Also, if you’re troubleshooting your setup, a button to test the cut-out feature allows you to check if the module is functioning.

After changing your settings, don’t forget to upload the changes to the QSE module, or they’ll disappear when the connection is closed.

I dropped one as I was installing the gauge and just slipped it back on the bolt without looking.

In the case of my R6, the strain gauge mounted to the bolt that secures the shift arm to the shift shaft.

The QSE module is powered by either the fuel injection or the ignition systems.

The biggest reason to visit this screen is to set the sensitivity of the strain gauge.

Bikes that have the gauge mounted on the shift rod will need to increase the sensor threshold setting to prevent false cut-outs.

Then the harness needs to be zip tied in place and the module needs to be secured to the chassis.

One nice feature of the QSE’s construction is that should the module ever fail, an included jumper can be attached to the module end of the harness, taking the module out of the system to allow your bike to continue functioning.

For those of us who own older sportbikes but don’t usually feel the need to keep up in the unending performance wars (after all, many bikes exceeded necessary streetable power years ago), the march of technology still gives us other temptations for updating to more current bikes.

These days, it often feels like all of the new bikes come with cool electronic trickery that makes riding easier – and cooler.

On a borrowed Android phone, I found the QSE extremely easy to set up.