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Quickshifter(2015)and RPM speed

Hey all...I'm just curious about the speeds that the owner's manual mentions for using the quickshifter.I looked in there.To me it seems really odd that the mph shift speeds are so low.When I shift at those,the bike kinda goes into gear a bit notchy.Like a 'slamming' kinda.But not that bad.Also,at upper speeds and shifting,mine clicks into the next gear very nicely.
I guess what I'm asking is is it better to be moving at higher shift speeds,or follow the manual?Mine shifts really good at a bunch of speed scenarios.But shifting from 1st to second at the book speed is not so smooth.Or 2nd to 3rd.
I seem to get the better results when I qs at 4K and 5k.OR 8k-9k.Depending.
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I found on my 2016 that the qs is naff at low speeds, very good up the Rev range though

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Any rider with an ounce of mechanical sympathy can tell when the shift is working well. Do we really need the handbook to put numbers on it?

I never use the quickshifter going from first to second, the speed differential between meshing cogs in the gearbox is too great imho. Second upwards it works smoothly but at low revs I still back off the throttle a little as I shift, that's almost instinctive from doing clutch-less shifts on other bikes. Going full bore, when running at LSR events, I shift at near maximum revs and I don't back off the throttle. Four seasons of racing now on my 2015 bike, the gearbox is a delight and the original clutch is 100%.
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Yeah...I hear ya Bob.I usually will clutch the 1st to 2nd shift.Almost everytime unless I' m gettin on it and the revs are up.Mine's a 2015 also,no problems with gearbox,trans or anything else mechanical...
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Same, never up quick shift 1st to second and never qs down below 3000rpm.
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The shift speeds in the owner's manual are for emissions compliance testing. They're perhaps suitable for puttering around town but not much else.
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