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Old 10-15-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Booster plug observations

Well it works, there is no question of that. Smoother idle, better pull off the idle, no snatching. Much more "likeable" around town. Not sure if I get as much of the benefits as others as I suspect my machine is running a little richer than some, but certainly it does the job as advertised. Now we see how it goes on the open road, maybe next weekend...

But it does beg the question and maybe JVB can put his oar in here: riding Ms Piggy around town doing the chores, shopping etc, with the Booster Plug on I seem to recollect that it now feels a little more like just after I bought it i.e. now with 33,000km, before I installed the BP it was sluggish off the idle - a little boggy with throttle application at low revs etc.
Should I be putting an injector cleaner in the fuel or something, or do an injector service at the next service? I get the strong feeling riding now with the BP installed that the BP is covering issues, maybe the injectors or something else...

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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You are coming up on a service. Could be several maintenance type things to get little ms piggy back to form. Chevron Techron additive has always been my choice for cleaning the fuel injectors.

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Old 10-15-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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Going down to the garage now to install mine. Can anyone suggest a good place for the temperature sensor? pics would be great!

edit: Found a good thread on boosterplug here, complete with pictures. Mounted the sensor above the vapor canister.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8#post17085108

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Old 10-16-2011, 03:06 AM   #4
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My sensor is mounted past the canister on the frame away from the oil line and out of the flow from the oil cooler. Memo to Booster Plug man - can we have a teeny bit more length in the sensor cable next time - it would give us more options... I will splice a bit more line in later when I have more time and I think it should be OK where it is, but I would like it to be in the clear rather than inside the bodywork

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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My sensor is mounted past the canister on the frame away from the oil line and out of the flow from the oil cooler. Memo to Booster Plug man - can we have a teeny bit more length in the sensor cable next time - it would give us more options... I will splice a bit more line in later when I have more time and I think it should be OK where it is, but I would like it to be in the clear rather than inside the bodywork

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My placement of BP...Pretty much in clean air...on inside and near front of air horn [AKA: Snorkel]...no real obstruction or engine heat and protected when my bike "takes rests" off road...I do like the BP; big help off road at slow speeds...waiting to order Poolside's ICE and Cool whenever they are available...

Canister?...don't need no stinkin' canister!...mine is long gone..
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #6
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[I get the strong feeling riding now with the BP installed that the BP is covering issues, maybe the injectors or something else...]



It ran better in the past w/o the gadget. Maybe all ms piggy needs is TB's cleaned, vacuum leaks fixed, fuel pressure restored, stick coils, ignition leads? What does a GS911 say about the Lambda?
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:25 AM   #7
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[I get the strong feeling riding now with the BP installed that the BP is covering issues, maybe the injectors or something else...]



It ran better in the past w/o the gadget. Maybe all ms piggy needs is TB's cleaned, vacuum leaks fixed, fuel pressure restored, stick coils, ignition leads? What does a GS911 say about the Lambda?
If I had one I could tell ya - methinks next service I am going to talk to the tech guys...

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #8
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Here is where I mounted mine -
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #9
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Can anyone suggest a good place for the temperature sensor?
I ziptied mine to the top of the snorkel to the airbox
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:46 PM   #10
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Here is where I mounted mine -
It seems like you would get quite a bit of heat from the oil cooler with it zip tied in that spot?????
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:50 PM   #11
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Here's mine. Away from the oil cooler and the right cylinder heat.

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:07 PM   #12
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What a Difference!

I have had my Booster Plug for quite a while now. Recently on a long trip my bike started to misfire at high rpm. I checked the Booster Plug and found that I had a frayed wire from my botched install. So I had to unplug it until I got it fixed and reinstalled.
Wow! What a drag it is without it! I fixed that problem just as soon as I could. The bike was no where near a fun to ride without it. A huge difference from "Tame to Hooligan".
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #13
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Just installed my BP that I removed from my F800ST....at first I didn't think the GS really needed it, but after reading some posts on here I decided, what the heck, put it on. It's great...really smooths out the throttle inputs and low RPM cruising and adds a little power I think as well. Quite happy overall
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Going down to the garage now to install mine. Can anyone suggest a good place for the temperature sensor? pics would be great!






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Old 10-18-2011, 08:44 AM   #15
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I have put my hand down there while riding and doesn't seem to get hot at all - maybe there is enough air coming around from the sides? I've emailed Jens with a pic to see if that is an ok spot for it - we'll see what he says.

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