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Hey guys…

I have had my CB1000r cafe racer for about a month now and racked up about 1k miles…

love the bike

however lately I’ve been noticing that the quick shifter sometimes finds ghost neutrals between 4th-5th and 5th-6th

All other gears are fine and it’s absolutely fine when using the clutch…

anyone experienced this? I’ve tightened the chain so it’s not that…

help!!!
 

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however lately I’ve been noticing that the quick shifter sometimes finds ghost neutrals between 4th-5th and 5th-6th
I was getting false neutrals between 5th and 6th BEFORE I had the Honda QS installed. If this is your first bike with a QS, it's best to hold the throttle in a fixed position, eg. 1/2 throttle, 3/4 throttle, or full throttle and make your shifts deliberate and forceful.
 

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higher rpm = smoother upshifts.
shift with authority.
i use the clutch for 1-2 shift.
and enjoy your bike.
 

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..I have had my CB1000r cafe racer for about a month now and racked up about 1k miles…
anyone experienced this?
About 5400 miles now
needed time to get used to the CB1000R again.

QS I use since a full decade.
Much better QS than Honda BTW but also a lot more expensive and faster cycles.

At first the QS CB1000R seemed prehistoric clunky and cheap.

After 3 months this QS's still the miserable el cheapo piece of junk it is.
But it does the task the Honda way:
no frills, none at all, but efficient albeit menial and painfully outdated.

Get used to it, kick it into gear up or down,
play with the settings hard/medium/soft.

The Honda QS SW feels like the early ten year old ancestor
kick it accordingly, hard if needed.

Lead sole and steel toes boots were all the rage
for QS at the turn of the century.
I’ve tightened the chain so it’s not that…
With the single sided rear job, respect the proposed Honda values.
And the way it should be done, torquing the bolts and all.
Important notice.
 
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