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Old 03-31-2013, 08:14 AM   #1051
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How many miles on your bike? YOu might have a vacuum leak through the rubber boots or through the butterfly bishings. Also, are you ensuring you have the proper slack on both sides?



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it's a 2011 w 6000 miles. Ran strong so I don't think there's anything wrong but me of course -) I am going to check the "slack again" later today. I think that must be it. I will post what I come up with.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #1052
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #1053
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it's a 2011 w 6000 miles. Ran strong so I don't think there's anything wrong but me of course -) I am going to check the "slack again" later today. I think that must be it. I will post what I come up with.
The good news. I get it now. The bad news with the cables completely backed off and the IAC's locked I'm still @ 35mBar off which is out of spec. The bike is low mileage and in good condition so I'm not sure where to go with this. I'm thinking of a trip to the dealer tomorrow.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #1054
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I took it to the dealer the other day and the left cable adjuster was broken, hence the unrepeatability I had. They adj the TB to BMW specs. When I took it home it was still off with the harmonizer. I took it to an Indy shop and he used a Kowa Seiki vacuum gage and adjusted it spot on. But again when I took it home it still was off based on the harmonizer but not as much. At this point the bike is running great but I'm really perplexed why I'm having issues with the harmonizer.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #1055
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I took it to the dealer the other day and the left cable adjuster was broken, hence the unrepeatability I had. They adj the TB to BMW specs. When I took it home it was still off with the harmonizer. I took it to an Indy shop and he used a Kowa Seiki vacuum gage and adjusted it spot on. But again when I took it home it still was off based on the harmonizer but not as much. At this point the bike is running great but I'm really perplexed why I'm having issues with the harmonizer.

I've got a wonderful set of Kowa Seiki vacuum gauges (I used to be a Honda dealer, and Kowa Seiki made all of Honda's "special" tools), and they have served me well over the years. Even had them calibrated a few times over the decades... And I also have a 6-gauge rack (built for CBX's) of gauges I built and kept calibrated over the years...

And neither of them ever reads the same as the other set regardless of what bike I've used them on.

Years later I bought a Twin-Max, mainly just because all the BMW crowd thought they were wonderful and I owned a BMW at the time. I used it many times, always carefully zeroing it out prior to synching with it.

And when it show the TB's spot-on I'd slap a set of the vacuum gauges on there and guess what? They'd read differently. So a couple of times I reversed the procedure, synching first with the gauges and then checking with the Twin-Max... And guess what? They'd show the TB's being "off".

Point is, it's probably not the "Harmonizer", any more than it's that gent's Kowa Seiki gauges. They're just going to show slightly different readings. Personally now when I'm doing a twin the vacuum gauges and Twin-max stay mothballed simply because the "Harmonizer" is so much faster and easier to use, which also means I'll synch more often.

If you think about it, all of these devices are going to have some variability... Ambient temperature, humidity, barometric pressure that day, hose length being different from one device to another, etc., etc. that it's actually hard to expect them to each back each other's readings up precisely.

For me, it's pick one and stick with it... And for right now it's the "Harmonizer".

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:08 PM   #1056
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I took it to the dealer the other day and the left cable adjuster was broken, hence the unrepeatability I had. They adj the TB to BMW specs. When I took it home it was still off with the harmonizer. I took it to an Indy shop and he used a Kowa Seiki vacuum gage and adjusted it spot on. But again when I took it home it still was off based on the harmonizer but not as much. At this point the bike is running great but I'm really perplexed why I'm having issues with the harmonizer.
Test it. If you switch the hoses and the issue follows it, then it is the guage!

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #1057
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Ok. So I missed the last production run.

Does anyone have a harmonizer they are willing to rent me?

$25 rental and I'll give you a $100 note for collateral. Local to San Diego (Escondido)

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:56 AM   #1058
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How do I find out when these will be available again?
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #1059
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How do I find out when these will be available again?
Subscribe to this thread and watch the very first post....that's it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #1060
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Delivery Update

I just found out I have to sell my house and move due to a domestic settlement.

As a result Harmonizer shipments will likely be delayed until June.


As always, thanks everyone for their interest and support!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #1061
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Ok. So I missed the last production run.

Does anyone have a harmonizer they are willing to rent me?

$25 rental and I'll give you a $100 note for collateral. Local to San Diego (Escondido)

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Ok. Offer still stands. Collateral can be more if need be. Will ride 150 miles. So basically Los Angeles to the border is fine.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #1062
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Ok. Offer still stands. Collateral can be more if need be. Will ride 150 miles. So basically Los Angeles to the border is fine.
Post your request up in the regional section. I bet someone would let you borrow it, or do it for free. I would if I were close.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:11 AM   #1063
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Did I miss the May allotment?

Next batch available in June? Did I miss-out on those that were to be made available in May? I have been waiting for notice of availability.
Please put me on the list.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:03 AM   #1064
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Next batch available in June? Did I miss-out on those that were to be made available in May? I have been waiting for notice of availability.
Please put me on the list.
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Patience, Grasshopper,

Read post 1060. There will be none available in May. Further, if you are waiting for someone to notify you of availability, you'll have a long wait. You need to subscribe to the thread. Grok will notify in this thread when he has stock to sell.

He will NOT send individual notices.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #1065
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I need one too

I need one of these so will wait patiently

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