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All 650's Shift Support

JRinKtown

2018
CB650F
Jun 30, 2019
I've had one on my 650F for quite a while now. Not a big difference; just a bit more precise. And hey it looks good, lol.
 

mcphatty

2019
CB650R
Jul 5, 2020
One thing that I don't think many people have mentioned (perhaps I'm wrong), is that the device may extend the life of your shift seals. My other bike is a '98 Goldwing and its suffering from some really sloppy shifts. I was looking into a shift support for that as the shifter arm seems to have quite a bit of excessive play- the arm itself can move a few millimeters in any given direction with no rotation of the arm. Turns out it's a pretty common issue and the shift support is mainly added to keep the seals from failing and get the added benefit of cleaner shifts.

I'd assume that a similar benefit would be seen here. Of course we're primarly after cleaner shifts on a sport bike, but if it extends the life of parts too, that's a bonus!
 

Brian C.

2021
CBR650R ABS
Nov 26, 2021
Northwich
Riding Since
2021
Interesting Vid, but I have been confused for a while about the "False Neutral" thing that is mentioned? I am a new rider and possibly heavy footed with my shifts, but other than occasions where I have shifted into Neutral from 1st Gear when going for 2nd (Which I think is accidentally changing to Neutral and not a "false" Neutral, that's where Neutral is?) I have never had a False Neutral on my Bike?
Is this an issue others have found where it goes into a Neutral between higher gears?
 

Atucker

2019
CBR650R
Aug 18, 2020
Riding Since
2001
I used to get "--" occasionally where it wasn't in gear and the bike had no clue what to display. I swear by the shaft support and a properly tensioned chain!
 

Bill_650R

2021
CB650R ABS
Oct 25, 2021
Riding Since
2010
I used to get "--" occasionally where it wasn't in gear and the bike had no clue what to display. I swear by the shaft support and a properly tensioned chain!

Agree on the combination, huge difference. I would also add the importance of a properly and regularly greased shift support
 

RossDan

2014
CB650F ABS
Jun 23, 2022
Riding Since
2022
Zero change on my CBR650F 2014, near $100CA in the trash can
 

Brammers

2014
CBR650F ABS
Staff
May 30, 2014
Hampshire, England
I don't think it added much. Looks cool though.

Most people saying it makes a big difference are on newer 650r machines... So maybe the old gearboxes are a bit more solid and don't get the benefits as much?

Since the quickshifter went on its good to know the extra support is there though.

J
 

FogDucker

2018
CB650F ABS
Apr 3, 2019
Canada
I don't think it added much. Looks cool though.

Most people saying it makes a big difference are on newer 650r machines... So maybe the old gearboxes are a bit more solid and don't get the benefits as much?

Since the quickshifter went on its good to know the extra support is there though.

J
Bought this to test:

C$ 16.40 54% Off | For Honda CBR650R CB650R CB 650r CBR 650r 2019 2020 2021 2022 Shifting Gear Stabilizer CNC high quality accessories
 

Ian Warren

2021
CBR650R ABS
Mar 12, 2022
United Kingdom
Riding Since
2019
I don't think it added much. Looks cool though.

Most people saying it makes a big difference are on newer 650r machines... So maybe the old gearboxes are a bit more solid and don't get the benefits as much?

Since the quickshifter went on its good to know the extra support is there though.

J
The Quickshifter doesn’t change the geometry of the mechanism and doesn’t change the loads or directions of loss on the shift rod so I don’t see why that would require extra support?
 

Brammers

2014
CBR650F ABS
Staff
May 30, 2014
Hampshire, England
Actually a qs does put a bit more pressure on as you haven't killed the drive with the clutch.

The dip in throttle is what let's the gear engage. You can feel the extra pressure on the gear lever when compared to a clutched change.

J
 

Ian Warren

2021
CBR650R ABS
Mar 12, 2022
United Kingdom
Riding Since
2019
Can’t say I feel any extra pressure is required to Quickshift as long as you have throttle open and are accelerating when you shift!
Definitely more pressure if you try at neutral throttle however but that not how it’s meant to work!
You may be right but I can’t say I really notice any difference except the almost seamless power on upshifts.
Did fit it within a couple of weeks of getting the bike so don’t really up shift using the clutch for comparison but downshift with clutch (obviously) feel much the same.
 
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