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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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What's your shift light set to?

I was just wondering at what RPM is ur shift light set to and at what RPM do u shift when on the track. I have mine set at 9500 and only been to the track a few times and my bike seems to perfom best when shifting at about 10500.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 12:35 PM
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I believe I have mine set at 11.5k rpms on my zx10. By the time I notice the light, I'm already coming up to redline. The only power drop off I can feel is if I hit the rev limiter
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I have air shifter with auto shift. The auto shift works off a MSD box that has different chips that correspond to rpm. Mine has the 11,200 chip in it. I just launch and hold it wide open, as soon as it hits 11.2 it shifts on its own. The 12's rev limiter comes in at 11.4 so I went with 11.2 to make sure I got the most out of it without hitting the limiter.

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Auto shift? Isn't that almost cheating LOL thats got to be great for the track what was the cost for that set up?

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I believe I have mine set at 11.5k rpms on my zx10. By the time I notice the light, I'm already coming up to redline. The only power drop off I can feel is if I hit the rev limiter
Dang, talk about ride it like u stole it

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Auto shift? Isn't that almost cheating LOL thats got to be great for the track what was the cost for that set up?
Bought the kit from schnitzracing.com . I originally bought the Muzzy kit but it was overly complicated. I returned it in favor of the MPS kit. I think about $800 to schnitz. Then you have to buy more stuff. The air tanks sold for paintball guns are rated for higher psi than the ones in the shifter kits, so I got one of those from the paintball store (rated to 3000 psi). And of course, the kit comes with crappy nylon air lines. Those go in the garbage in favor of $300 worth of steel lines and fittings. The nylon lines burst frequently. Better to just pay the money and only do those lines once. Plus labor (I like turning throttles more than turning wrenches). All together I think it was about $2000.
Its worth it though! You have that ZX14 in good shape, now you need the air shifter!

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I intend on getting one as my next mod but money is kinda tight right now so I'll have to wait and see how the new year treats me.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 09:03 AM
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Personally, I didn't know you could SET the shift light, I just go based on the loudness of the engine, and how she feels in that particular gear, and shift up accordingly. Does paying attention to the shift light help get better times?
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 02:41 PM
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how can you set the shift light on a 2007 zx6r if at all possible

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 08:18 PM
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I've got my 05 zx6r set at 14,500rpm for now.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 09:24 AM
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i have a 05 zx10 and you just hold the MODE button on the gauge and adjust it like a clock.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 01:36 PM
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I shift my ZX14 at 10.5k. I use a Raptor shift/launch light. Not the stock one. The Raptor light uses the VSS to determine if the bike is moving or not. At 6k RPM, the light will come on as long as I'm not moving. If I go under 6k, the light will go out. If I go 200 RPM over, it flashes. I can see this while I'm staged. Very bright and I can concentrate on the xmas tree instead of the tach. Once I start moving, the Raptor switches to a shift light.
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