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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #31
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huh?? 5.2 liters / km would be impressive for an M1A1 Abrams tank.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:20 PM   #32
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Funny :)

It's 5.2liters/100kms

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #33
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Dan,

What was fuel consumption for that sort of riding two up in hte past?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #34
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I remember it was ~ 6 liters/100kms...

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #35
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Dan,

So how much per litre for petrol there?

Trying to work out how many lkms you need to ride for the sprockets to pay for themselvs.

On a percentage basis that is about a 11.5% savings.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:29 AM   #36
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Dan,

sounds good.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:03 AM   #37
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I installed them last weekend in an R1100S, bike has great mid range and throttle response. I will say that before tightening the nut, double check that the pin lines up with the slot on the cam. I bumped the valves with my knee and the cam moved. It doesn't take much. I would also suggest turning the motor over by hand after install as the valves are interference fit.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:41 AM   #38
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So I have installed mine, and now a couple of friends need them too

Right now I am installing them on a 1200GSA 12007. Already did the R/H side, but I am having some trouble with the L/H side. The problem is that I don't know how to remove the throttle body from the airbox. I already removed the 3 screws from the engine but need to get the TB out of range, in order to get to the cam chain tensioner... What I really need to know is how to remove the clamp that holds the plastic tube to the airbox, and then re-use it again.

Any advice is welcome.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:53 AM   #39
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What I really need to know is how to remove the clamp that holds the plastic tube to the airbox, and then re-use it again.
Home made Oetiker pliers. I used a grinder and needle files on a $2.50 plier. Alternatively just rip the old one off and replace with new!

You might find it easier removing the Oetiker clamp on the throttle body and remove throttle body from there, that was my preference.


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Old 07-25-2012, 05:03 AM   #40
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Thanks a lot!! This image is very helpful ;)

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #41
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Ok I am going to set new pricing for my sprockets.

$200.00 for the new sprockets including postage.

What do you think?
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #42
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Longivity and Mileage

I have a little over 20,000 miles on the Lennie's sprockets I installed on my 2007 GSA.
My mileage depends on how hard I ride the bike. I average about 42 mpg. I don't go much over the speed limit but I accelerate hard and really love to power thru the corners. If I rode the bike leisurely or on the track most of the time I would probably not notice much difference. That's not how I use the bike. I spend most of my time between 3-6 thousand rpm. That is where the sprockets offer the most benefit. To be honest, its hard to remember how the bike ran 20,000+ miles ago but I posted a report at the time. It got moved to Vendors. I was very impressed then and I still am now. I would not hesitate to do this again. I have no affiliation with Lennie other than as a satisfied customer.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #43
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hook,

You sure are giving the sprockets a long term test. I am glad you are happy with the result and it is intersting your take on what the sprockets do.

Many run one gear higher and ride the torque curve but again, good to see you are happy.

I am at a loss as to why sales are so slow as I thought with all the good write ups and positive feedback that there would be a bigger market for them.

Keep having fun and enjoy the ride.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #44
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My quick feedback for you lennie, I have only had my R1150GSA for a short time and I only just found this thread and just found out about the sprockets (I also went to your website).

Problem 1, Your website is average, not intuitive to navigate and no pictures of the intake mod.
Problem 2, It does not mention sprockets work on my model R1150GS (that I could find easily).
Problem 3, they are quite expensive really, I went to your check out and if they were under $100, I may have bought them on the spot.

Not trying to be negative just give feedback, after paying for a few higher priority items I would consider them.

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #45
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Karl,

Thank you for the feedback and I do not take it as negative but I guess I need to fully explain to all exactly what they are and what they fit.

I can add to my web page and make it more intuitive and show more photos.

I state that the sprockets are available for 'all R259 models' and I also state that I have customers with R1200GS that like the result of the fitment but I will add a list of all the models they fit.

As far as price is concerned, they are CNC machined and heat treated and cost a lot to have manufactured. I have many customers that feel the fuel savings will pay for them over time and the improvement to their bikes as a result of the fitment makes it a worthwhile modification.
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