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Old 08-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #10456
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I have one on order, it should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. I will post how it performs once installed.
What does the booster plug do and how does it work?
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #10457
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It tells you computer that it is 20 degrees cooler than it really is so that it will give you more fuel and run better. It eliminates the surging and inconsistent idle. Google Boosterplug, they have a website. Over 5000 BMW owners have them...
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #10458
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I just installed one and the bike feels a lot stronger, however, it doesn't fix the surging at constant throttle, which I didn't expect that it would since it is only operational when the throttle is moving.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #10459
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Wow, your dealerships out there aren't on the ball much are they? There are threads left and right full of dealerships not knowing their product...
Thanks for the note on how to make this happen.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:50 PM   #10460
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Do you really pay THAT much attention to your tach while riding that this is an issue of significance?? (Serious question, not trying to be a smarta$$)
I don't really pay much attention to the tach (can't really because the numbers are so small anyway), but I mention the bracket location because it doesn't seem like anyone in design thought this through before they released it.

Sometimes it's the little things that makes you go "what?".
Execution could have been better on a $20K machine, that's all.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #10461
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I don't really pay much attention to the tach (can't really because the numbers are so small anyway), but I mention the bracket location because it doesn't seem like anyone in design thought this through before they released it.

Sometimes it's the little things that makes you go "what?".
Execution could have been better on a $20K machine, that's all.
I'm with you, and am not happy about it either. I almost didn't get the navigator. I guess the taller you are the worse it is...I can still pretty much tell where the tach is pointing, but it's not ideal.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:08 PM   #10462
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I'm with you, and am not happy about it either. I almost didn't get the navigator. I guess the taller you are the worse it is...I can still pretty much tell where the tach is pointing, but it's not ideal.
6'2" and you are right. Not an elegant solution from BMW
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #10463
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It tells you computer that it is 20 degrees cooler than it really is so that it will give you more fuel and run better. It eliminates the surging and inconsistent idle. Google Boosterplug, they have a website. Over 5000 BMW owners have them...
Oh, that's an interesting way to do it. I thought you would give it less fuel for a lower temp as lean is power. Usually you put more fuel into an engine when it gets hotter to reduce the chance of detonation/pinging by making the mixture wetter and thus less combustible/higher flashpoint.

Not disagreeing with your or challenging how this thing works, just going thru my recollection of other mods I have done to turbo cars. 5000 happy campers can't be wrong.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #10464
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I just installed one and the bike feels a lot stronger, however, it doesn't fix the surging at constant throttle, which I didn't expect that it would since it is only operational when the throttle is moving.
Would you happen to know if the booster plug is a universal unit for all countries irrespective of fuel type/RON rating? In Australia we use unleaded 95 or 98 RON.

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:25 AM   #10465
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I will be taking delivery of my GS in October and I noticed that the GPS mount covers the top portion of the tach. What is up with that oops?

Was this a first year engineer's attempt at design because it isn't working. My dealer says that it can't be rotated and that is the way it is. What?

Has anyone got a workaround on this thing or do I get to wait for round two on the mount R&D?
"BMW engineering" = an oxymoron.

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:00 AM   #10466
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Wow, your dealerships out there aren't on the ball much are they? There are threads left and right full of dealerships not knowing their product...
Thanks for the note on how to make this happen.
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It can be rotated by slightly loosening the two screws on the housing which surrounds the support bar. I had the opposite issue on my 800, the mount had severe erectile dysfunction with the GPS flopping down every time I exceeded 5,000 rpm. Tightened up the two screws and it has maintained its rigidity ever since.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:01 AM   #10467
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"BMW engineering" = an oxymoron.

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This will be my first BMW and I hope this is the only 'feature' I will be scratching my head about.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #10468
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I'm with you, and am not happy about it either. I almost didn't get the navigator. I guess the taller you are the worse it is...I can still pretty much tell where the tach is pointing, but it's not ideal.
Try turning over the bar it may provide an extra 1/4 inch in height or just slot the holes a little.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #10469
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This will be my first BMW and I hope this is the only 'feature' I will be scratching my head about.
I hope you're right.

Enjoy the new ride?

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #10470
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This will be my first BMW and I hope this is the only 'feature' I will be scratching my head about.
I'm 5'9 and it just clears the tachometer in my field of vision... completely understand why anyone taller would find it annoying, the bar really should be a good inch taller...
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