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Yup OE position for the shifter wasn't right for the SWM shifter so after I took that photo, I did some testing and readjusted it higher.
This shifter because of the shape doesn't have a lot of room to adjust upward or you run the risk of hitting the side of the engine casing. I found a position that works, now it's just fine tuning the distance of the shifter peg, nice that I can customize that aspect because it may need changing if I go with a bulkier pair of riding boots.

I took the bike out for a test ride today, shifting functionality has returned to normal.

QS shifts like it used to, although BMW calling it quick is inaccurate, I can still shift faster with the clutch pulled in. :P

Lesson to put in the debug archives, water logged QS connector can cause the QS to stop functioning. ECU will report abnormal sensor voltages or something along those lines.
Changes to the spline are really simple, there's a plastic piece with one bolt holding it in (maybe a clip on the other side), I just removed the bolt and moved it aside without taking off completely. The plastics cover the electronics (secondary subsystem) of the QS among other things, then you can get in there with a 1/4" drive socket wrench and carefully remove it. I'd recommend greasing the splines once you remove the spline adapter.


Looks nice, works nice.
It was raining hard enough during the install efforts that when I went to use degreaser on the exposed parts, I didn't have to use the hose I just stood there in the rain and let it do the job.  :150:

oops updated post a little late.

*Originally Posted by talh [+]
You know, I doubt you can fry a circuit on the bike... they are all protected by electronic fuses on the ECU, and should auto-reset when the short is cleared.
I also doubt rain water can fry a circuit - it is low on sodium and don't conduct too well.

Keep looking for other issues- bent pin in the connector, not pressed all the way, etc. A BT diagnostic + the Motoscan app will run you less than $100.
I own a Gs911, I don't need to buy that. :P Thanks for the suggestion.
I just ran diagnostics, GS reports shift lever sensor voltage anomalies - 2 events logged healed 40 times.

I blew out the plug, which had a lot of water inside it and pointed a heat gun at both sockets until I felt they were reasonably dry. I guess i'll find out tomorrow if my 700 dollar quick shifter dohickey is fried or not. It was not working on my test ride tonight after installing the new shift lever.

I had to adjust the spline position of the shifter assembly so the lever pointed further up, it was too low.

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Fixed one thing, broke another.
« on: September 25, 2020, 06:23:56 AM »
A few mishaps later, i'm sure just about every GS owner has had those happen at least once, the OE shift lever is bent a lot.
After months of waiting and some deliberation I ordered SW-Motech shifter when it came in stock a few days ago and installed it today.

I did the work during a crazy rain storm and I think water got into the QS sender unit's barrel connector and fried it. Whomever decided an outward facing electrical connector should point upward (it's not protected from weather in any form) ought to be slapped!.
It wasn't as if I plugged it in right away, I wheeled it back into the garage and let it dry off for about 4 hours. I think some residual water was still inside the connector when I plugged it back in.
I haven't plugged in diagnostics yet but i'm sure if it registers on the diag that it will confirm my own suspicion. I doubt the dealer (even though warrantied) will replace it.

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: PD Oiler fitting
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:54:34 AM »
Could you show a link to the product so we have an idea of what that is?  :435:
I have no idea what this item is your referring to I'm sure others that looked at it are thinking the same thing as me.

On Two Wheels / Re: Glitch?
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:13:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by lkyphl [+]
Interesting suggestion ; how do you roll it past a mechanical stop ? Is it perhaps more a detent ?

I've never used it intentionally, my methods of canceling cc is usually tapping one of the brakes. So I stumbled upon this last night after wondering why the CC just dropped.
I've noticed the QS can trigger it even if you don't shift a gear.

On Two Wheels / Re: Glitch?
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:11:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by alin156 [+]
It's made like that on purpouse, as a way of quickly deactivating the cruise control and going into engine brake in one single twist

On Two Wheels / Glitch?
« on: July 22, 2020, 10:39:32 AM »
I discovered a wierd behavior with the throttle body. It has a mechanical stop but allows some movement past that point, when cruise control is active, rolling the throttle forward after it hits the mechanical stop for some reason cancels the CC.  :155:

Woody's Wheel Works based out of Colorado.
Nice looking gear!

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