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BoosterPlug on a R1200GS
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:50:04 am »
We installed an AM7 on Gary's new 2008 BMW R1200GS yesterday. A biker for 40 years, he owns a Harley Fat Bob, and recently bought this GS with 73000 odd kms on to play and tour with. He wanted a bit more oomph and complained about unstable idling. Installation was a 15 min affair. OK, 45 minutes if you count in all the bike related banter before and aft☺

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"Ok,

Im suitable impressed, 3rd gear over 4000 rpm pop the throttle and the front wheel comes up. She’s a lot smoother through the gears, no more pinging or popping on the exhaust. 80Km , open throttle and she takes off in top gear. Cruise is now 120/4000 rpm before was about 4300 rpm…..money well spent. Thanks.."
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 11:25:15 am »
I am sorely tempted. Have been for a while. But. Does the cpu not just start factoring in the module as it learns?
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 01:17:38 pm »
There has been suggestions, but no. I had one on for 1 1/2 years, got used to it but immediately felt something was wrong when I took it off. I think you get used to the extra power and then forget that it is there. Fortunately I had my "old" bike back after refitting.
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 01:26:11 pm »
Hi, I have a 2009 Adventure and this looks good. Where could I get the price from?
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 01:48:52 pm »
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 02:41:28 pm »
Hi, I have a 2009 Adventure and this looks good. Where could I get the price from?
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 03:56:54 pm »
Please send me a price too...  >:D
 

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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 04:28:22 pm »
And can I get a price with some meaty discount  ;)
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2015, 04:41:10 pm »
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2015, 04:51:15 pm »
"Cruise is now 120/4000 rpm before was about 4300 rpm….."


Please do explain this bit. 

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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2015, 04:55:41 pm »
"Cruise is now 120/4000 rpm before was about 4300 rpm….."


Please do explain this bit. 

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Wil ek ook graag weet, jy verneuk mos die ECU nie die gear ratio nie.
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2015, 05:17:45 pm »
"Cruise is now 120/4000 rpm before was about 4300 rpm….."


Please do explain this bit. 

:D

Wil ek ook graag weet, jy verneuk mos die ECU nie die gear ratio nie.

Ja nee, kyk. As iemand dit glo het vir jou 'n groot plat berg te koop hier in die Kaap.  ;D
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2015, 05:22:06 pm »
"Cruise is now 120/4000 rpm before was about 4300 rpm….."


Please do explain this bit. 

:D

Wil ek ook graag weet, jy verneuk mos die ECU nie die gear ratio nie.

Ja nee, kyk. As iemand dit glo het vir jou 'n groot plat berg te koop hier in die Kaap.  ;D

More power to overcome the drag?  I want to believe...
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2015, 05:33:42 pm »
Even with more power at a certain revs the wheel will still turn at the exact same speed in the same gear...
 

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2015, 08:15:19 pm »
Even with more power at a certain revs the wheel will still turn at the exact same speed in the same gear...

I can't argue the logic.  I spend a fair amount of time in 5th, especially in the wind.  More power would see me in 6th, no?
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Re: Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2015, 08:45:08 pm »
True, but the revs at a certain speed will never change unless you change ratios... But in anyways even with the revs the same as standard, more power can always put a smile on your face! :)
 

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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2015, 10:47:31 am »
The module only works while you are accelerating,it settles down while running at a constant speed so you will not gain any top speed,just that you get to your cruising speed quicker..The reason for this is while accelerating the ECU goes into a open loop mode ie taking a reading mainly from the air intake temprature probe.
 

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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2015, 11:03:23 am »
I got one with my scoot, 1200gsa, sadly I don't know how to fit it
 

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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2015, 08:37:27 am »
Hi Knucklehead. Fitment is easy - a 15 min affair. I will send you the installation instructions. but in essence you have to remove the LHS tank cover, disconnect the IAT (temperature sensor embedded into the side of the airbox) plug and fit the AM in line. Route the copper plug down the side of the frame (not the exhaust side) and cable tie it to the frame. Reassemble, go for a test ride☺
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Re: Accelerator Module on a R1200GS
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2015, 09:48:45 am »
I had the AM on my previous bike.  09 R1200GS.  The master of my universe did not have it on her bike.  09 R1200GS.  I wanted to test of the improvements I was feeling wasn't my imagination, so on pone trip, I let us switch bikes as she wanted to feel how the bike handles with handle bar raisers.  She rode for about 20km on my GS.  As soon as we stopped her first words were: "Your bike is smoother and more powerful than mine".  That sold it for me.  My 09 GS (and hers after I cam clean) ran with AM's up to them being traded in on LC's.  107 000km and 108 000km respectively.

In fact, the 2 AM's should be in the garage somewhere ....


Cruise is now 120/4000 rpm before was about 4300 rpm…..money well spent. Thanks.."


Impossible.
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