Depends on how confident you are with disassembling your bike. Have you ever removed your tank? Airbox? If yes, I'd say maybe an hour or two max. If you've never done more than remove the seat, give yourself at least three to four hours.I've got a track day sunday and my translogic system for my 17 is still in the box. how long can I expect this install to take? lol, chasing a toddler all day makes it tough to find time
Just thinking about my lessons learned.....
- Before you start, you'll need to reverse the Translogic Quickshift connectors with the yellow dots, as the 17-18 R6 wiring is reversed (it's explained in the instructions you download from the Translogic site).
- You might be able to do the complete install without removing fairings but it's easier if you remove them.
- Changing the shift rod out is pretty straightforward. Just make the final length of the new one, plus the sensor, is the same length as the factory rod.
- Plugs on top of the engine are very simple to remove and install.. the pain is you have to remove the tank and complete airbox (top and then bottom) to access everything. If you're not familiar, remove the air box cover (11 philips head) then remove the bolts around the bottom of the intake horns (6 hex head). They're captured by the box, so no worries about losing them into the cylinders. But I'd def painters tape the intakes after removing the bottom half of airbox.
- The radiator fans don't have a complete shroud so I'd suggest making sure everything around the plugs is well zip-tied so the fans don't clip a wire.
- If you have the Blipper too, attaching the trigger wire to the front brake switch tab to the left/interior (when sitting on the bike) will only allow the blipper to work when the front brake is applied. Attaching to the tab on the right/exterior will allow it to work with or without brakes (I recommend this method).
- Connect everything first WITHOUT zip-tying or securing. Turn key to On but don't start. Move shift lever to up shift and light on Quickshifter ECU should come on. Shift down and light on Blipper ECU should come on. If it's backwards, it means you reversed the shift rod sensor connections.
- I mounted my ECU's under the seat where the factory tool kit usually rests, just above the silver cross-brace.