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Old Mar 6th 2016, 11:19 AM   #1
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I Ride: 1299 Panigale-S / KTM 1290-R Superduke / KTM 690 SMC-R
project power shifter on 1299

This week we started our project to build a power shifter on the 1299. We choose for a Translogic electronic power shifter instead of a air shifter cause the Translogic PS should also be able for the down shift function.

The main reason for mounting a power shifter for us was being more in balance while doing a dragrace on the track. Keeping you feet in place at full throttle acceleration gives more balance and less distraction while shifting.

Sure a lot of you will ask 'why would you do a dragrace with the 1299?'.. well since we don't have a circuit down here that's the thing what measures your bike in our place. We all know that the Panigale is master on the circuit so we don't need to prove that anymore..


Instead of the included Translogic shift button we used the up/down shift OEM button which is stock used for changing the software setting while riding.

First we manufactured a shift rod with a bracket to connect the PS to replace the OEM rod.

The bracket to hold the PS is welded on the bracket of the BS motorlift, needs to be really firm and steady cause the servomotor is developing a huge amount of torque in order to push both shift rods.

The Translogic control unit was mounted next to the battery, very little space on the Pani to place or hide devices.

The challange was a lag of space due to the suspension and the fact the PS needs to be connected after the blipper on the OEM rod. The blipper detects if you're shifting up or down (pushing or pulling the shift lever) so the shortcut for mounting the PS directly to the gearbox lever was no option.

The result:

The shifting by button works perfect. Up and down shifting; whatever you like. We will mount a extra spring this week to ensure a extreme fast 'click' as soon the electronic PS sets in. We noticed on track the at the high RPM's (10.000 and up) the shifting needs an extra click, probably cause the tension at the gearbox is at that point intens.

The time:

Our challenge to meet with the extreme Hayabusha's (9:20 - 9:70) and BMW 1000RR's (9:50 - 9:80) was in the first tryout close enough: 10:18 on the mile.

Mind you; these Haya's and 1000RR's are completely prepped for the track with suspension, tires, racing fuel, extended rear forks etc. etc.

Doing 10:18 on a stock street bike (only modification is a full Akra) isn't that bad on the first day. We're aiming at around 9:50 though which theoretically should be possible considering the HP, weight and overall performances of a Pani.

We had fun though.. that's the main point.
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Old Mar 6th 2016, 11:55 AM   #2
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This is a really cool mod. Props to you for the challenge and success so far.
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Old Mar 9th 2016, 08:21 AM   #3
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I Ride: 1299S, Multistrada Granturismo, Monster 796 ABS, BMW S1000RR
btw, this modification is also useful for riders who have lost their left foot; I have a friend who lost the lower part of his left leg in a bike wreck. He uses a similar system to shift his BMW S1000RR.
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Old Mar 9th 2016, 11:40 AM   #4
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Wow, amazing work!!!!!!
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