That will go away with some miles/kms added as it did with mine.
Actually noticed it when I got home so I take it, it's the sensor. I'll be bringing it back to them for this issue. Hopefully it's a quick fix or easy fix. Barely just got my baby back and I don't wanna be away from her again!
 

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Actually noticed it when I got home so I take it, it's the sensor. I'll be bringing it back to them for this issue. Hopefully it's a quick fix or easy fix. Barely just got my baby back and I don't wanna be away from her again!
That's bad luck twizzle and my bike came from the same shop! Hopefully they get you straightened out, quick. It's pouring here anyway so I guess no riding for a few days.
 

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Yes, don't touch the shifter unless you intend to shift, and also don't touch the shifter "early" when you're about to shift. One quick movement will execute a perfect shift.
This is a hard habit to break for sure. I've gotten so used to preloading and rolling off that i dont eve realize i'm doing it.
 
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