Man, how do you do that? Serious, I'm not being sarcastic... With the turbo, it would hit redline so fast that there was no way I could manually shift fast enough even without using the clutch...full power shifts without the clutch,,if you practice you can shift without the clutch just as fast as you can with this ignition interrupt.. just a tiny blip of the throttle with the upshift can be very quick and very smooth..
X 2!I keep upward pressure on the shifter and just let it shift automatically on the limiter between 1st and 2nd. It hits the limiter so quick with a 26 tooth and I can't react any faster with the shift light. I then use the light and blip the throttle to shit the other gears. I have the light set to flash a couple hundred rpm below the actual point where I want to shift as there is a slight mental delay between seeing the light and blipping the throttle forward.
True, AAAAND...apply enough pressure upward to make sure it reaches 2nd gear and doesn't stays dancing in neutral, which will make the limiter hit even sooner and you make a fool of yourself... Don't ask me how I know this..........:hidesbeh:The hard part is training yourself to remember to release that upward pressure and then reapply it after it makes the 1-2 shift.
i know what you mean.. i was talking about the drag racin i did in the 80`s... i just work on them now.. my dragbike is out in the shop and sometimes i sit on it thinking about racing again and find i can`t get my tired old legs folded up enough to get them on the pegs..the seat on the bike was only 20in off the ground and you had to fold up pretty good to ride it...LOL you guys are better than me, I'm an old man and my reflexes ain't what they used to be... I'll stick with my push button
I have the V&H unit installed on my bike. I originally purchased it to use with mids (pegs only) so that I could push button shift when on the mids. I retained my forward controls and now have the option for either or. I found it a bitch to get it dialed in so that I could use the speed shift or the controls but it was well worth the effort. It is a blast and has totally changed my riding experience especially on the gas.
Translogic were still making a unit last year but it was designed for speed shift only and couldn't be used in conjunction with the existing manual shifter. When I spoke with them the tech said they had too many problems getting them dialed in to work with the controls. Other than that they hadn't had any problems with them. I wouldn't think it would take much for them to convert one of those.
I hope you find one or convince them to manufacture them again. It's a lot of fun to use and a nice clean install.