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Old 12-16-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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Experience with "Booster Plug"?

Does anyone have any experience with a product called "Booster Plug"?

If so, any feedback on how it compares to other similar products would be great.

The Booster Plug claims to soften/smooth the on/off throttle transition among other improvements.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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Never heard of it.
I use something different: Stork oil.
This is a special oil extracted from storks. You need about 100 storks to get 100cc of oil but it's a great product.

I use it to oil my complete rig. Seat, shocks, spark plug caps (to keep the moisture out), wheel bearings, the lot.

Don't use it as engine oil though as it has quite a low boiling point.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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Some think they're the best thing since sliced bread. Some think they're nothing more than snake oil

Me? I'd rather enjoy what I've got and waste the money on not so frivilous things like beer.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:11 AM   #4
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Some think they're the best thing since sliced bread. Some think they're nothing more than snake oil

Me? I'd rather enjoy what I've got and waste the money on not so frivilous things like beer.
I do like a good beer.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:13 AM   #5
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Never heard of it.
I use something different: Stork oil.
This is a special oil extracted from storks. You need about 100 storks to get 100cc of oil but it's a great product.

I use it to oil my complete rig. Seat, shocks, spark plug caps (to keep the moisture out), wheel bearings, the lot.

Don't use it as engine oil though as it has quite a low boiling point.
Seat oil.... hmmm... I imagine it speeds up getting on and off the bike, particularly off.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:24 AM   #6
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There's what's turning out to be a big thread on this type of thing here - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210687
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:50 AM   #7
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There's what's turning out to be a big thread on this type of thing here - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210687
the product makes sense, the increase in mileage does except the fact that in one post they say the resistor wire only works for initial acceleration not cruise speed,

although if your opening the throttle that much more it may save mpg if it is actually providing more fuel in that range,. but 5mpg? I guess if they have a lot of starts and stops?

I'd like to see it it myslef on a dyno with gas analyzer to be sure there would be no damage fromrunning to rich or lean
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
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I am really interested in the product and have read the thread at the UK GS forum. Lots of guys claim this type of product really helps the low end fueling.

Surely somebody on this forum has tried one or something similar.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #9
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There's what's turning out to be a big thread on this type of thing here - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210687
Thanks. I actually stumbled accross this thread a few days ago. Was my first time on the UKGS forum. Seems like some decent info, as here, with a milder "attitude". Both good sources of info.

I have email Jens (manufacturer of the Booster Plug) and placed myself on the waiting list.

After I get it, I will post my feedback on Advrider, but likely won't be until March, as winter has set in hard in my part of Germany.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:26 AM   #10
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I have had Lennie's sprockets in 3 bikes (11S, 12GS) now and can only attest to their usefulness... just installed a set on my friends bike yesterday... he was blown away.

As for the FRK... I believe in tune-ability and as such, the Techlusion/Dobeck/Wunderlich FI tool is what I deem best and have always used in conjunction with the sprockets... open your pipe a tad and add a free flowing air filter and voila!

If you want smooth and responsive... THAT is the way to go... you increase torque and bring it about 1000 RPM lower across the whole band.

Both the Booster plug and the FRK seem to fall into the category of "Resistance Tuning"... they cheat the engine into thinking that it is colder than it actually is and as such, force it to run richer... it works, but it's a "blanket statement" approach...
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #11
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They work. I look at it as the fuel injection version of turning your idle circuit screws out a half turn on a carbie bike.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #12
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Just put mine on today, and it does just what it says... I really love the smoother transition from idle to off idle. Over the weekend I was in a parking lot doing some slow speed figure 8's getting used to this bike, and felt that if the throttle response was smoother, I would have to do much less clutch feathering at slow speed. It is way better now! Much less jerky.
Idle seems smoother too.

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:18 AM   #13
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Thumb Booster!

Just installed my BP last evening and so far my 09GS feels MUCH better than before. Low RPM torque seems increased. Steady state low speed riding seems smoother. More saddle time this weekend will tell more.
So far I LIKE it!
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:35 AM   #14
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I have a booster plug on my '06 RT and it makes a noticeable difference in low speed smoothness and starts and stops. I have used them on camheads and it doesn't do much. IMHO use one on your hexhead but no need on you camhead. I cannot have no experience with them on the K bikes.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:16 AM   #15
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I have a booster plug on my '06 RT and it makes a noticeable difference in low speed smoothness and starts and stops. I have used them on camheads and it doesn't do much. IMHO use one on your hexhead but no need on you camhead. I cannot have no experience with them on the K bikes.
My 2012 camhead is much more rideable with the plug..low speed stuff/Uturn in garage or parking lot much smoother...been using it for appx thousand miles of mixed riding...off throttle/on throttle in hairpin turn much smoother transition...love riding my GS again-pre plug not so much.."the proof is in the pudding"-I'm leaving the plug in.
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