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Old 06-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

So, after 7 or so years on the track, 10+ on sportbikes, I finally decided it was time to get a quick shifter from www.motomummy.com. One deciding factor on me NOT having one, has always been that they required the purchase of a fuel management system (think power commander) as well to run them, on an FI bike. I have always been one to not do much in the way of power mods to my bike, rather concentrate on maximizing my riding without tons of rider aids, especially since I was mainly doing trackdays that entire time, so ultimate lap times was not the goal. I upgrade stuff as I either A: break it. or B: feel it is hampering my riding in some way (be it I am out riding the stuff, or it is hurting my confidence.

Fast forward to this year, and I am again racing with support in part from www.motomummy.com, and as such rider aids ARE helpful when it comes to making ultimate lap times. This combined with some VERY close finishes (hundredths, or even thousandths between me and another rider at the line) and it was time to make the bike faster.

This included the Bazzaz standalone quick shifter.

Installation was pretty straight forward and simple, as long as you can read the directions and are smart enough to follow them.

Installing the shift rod needed (that comes INCLUDED with the bazzaz, bonus... it doesnt on the dyno jet) takes the ability to cut it shorter (two-three sections) but is easy too.

Then it was time to race with it.

I was IMMEDIATELY shocked at the difference in thrust down the straight from the bike. Having to chop the throttle (even slightly) to make a shift, VS wide open throttle shifting slowed the bike down a LOT more than i thought.

The quickshifter shaved at least a couple tenths of a second per shift, adding up to probably a half a second to a full second per lap. It also added SEVERAL mph to my terminal speed on straights, enough so that my braking points and all of my track markers had to change. Felt like a completely new machine, and took a lot to get used to actually, since I am so well dialed in to my bike after all these years.

The downside, the standalone can cause an FI light to pop up, as the bike sees it as a miss fire on the spark plugs (it kills the coils when you shift). Some people will not like this, but I am able to look past it for how phenomenal of a shift it makes, and the time it makes up on the track.

All in all an awesome product, especially for those who want a quick shifter, but dont want to have to buy a quick shifter AND a fuel management computer.

I actually went with the bazzaz standalone, because I read review that it was a smoother, more seamless shift than he Dynojet QS, even though I also ordered a dynojet PCV at the same time.

I was not disappointed. If you are interested in one, great deals can be had at www.motomummy.com
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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Thanks MJ.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

A few local guys and I went around and swapped bikes to test different QS's and most definitely the bazzaz was the smoothest.

Glad you like it motojoe.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

Nice review Joe!

I've heard many folks say that it is definitely a worthwhile purchase, but like you I just refused to purchase a "rider aid". I'm contemplating pulling the trigger on one as the roll off required for upshifts does slow you down a bit and the faster you get the more noticeable it is. Gonna do some more research but I just might invest in one.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #5
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Nice review Joe!

I've heard many folks say that it is definitely a worthwhile purchase, but like you I just refused to purchase a "rider aid". I'm contemplating pulling the trigger on one as the roll off required for upshifts does slow you down a bit and the faster you get the more noticeable it is. Gonna do some more research but I just might invest in one.
Yup.

I can turn a string of laps in the same .5 of a second for most of an entire race sometimes if I dont have traffic and such. so i am consistent enough now to really notice the difference it makes, and it is significant to say the least.

The amount of change was enough that I had to make a gearing change for the track i as at compared to what I usually ran by one tooth on the rear, as well as my brake points all being fucked up lol.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #6
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Yup.

I can turn a string of laps in the same .5 of a second for most of an entire race sometimes if I dont have traffic and such. so i am consistent enough now to really notice the difference it makes, and it is significant to say the least.

The amount of change was enough that I had to make a gearing change for the track i as at compared to what I usually ran by one tooth on the rear, as well as my brake points all being fucked up lol.
I'm trying to save money and you just ruined that plan...lol...Thanks!

BTW are you coming to VIR in Aug for Cycle Jam?
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

Yup. Taking over a week off work. Will be doing the schwantz school there too on thurs
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #8
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here, just click add to cart and be done with it

https://www.motomummy.com/store/prod...cat=454&page=1
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Yup. Taking over a week off work. Will be doing the schwantz school there too on thurs
Cool. I'll hit you up as the dates get closer as I'll be there also. Do me a favor and don't race in the "B" SB and SS races.....j/k....lol.

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here, just click add to cart and be done with it

https://www.motomummy.com/store/prod...cat=454&page=1
Don't tempt me!
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:56 PM   #10
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

BSB and CSB are all I race
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:07 PM   #11
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

Great review, I have the dj standalone and it has performed flawlessly. The best part I've bought for my bike.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:48 PM   #12
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

What are they like on the road in normal commuting??
I've heard some quickshifters are a little snatchy when not used at full or close to full throttle.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:04 AM   #13
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

it works great. As long as you have a load on the engine it works fine. I wouldn't recommend it if you're at like 2k rpm's, but even while cruising holding a steady speed it works fine. I've yet to have any issues with the Bazzaz QS on my bike. Been using it for years. In fact i've never had any issue like you're describing with any quickshifter. The main difference between them all is how smooth they are.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:54 AM   #14
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it works great. As long as you have a load on the engine it works fine. I wouldn't recommend it if you're at like 2k rpm's, but even while cruising holding a steady speed it works fine. I've yet to have any issues with the Bazzaz QS on my bike. Been using it for years. In fact i've never had any issue like you're describing with any quickshifter. The main difference between them all is how smooth they are.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #15
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

+1 to the Bazazz QS. I bought the ZFI+QS for a deal and really only wanted the QS to begin with. I was surprised when gaining on people how much letting off the gas to shift was slowing me down.

I use it on the street to and laugh because now I'm lazy and never want to use the clutch.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:26 PM   #16
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

Do all (newer) GSXr's require the Fuel Mgt to use the DynoJet QS?
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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here, just click add to cart and be done with it

https://www.motomummy.com/store/prod...cat=454&page=1
I ordered mine from TJ at Riders Discount. Price difference is an oil filter and a bottle of motul rbf600.

i installed mine this past week. will get the rear seats adjusted soon and try it out. i won't be on the track till next month. the only thing that puzzled me was that when you install it on a 06/07 gsxr 600 (pull), the wiring to the shift module kinks up to get plugged into the harness instead of just straight.

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #18
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

yeah, I just zip tied it to the speed sensor wire and followed it up into the engine compartment. Kept it clean looking and safely out of the way.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:03 PM   #19
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I have mine mounted at the bottom of the shift rod, with the wiring heading straight up...

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Old 06-22-2011, 04:08 PM   #20
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Re: Bazzaz Standalone QuickShifter review

Didnt seem like the threads would have worked that way on mine. The heim joint on the bottom is reverse thread (or vice versa)so it would not thread on down there or whatever.. I might not have tried exactly the right comb.

Do you have the one piece Bazzaz rod? or the Dynojet two piece rod?
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