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Old 07-06-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Accelerator module review

I'm not completely out of things to bolt on the GS, but I've always wanted to try one of these things that tell the computer it's colder than it actually is. So I bought one of these Accelerator thingies. Shipped to me from Europe in short order and it took all of 5 minutes to install. So far, so good. Hit the starter and it starts...good...idle seems smoother. Yep...more stable and consistent. Take it for a ride...seems a little peppier and less snatchy. So I've ridden it for 2 full tanks of fuel and there is no doubt that it does what it says on the tin. My MPG has gone up nearly 17% as well.

The exhaust pops a little more than before (Leo Vince slip on), but I actually like that anyway.

I would have never believed it did anything, but it does....I'm very pleased!

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Old 07-07-2011, 06:13 AM   #2
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My experience "07 model"....less fuel mileage....other than that no change. So,I sold it.
Owners with '09 and newer models and many from Europe claim improvement in acceleration and MPG's... so go figure. Go ahead a try it.
To each his own.....works for some and doesn't work for others.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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Wink It's good for me

I have an '05 & I'm now using about 1/2 a gear higher. It's less snappy at low throttle settings & rolls on great.

Economy is about the same for normal cruising use & higher for tight & twisty.


Overall I'm very pleased with it
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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For my 2000 R1150GS I noticed a slight improvement in low speed throttle response, which makes the bike nicer to ride.

The fuel consumption increased, although I didn't change my riding style.

I can go about 260km per tank.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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Another bonus I noticed this weekend on a long-ish ride. The 4200 RPM buzz is all but gone. The engine is noticeably smoother throughout.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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higher gear

I noticed that I ride in a taller gear I.E..... 4th insted of 3rd at lower rpms & better throttle response
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:25 PM   #7
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How is this different than the Booster Plug other than it looks like its not sold here?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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No difference! I believe they both do the same thing
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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No difference! I believe they both do the same thing

Not according to Jens (BoosterPlug developer). There's a long BP thread somewhere and the differences are discussed.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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I have the power freak and i am very happy with it, they claim it alters the mapping as well, i can't verify that. I know i noticed the difference at first now i'm used to it. There are extensive threads on all of these type of devices. I have no plans to remove mine. Richard
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
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Can't speak for the AM, but the Booster Plug converted my '01 1150GS from a surging monster into a very much more rideable machine. Yes fuel economy suffered some but that is WELL worth it for me.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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I have mine installed since 6 month, in my opinion, the difference is noticeable, the acceleration are sharper and the engine rev more smoothly.
On the other hand, fuel consumption, is rising up, I would say 10% up.
1 month ago I removed it, just to see if could feel the difference, variation was obvious, I putted it again immediately.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #13
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Fuel Mileage

17 percent MPG improvement...sounds like fuzzy math to me, just saying.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #14
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Love my Booster plug

I have a 02 1150 GS and Booster plug gave it some new life and smoothed out the low end surge some but not all of it. But when you crank on the throttle its got some juice now. MPG's are down maybe a little bit, but I ride like a stole it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #15
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17 percent MPG improvement...sounds like fuzzy math to me, just saying.
No worries...I did a 5 hour trip today with the GS averaging 75 MPH. I usually get low 40s (42 or so)...today I got 49.8 MPG. Ambient temps were mid 90s with 68 degree dew point. That's a big increase.
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