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Old 09-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #211
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The joy of living on a small island. With no Guzzi or BM dealer here. You have to think outside the square in problem solving. A MTB brake cable adjuster has a 5mm thread with a hole in the middle. Makes a carb adapter until some real ones arrive.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #212
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The joy of living on a small island. With no Guzzi or BM dealer here. You have to think outside the square in problem solving. A MTB brake cable adjuster has a 5mm thread with a hole in the middle. Makes a carb adapter until some real ones arrive.
Sounds good. Keep the restrictors in place though
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:33 AM   #213
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Shipped on Aug 31st. You were my first customer in Nova Scotia, so I don't have a good feel for delivery.
But I think you should expect it in the next few days.
Thanks for the order!
Made it to Nova Scotia on the 12th! Thnaks.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:38 AM   #214
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If the indication still moves hard left after making sure the connections are not a source of leaks THEN make adjustments.

And yes if the left cylinder is connected to the left port and it shows a greater vacuum when opening the throttle then that cylinder is opening 1st.

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Sorry JJ but I think you have this reversed.
The Harmonizer indicator will deflect toward the side with the stronger vacuum, that is true.
But opening the throttle will actually decrease the vacuum in the manifold, so the side opposite the direction of deflection is opening first.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #215
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Sorry JJ but I think you have this reversed.
The Harmonizer indicator will deflect toward the side with the stronger vacuum, that is true.
But opening the throttle will actually decrease the vacuum in the manifold, so the side opposite the direction of deflection is opening first.
Yeah I seem to do that with these things, getting the indication with the side that pulls first, reversed. I usually just fuss with one side and after making an adjustment if the 'needle' moves in the wrong direction I just fuss the other way.

And from the sound of our resident Tasmanian he'd get this figured out in short order.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #216
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Well my Twin Max has stopped working, and I read here that there isn't a market for second hand non working Twin Max's (it must be true then!), sooo I am also expecting a delivery to sunny Melbourne in Oz.




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Old 09-16-2011, 04:08 PM   #217
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My Harmonizer arrived today and now I got to figure it out. I need to go out and get some vacuum hose and do a TBS .
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:03 PM   #218
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Just ordered mine today. Can't wait to try it on my R1100S
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:20 AM   #219
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I ordered one a couple of days ago, but it needs to make the long journey to the Frozen North, so I'm not expecting to see it for a couple of weeks yet. I'll be using it to prep my 2010 Ural for a trip to South America after Christmas.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #220
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I ordered one a couple of days ago, but it needs to make the long journey to the Frozen North, so I'm not expecting to see it for a couple of weeks yet. I'll be using it to prep my 2010 Ural for a trip to South America after Christmas.
Your unit shipped yesterday to Toronto.
I wish there was a faster shipping method to Canada that was affordable.
You might consider taking it on your trip if you have room for it. It is a very handy tool for making quick carb adjustments to compensate for altitude, etc., The LED functions might prove handy as well.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #221
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Question Help - need some "Harmonizer" assistance!

I received my Harmonizer a couple of weeks ago and just now got the time to work with it. I attempted to use it on my 1993 BMW R100RT with Bing CV carburators.

I could not get it to balance the system as well as my "Carb Mate". My "Harmonizer" did not come with any instructions and apparently I'm not knowledgeable enough to use it properly.

Can someone with more experience than me, please author a set of instructions on how to use it to synchronize Bing CV carburators? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only rider who will not be able to properly use this unit without some detailed instructions.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:57 PM   #222
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I received my Harmonizer a couple of weeks ago and just now got the time to work with it. I attempted to use it on my 1993 BMW R100RT with Bing CV carburators.

I could not get it to balance the system as well as my "Carb Mate". My "Harmonizer" did not come with any instructions and apparently I'm not knowledgeable enough to use it properly.

Can someone with more experience than me, please author a set of instructions on how to use it to synchronize Bing CV carburators? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only rider who will not be able to properly use this unit without some detailed instructions.
The Harmonizer is at least 6 or 7 times more sensitive than the Carbmate, so there should be no reason for you to achieve worse results with it. My airhead experience is quite limited, so I would not be a good candidate to write detailed tuning instructions for an R100. But I will contact you via PM to make sure the problem isn't something simple that was overlooked.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:29 PM   #223
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Your unit shipped yesterday to Toronto.
I wish there was a faster shipping method to Canada that was affordable.
You might consider taking it on your trip if you have room for it. It is a very handy tool for making quick carb adjustments to compensate for altitude, etc., The LED functions might prove handy as well.

-Mark

Thanks Mark,

I agree - the North American Free Trade Agreement is an absolute joke. Europe hasn't figured it out completely, but the Schengen Agreement has certainly make trade flow freely across mainland Europe (excluding the UK of course).

I'm seriously considering taking the Harmonizer along for my trip, as Urals tend to need a little more tender care and attention than Japanese or German bikes - I'll see how things go with the (Hack Monkey's) packing ;-)

If I take it along, I'll let you know how it handles the trip.

Cheers,

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:54 AM   #224
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anyone try this on a ural yet? getting ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #225
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anyone try this on a ural yet? getting ready to pull the trigger.
I was one of the first to use one on a Ural. There were some problems but Grok worked very hard and THEY NOW WORK FINE on the Urals. The tach feature alone makes it much better than anything else since Urals don't have such newfangled stuff, unless you added one.

A happy Harmonizer!

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