EVO Shift STAR Kit
under hard use. A "tap" and it's done. Awesome
for race, track days and street.
Since it's quicker and easier to upshift,
the bike is less unsettled when shiftin'
Effortless downshifting - cram all the downshifts
as fast as you want. One less thing to think
Smoother shifting in town - a tap and a
big gsxr1000 or ZX10 snicks into 3rd as
easily as a 125!
Driving in flip-flops? The STAR is a "must
I want you to know that I was really impressed
with the shift kit in my Kawasaki 636 ZX
The bike (not me) has missed shifts before
and once I got the kit in it not only didn't
anymore but felt smooth and positive and
actually easier all around to shift it.
The best part
of it was I just didn't have any attention
on it at all.
Thank you for making such a fine product.
California Superbike School
Ever wonder what goes on when you move the
Click pic for movie. This is the Aprilia.
EVO Shift STAR Kits
If it's not listed below,
"here" and look up the individual
bike to check if we make it
Aprilia RSV1000, SL1000,
Ducati's (most all of them, Not Star,
Pro Kit only)
RC51 / SP-1 / SP-2
vtr1000, all years
RC30, all years
vfr800, all years
cbr900rr, all years
cbr929rr, all years
cbr954rr, all years
zx6rr / 636, 03-04
zx6rr / 636, 05-06
zx10, 04-05 (star, yes!)
zx10,06-07 (star, yes!)
1190 and 1290
dl650 and dl1000
sv650 and sv1000
Triumph 675 and others
fz750, fzr1000, yzf750, yzf1000
that I ever wanted to do to a shift mechanism
Nothing much more can be done. Expect that
it will take the manufacturers about 2 years
to copy it - so wait 2 years and buy a new
bike - or have it all now.
One already tried to buy one. Geez!
Slightly stronger detent spring - a new
MicroBearing detent arm and the final piece...
A completely redesigned, empirically refined,
multi angled, variable radii, repeaked and
EVO-7 DETENT STAR
This part will totally change the feel
of the bike as a whole. The shifting effort
is about the same - but the speed at which
the gears actually engage is dramatically
improved - Quicker, easier, shifting - A
"twitch" on the lever and the throttle and
you are in the next gear! Perfect for track
use and road riding for effortless downshifts
into a corner and just a "tap" to upshift
without any more than a "twitch" off the
That's not even
mentioning that missed shifts virtually
In town? Low rpm cruise
in second - shift to third? So quick and
smooth that it will surprise and amaze -
NO more clunky, lazy shifting in town -
As I said - it's totally different and improved
- Virtually all the Factory Pro Support
riders in the AMA and WERA multi- Champions
Vesrah Racing tested and proved the EVO-7
Stars in 2003-2005.
Stock shift performance
that everybody used to take as a "given"
will be regarded as "slow and lazy" after
riding a bike with this kit -
Foot stomping, "Hayabusa" shifting disappears.....
Honda's and Suzuki's lose their clunky in
town shifting..... Suzuki's stars stop falling
off, Kawasaki's lose their, well, err..
Kawasaki shifting "feel". Hey and even ZX12's
stop shedding pins off the stock star!
a new detent arm with a low friction microbearing
roller, a performance shift spring and the
NEW Factory Pro EVO-7 Detent Star.
MUCH quicker. MUCH easier, MUCH lighter
and virtually eliminate missed shifts.
March 2, 2007
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007
From: dpein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: VFR Shift Kit Order
Your timing is perfect - I just rode it
today for the first time since installing
the vfr750 Shift Kit. Outstanding! I had
read posts on the VFR sites about how it
was so stiff and much tighter than stock,
so I was expecting a difficult transition.
I found it much more positive than the stock,
I did not get any false neutrals downshifting
to first, and It felt butter smooth in all
gears. I have been wrenching for years and
I followed your very detailed instructions
carefully. I will admit that shifting through
the gears with my hand on the shifter was
more difficult than using my boot! Thanks
for a great product!
Comment: My experience
is that the VFR owners who used our microbearing
detent arm but decided to not use the supplied
spring and, instead, used the stock spring
were often the guys who rode in cloth-topped
athletic shoes. That's ok, because, even
with the stock spring, it will still be
better than stock shifting. Marc
October 10, 2006
To: Marc Salvisberg
Subject: Re: Hayabusa - Star shift kit to
to you and all that a couple of weeks ago.
I have done a few hundred km's with this
now and I have to say it is a rather pleasant
I have always thought that the shift on
a Busa is a pretty good thing when compared
to earlier big bikes like the ZZR1100 and
even earlier still the VF1000 but it is
still a much meatier affair when compared
to modern bikes of smaller capacity.
This changes that somewhat. Not quite as
sweet as say a CBR600 but along those lines.
I like the way that you can do lazy up changes
around town without the clutch and it slips
through as smooth as silk.
Also it is not that difficult to install
either as long as you have the gear to get
the front sprocket nut undone (a rattle
gun is handy) and you are prepared to bend
up a ring spanner so as to get that one
gearshift housing cover bolt that is a bit
hard to get at.
Just wanted to let you know that your EVO-7 Shift Star
Kit ROCKS! I've been having problems getting a lot of
missed shifts between 3 & 4th gears in my 636 and
after installing your kit, the problem is 100% GONE. I
raced out at Streets of Willow this past weekend and
didn't have one single missed shift anywhere and the
positive engagement feel is perfect.
Thanks for making my 636 an even better bike!
I got the Pro shift kit installed, and it
works like a charm.
I got the parts and they are already
installed into my bike.
It was amazing what a difference the
shift star made into the bike!!!
to get the bike tuned on the dyno to
see what is the affect of velocity stacks.