Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA
Shift Assistant Pro Issues
This is a fairly narrow question. It applies only to 2015 or later S1000RR's with a factory quick shifter.
At the track yesterday my bike would not go into 5th using the quick shifter and full or near full throttle. Occasionally it wouldn't go into 4th. I was operating it exactly as I have for the last 2,000 miles at the track. If I chopped the throttle, I could quick shift. Of course, it wasn't very quick because I was chopping the throttle. If I rode slowly at part throttle it would quick shift through all gears. Occasionally the shifter went numb on downshifts and would do nothing without the clutch. For those who like to cover the obvious, no I don't want to solve the problem by using the clutch. I have a quick shifter for a reason.
I could not get the problem resolved while at the track. I can't readily take it to the dealer as the local one closed and the next one is two hours away. Researching on the forum I noted that others have said that the clutch lever on the 2015 and up bikes can sometimes interfere with the quick shifter. I have the factory clutch lever. I took a look at the microswitch on the clutch lever and noted that there are actually two strips of metal that operate like springs and actuators on two individual microswitches in one housing. One is directly on top of the other. The component is shown in the diagram below.
I noticed that the metal strip on the bottom microswitch on my bike has a bend in the middle, while the top one does not. I can't tell for certain from the parts diagram below whether the bottom one is supposed to have a bend. It doesn't seem to. It is not really practical to straighten it out and then go out in town and see if it is fixed. We are talking about a problem that only comes up in excess of 160 mph and I don't have a dyno. Does anyone happen to know if the bottom metal strip on the microswitch is supposed to have a bend in it?