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Old 09-03-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
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Booster Plug NTC sensor location?

Question for you folks that are using a Booster Plug.

Where did you install the NTC sensor? I'm considering a Booster Plug and am thinking through the fitment. The external mount along the air intake just doesn't look good to me. Any ideas?

And please, let's not turn this into a Booster Plug thrashing or pep rally. Plenty of threads already on the interweb for that.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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On my 2010 800GS there is a small plastic clip just behind the right fork leg at the lower triple clamp that holds the sensor like it was made for it.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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I pondered this for quite a while. Keeping the sensor out of the heat of the radiator and engine.
There is just enough line to route it to the left side, and zip tie it above the air snorkel. Not too conspicuous, and in the "fresh air".
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I had 1500 miles in my bike before I installed the unit. Totally transformed the twitchy low gear/rpm. Best $150 I've spent on the bike by far.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:05 AM   #4
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There is just enough sensor line to bring it out here.


Then put a zip tie around it, shove the tail of zip through the fairing, above the snorkel. Cut all the tail off another zip, and slide the head on the first zip tail till snug.
I've got 2000 on mine, held fine.
This seemed to be the best place that wouldn't be affected by the engine heat.

pm me if there any questions.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:22 AM   #5
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On my 2010 800GS there is a small plastic clip just behind the right fork leg at the lower triple clamp that holds the sensor like it was made for it.
I'm going to have to go look and see if I've got that clip

I have to vote for a "clip" type mount that allows the sensor body to be mostly in "free air". If the sensor is tied to some part of the bike then it is mostly going to be measuring the temperature of that part of the bike and not the temperature of the air that is going through the engine.

In most cases there would be no difference, but if (just as an example), the bike has been sitting inside a heated garage and the sensor is zip tied to the frame it might be a few minutes before the frame temp. gets down to outside temp. when you leave the garage ... stuff like that is going to "dampen" the sensor's ability to fine tune it's work with the bike.

Am I making any sense here or just babbling like I've had one too many ...
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:18 AM   #6
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There is just enough sensor line to bring it out here.


Then put a zip tie around it, shove the tail of zip through the fairing, above the snorkel. Cut all the tail off another zip, and slide the head on the first zip tail till snug.
I've got 2000 on mine, held fine.
This seemed to be the best place that wouldn't be affected by the engine heat.

pm me if there any questions.
I'm considering the Booster Plug too. You would think, however, that they would make the air sensor cable long enough to get it outside the fairing easily. Hmmm... Your mounting idea is good, yes. If you don't care about the sensor and zip tie rubbing and wearing on the plastics. I do.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:55 AM   #7
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With the zip around the sensor, it is setting off the body 2mm. I just checked, no rub marks yet.

I think you will get residual heat about anywhere you put it. Jens liked my spot.

Anyway, mine works great.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:05 AM   #8
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There is just enough sensor line to bring it out here.


Then put a zip tie around it, shove the tail of zip through the fairing, above the snorkel. Cut all the tail off another zip, and slide the head on the first zip tail till snug.
I've got 2000 on mine, held fine.
This seemed to be the best place that wouldn't be affected by the engine heat.

pm me if there any questions.
Mark, looks good. Still considering all options, but of the external mount options, this is the least conspicuous I've seen. On my white bike it will stand out even less.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #9
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sensor location

I routed mine below the fairing on the left side, and zip-tied it to the inward side of the crashbar. The zipties are barely visible ( doesn't bother me in the least, in any case, and the sensor has two inches of clearance from the bike.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:40 AM   #10
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I ran mine up the center as far forward as it would go. Zap strapped just behind the headlight.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:44 PM   #11
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I pushed mine inside my right snorkel, bent the wire 180, and zip tied it just rear of the snorkel intake. My reasons are it is forward of the engine, insulated from the sun, and when the engine is running (bike moving or not) it has a constant stream of outside air moving over it. Seems to work well.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #12
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Lot's of good ideas folks! Thanks for replying.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #13
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I pushed mine inside my right snorkel, bent the wire 180, and zip tied it just rear of the snorkel intake. My reasons are it is forward of the engine, insulated from the sun, and when the engine is running (bike moving or not) it has a constant stream of outside air moving over it. Seems to work well.
lmclamore, I've been thinking about tucking it inside a snorkel.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:02 PM   #14
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There is just enough sensor line to bring it out here.


Then put a zip tie around it, shove the tail of zip through the fairing, above the snorkel. Cut all the tail off another zip, and slide the head on the first zip tail till snug.
I've got 2000 on mine, held fine.
This seemed to be the best place that wouldn't be affected by the engine heat.

pm me if there any questions.
Same location but on the inside. Not sure the point on putting it on the outside.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:32 AM   #15
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My first thought was the inside, but couldn't find an attach point w/o drilling.
I picked my spot to keep engine heat from affecting. I know the sun must get to it, but I haven't noticed a difference. Just me.
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