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Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

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Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Sticky » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:47 pm

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Hi folks, just to let you know about a new prototype sequential gearchange system.

This item is not for sale yet so hopefully this post does not breach any forum rules but Moderators please feel free to delete if you think it does.

For more info on what is quite an innovation, here's the link: https://www.scooterlab.uk/lambretta-seq ... ance-news/

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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Scooterlam » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:40 am

Personally im quite excited about this.
For most this will be solving a problem that doesnt exist.
The spin off of this would allow tle less flexible amungst us to set up our controls so we wouldnt have to suffer that burn in the wrists from pulling a clutch with our wrists folded back when in first gear.
Just quality and cost.
This could prolong the riding time for many.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Wack » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:49 pm

Just the thing for rearset gear changes.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby dave411 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:04 pm

This looks like a good move forward for anyone with a wrist problem.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Timexit17 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:47 pm

Didn't Jimmy have one of these in Quadrophenia?
Watch the scene where he picks Steph up at the supermarket -in 1st, drop down a cog -back into 1st! :lol:
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Wack » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:08 pm

Only problem I can see is with a close ratio box or 5speed ,you won't know what gear you're in hence why bikes come with gear indicators.I'd have one though...
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Wack wrote:Only problem I can see is with a close ratio box or 5speed ,you won't know what gear you're in hence why bikes come with gear indicators.I'd have one though...


Do they?

Neither my Griso or Bandit has one other than a neutral light.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Wack » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:41 am

Pretty sure most of the superbikes now have one built into the display. I used to fit the Datatool ones to the bikes I owned.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby citydaz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:59 pm

forgive my ignorance but what is a "sequential" gear shifter?
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby HxPaul » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:11 pm

Its a gearshifter where the shift lever reverts back to its original position every time you change gear,like a motorbike except on a Lambretta its the handlebar gearshift thats used as normal.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby citydaz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:14 pm

Ahhh, I see.
and is this a good thing?
Surely part of the fun is guessing which gear you might be in?
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Jim Rose » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:07 am

Could be very exciting if it works! I can think of various applications i'll be watching with interest
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Sticky » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:19 am

citydaz wrote:forgive my ignorance but what is a "sequential" gear shifter?


There's a link below the original post Daz with a video and an article on how it works.

From a rider perspective, it works the same as this:

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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby matthew » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Good for anyone using drop bars too as the clutch lever will return to the same place after each gear change. This is usually the determining factor in where your bars can be set to ensure the clutch lever misses the leg shield when in 4th/5th which can sometimes mean that in order to miss in 4th you have to have the clutch lever almost vertical to locate 1st.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby martyn dwane » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 pm

id anything ever come of this ?
been over two years since it was on SLUK.
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby nickw » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:11 pm

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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby martyn dwane » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:10 am

thats a different one ,Motorino Diavolo.heard good and bad about that one .
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby Fast n Furious » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:15 am

citydaz wrote:Ahhh, I see.
and is this a good thing?
Surely part of the fun is guessing which gear you might be in?

With the standard arrangement, in good working order, you can feel what gear you are in and move to any gear in the box in one move.
With a sequential arrangement it can be a bit of a guessing game and you can only move to the next gear either side of where you are in one move...... just like a motorbike.
Track racers may get an advantage with it?
Not really a step forward for road users IMO? :roll:
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Re: Sequential gear shift for Lambretta

Postby petemaisey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:16 pm

It might be useful for people like me who have fitted a mirror stem through the front brake lever pivot in place of the original shoulder screw.
I could have a mirror on the gear side, useful for continental trips.
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