Man! you guys have just saved me a massive head ache. I have been racing my 2017 ABS model for almost 3 years now. Since day one i have been running a 200/60/17 rear. Experienced all of the flaws with the QS on the down shift. Enough to learn not to use it when your hard on the brakes approaching that tight corner whilst down shifting at 240kmh. Only for that dreaded (-) dash line to appear. Its not much fun running off track and approaching that tyre wall thinking thats it game over.The - is the bike telling the rider that the Autoblipper or Quickshift feature is disabled for that shift.
The reason it posts this message is because at the current moment the conditions to allow the shift are not being met, not because of an ECU comms issue.
Anyways! I i don't run TC as it messes with my starts also bogs the bike down at lower speeds driving out of the corners. Possibly the reason for my high side last year which destroyed the bike but it was lap 1 a bit cold and i was too eager to get on that throttle a bit early, which to be fair was more like the reason.
Last time out i experience the dash - line on my gear indicator but also followed by the gear number also flashing at the same time. So every gear i selected was met with a flashing line and a flashing gear number continuously. However the QS was still operational shifting up and down. This issue has been driving me nuts trying to diagnose the fault thinking it was a faulty QS. If i reset the ECU it would clear the fault and then start flashing again at around 60kmh. I had gone through every test you can do on this bike. Waiting for the service manual is taking forever. Ive spent weeks and weeks trying to understand the logic behind it until i read these posts about the chain slack can influence the conditions in which the QS must operate with in.
So i just adjusted the slack in my chain to around 25mm from 30mm and tested the bike for quite a while and would you believe it actually looks like it fixed my problem. That with the 200/60/17 rear. I wanted to fix the issue whilst that tyre was on the bike as i never experienced it before until now. Time will tell but so so grateful for all this vital info and forums. You guys are awesome.
You can check out my blade out at @andypicart on intsagram .... Love it ! Even with its flaws. Old school clutching on the downshift is not so bad.