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Hey, all you good people,

Has anyone installed a Booster plug to their 2011 onward R12?

Even better, did you photograph the installation procedure??

Did it help the low rev snatch so common in Fuel injected bikes?

I'm in Two minds whether to get one, and ease of installation may swing the deal.:)
 

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BoosterPlug BMW R1200R

The BoosterPlug is accepted worldwide, as a brilliant and affordable way to transform your BMW from ”OK” to ”Absolutely Marvelous”.

No need to spend a small fortune on complicated multi adjustable electronic devices + endless Dyno hours, to make your bike run as it should have from the factory.

The BoosterPlug is installed in less than 10 minutes. It plugs directly into your bikes wire harness using original connectors – no cutting or splicing.

A true Plug and Play solution that will make your bike so much better:


- Improved and softer throttle response.
- Harder acceleration.
- No more low speed surging.
- Stronger and more reliable Idle.
- Reduced Puffing in your aftermarket exhaust.
 

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So....basically you're running the bike on a richer fuel mixture...which does what to the mpg and pollution stuff?
 

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Thanks Ghostcloak, This is helpful.

Perhaps i shouldn't say it, but i'm not too concerned about the pollution aspect of this.

When you look at the crap being pushed into the atmosphere by certain 'developing countries', and some developed ones. Our little R12's aint gonna make a scratch in the figures compared to the emmisions these countries are pumping out. :eek:
 

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Looks nice,
And it seems that the average MPG get better with the plug.

Check this really well made review by WBW Booster Plug - webBikeWorld

After reading all of it, I think this is a pretty important if not the most important part.

"So Does It Work?
Having lived with lean-burn engines for years, a level of tolerance is the norm and like most other riders, the mind, body and right wrist adjust to the quirks so typical of some fuel injected engines.

Besides, living with lean-burn issues is far less painful when the ride is the multi-faceted F800GS -- my favourite motorcycle.

So, does it work? Definitely. Life aboard the 800 is much better with the Booster Plug. The first block ridden with it installed revealed positive changes; throttle action is now smoother, bumpy transitions are pretty much gone and the machine still creeps off at idle when the clutch is let out.

Throttle response, i.e., performance -- at least by the seat of my pants -- is improved and the unwanted back firing and pressure pulses, while not totally eliminated, are pretty much gone at any RPM or temperature.

The Booster Plug was installed two months ago and since then I have accumulated over 2000 kilometres or 1242 miles without any adverse effects.

Since being put on the road the fall of 2008, my F800GS has averaged 53.44 miles per Imperial gallon (5.28 litres/100 km), which converts to 44.49 miles per US gallon.

With the Booster Plug the average has increased slightly to 57.10 miles per Imperial gallon (4.95 litres/100 km), which converts to 47.54 miles per US gallon), all on my usual 93 or 94 octane gasoline and some 91 octane fill-ups..

This slight change could be attributed to many things, but I am confident that the Booster Plug is working well with the engine, including the closed loop fuel injection system used on the Beemer."
 

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I will wait until someone else gets one and puts it on a '12 R1200r. I haven't noticed any lag, etc. on my stock Classic, and with my Zteknik (sp?) windshield, I routinely get mid-high 50's gas mileage at highway speeds. I also have to ask: if it's just a matter of inserting a resistor load into the circuit, why doesn't BMW simply do this? What's the invisible trade off here or why can't BMW just build this tweak into their bikes?
 
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Looks nice,
And it seems that the average MPG get better with the plug.

Check this really well made review by WBW Booster Plug - webBikeWorld

After reading all of it, I think this is a pretty important if not the most important part.

"So Does It Work?
Having lived with lean-burn engines for years, a level of tolerance is the norm and like most other riders, the mind, body and right wrist adjust to the quirks so typical of some fuel injected engines.

Besides, living with lean-burn issues is far less painful when the ride is the multi-faceted F800GS -- my favourite motorcycle.

So, does it work? Definitely. Life aboard the 800 is much better with the Booster Plug. The first block ridden with it installed revealed positive changes; throttle action is now smoother, bumpy transitions are pretty much gone and the machine still creeps off at idle when the clutch is let out.

Throttle response, i.e., performance -- at least by the seat of my pants -- is improved and the unwanted back firing and pressure pulses, while not totally eliminated, are pretty much gone at any RPM or temperature.

The Booster Plug was installed two months ago and since then I have accumulated over 2000 kilometres or 1242 miles without any adverse effects.

Since being put on the road the fall of 2008, my F800GS has averaged 53.44 miles per Imperial gallon (5.28 litres/100 km), which converts to 44.49 miles per US gallon.

With the Booster Plug the average has increased slightly to 57.10 miles per Imperial gallon (4.95 litres/100 km), which converts to 47.54 miles per US gallon), all on my usual 93 or 94 octane gasoline and some 91 octane fill-ups..

This slight change could be attributed to many things, but I am confident that the Booster Plug is working well with the engine, including the closed loop fuel injection system used on the Beemer."

It states clearly on the graph they provide the unit will add 6% more fuel across the rpm range and up to 8% near full throttle. How in any circumstance can you add more fuel and get better fuel mileage? My truck says I'm getting 27mpg with my box turned up but if you do the math and check it, more like 21 mpg. You can't go by what the ecu says, especially after modifying it's inputs/outputs. :D

Not to say it doesn't work, I'm sure that it does!! Just be realistic about the claims.
 

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I will wait until someone else gets one and puts it on a '12 R1200r. I haven't noticed any lag, etc. on my stock Classic, and with my Zteknik (sp?) windshield, I routinely get mid-high 50's gas mileage at highway speeds. I also have to ask: if it's just a matter of inserting a resistor load into the circuit, why doesn't BMW simply do this? What's the invisible trade off here or why can't BMW just build this tweak into their bikes?
I think that this 'mod' wouldn't be installed at the factory as it would ruin the emissions output levels that these bikes have to adhere to drDave.

I think that the bikes have to be set up with a lean fuel mixture to meet the emmissions targets set for them. The downside is the snatchy/jerky feel of engine at low revs. Fitting the Booster plug would mean the bike would fail the emmissions target right off the bat. . . i think. . .

I agree with Classic11 too; simply running the bike with a richer fuel mixture may indeed cure the snatchy behaviour of the bike, but certainly wouldn't give extra MPG?

As Mr. Scott of the enterprise said;
'You cannot beat the laws of Physics' (I'm sure he's right on this one;))
 

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I think that this 'mod' wouldn't be installed at the factory as it would ruin the emissions output levels that these bikes have to adhere to drDave.

I think that the bikes have to be set up with a lean fuel mixture to meet the emmissions targets set for them. The downside is the snatchy/jerky feel of engine at low revs. Fitting the Booster plug would mean the bike would fail the emmissions target right off the bat. . . i think. . .

I agree with Classic11 too; simply running the bike with a richer fuel mixture may indeed cure the snatchy behaviour of the bike, but certainly wouldn't give extra MPG?

As Mr. Scott of the enterprise said;
'You cannot beat the laws of Physics' (I'm sure he's right on this one;))

Sorry the difference from 6-8% is based off ambient temperature. There is a 'full version' on the boosterplug site that explains it very well. Actually a go to resource for tuning anything (If you are into that sort of thing)

'On Open Loop bikes you will add 6% of fuel to the entire fuel map (6% is just the example from above - it can be something else with another resistor). This means that if your current fuel consumption is 5.0 liters per 100 km, it will be raised to 5.3 liters. A small fee to pay for an improvement you will enjoy every minute on your ride.

If your bike is Closed Loop, the resistor tuning idea is even smarter. The lambda sensor will try to adjust the mixture back to the preprogrammed level, but the time delay mentioned earlier will work to our advantage.

In conditions where you maintain constant RPM and throttle opening, the feedback from the lambda sensor will adjust the mixture back to original level, and our small tuning device will sit idle and wait for something to happen. This is fine – you don't need the richer mixture at level speed.

As soon as RPM or throttle opening moves, the fuel map will shift horizontally or vertically on the 15 x 15 grid, and the lambda sensor feedback will be temporary disabled. This means that the ECU runs open loop for a short period every time we change RPM or throttle, and the enrichment from the AIT sensor modification kicks in exactly at this point.'

From the 'full version' BoosterPlug

The fuel difference may not show much if you do a lot of highway. Stop and go, be ready to accept a slightly lower mileage count. I just can't stand when companies or people get the idea this magic box will add 50 hp and 3 mpg. It's bull! You can't have both unless it's something you can switch on the fly depending on the situation. Which the power commander is capable of.
 

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It did't make sense to me, thanks for clarifying that Classic11.
Although the bike feels "weird" at low low speeds, I think I'm fine with what I have, there are so many things I want to buy that this plug will have to wait.
 

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It did't make sense to me, thanks for clarifying that Classic11.
Although the bike feels "weird" at low low speeds, I think I'm fine with what I have, there are so many things I want to buy that this plug will have to wait.

For the money I'd save more and get the power commander or whatever other fuel management. That's $150 for a fancy resistor and some plugs. I wasted $300 on my TS box for my truck and its the same one dimensional junk. :mad:


sorry sore subject :D
 

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For the money I'd save more and get the power commander or whatever other fuel management. That's $150 for a fancy resistor and some plugs. I wasted $300 on my TS box for my truck and its the same one dimensional junk. :mad:


sorry sore subject :D
Not to say that a fuel management is not good, I just thing I don't need it.

This is what I'm thinking on getting, top of my list.
 

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What is that?New weed eater?:rolleyes:Great!No more green monofilament line.:p
1 Track day,& U want $1100$ ceramic slipper clutch?:eek:Woah, horse!!!:confused:
Bitten by the race bug.:DI'm lovin' it.:)
 

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I've only had one bike with a slipper clutch, it was nice to not worry about the back end kicking out on downshifts. The next 3 bikes have been sans slipper and have to say I feel like not having it made me a better rider. I rarely use my brakes unless it's an emergency stop, even then I'm still banging through the gears (skipping one if needed) downshifting. I only add this in case you've never had one with a slipper. That one piece is a quarter of the cost of an 05-06 zx6r 636 that comes with the right ergos to go fast, slipper, MORE power, and less weight. Let's face it they look like sex on wheels also. You can find 'track' bikes for even less. I'm just throwing another option at you than dismantling your bike to make it something it's not. I guess I should mention this is my ultimate goal once I get the r12r paid and the death of my turbo project. Why pay as much as another bike to change your bike when you can buy one that a whole gaggle of engineers worked on for a couple years.

 

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I've only had one bike with a slipper clutch, it was nice to not worry about the back end kicking out on downshifts. The next 3 bikes have been sans slipper and have to say I feel like not having it made me a better rider. I rarely use my brakes unless it's an emergency stop, even then I'm still banging through the gears (skipping one if needed) downshifting. I only add this in case you've never had one with a slipper. That one piece is a quarter of the cost of an 05-06 zx6r 636 that comes with the right ergos to go fast, slipper, MORE power, and less weight. Let's face it they look like sex on wheels also. You can find 'track' bikes for even less. I'm just throwing another option at you than dismantling your bike to make it something it's not. I guess I should mention this is my ultimate goal once I get the r12r paid and the death of my turbo project. Why pay as much as another bike to change your bike when you can buy one that a whole gaggle of engineers worked on for a couple years.

That's a nice bike,
And I get your point but, I'm not adding it only for the track, just as you, I love to downshift hard, and once in a while the back of the bike jumps a little to much. I can definetely use that slipper clutch on every day.

I also will love to have not only another bike for track, but also a scooter, and may be a cafe racer, and some Japanese 70's too.

If I only had a garage of my own. :(
 

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For the money I'd save more and get the power commander or whatever other fuel management. That's $150 for a fancy resistor and some plugs. I wasted $300 on my TS box for my truck and its the same one dimensional junk. :mad:


sorry sore subject :D
I fitted a power commander Mk V to my 2009Triumph Bonneville; along with louder cans, a bell mouth air filter inlet and K&N Air filter.
Then I removed the AI System to cure the blue exhaust headers.
The Power commander did the trick. No more snatchy throttle response at low revs, and a noticable power increase in conjunction with the other mods. It transformed the performance of that bike.
Problem was. . . . . it still wasn't an R12R!!
 

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I fitted a power commander Mk V to my 2009Triumph Bonneville; along with louder cans, a bell mouth air filter inlet and K&N Air filter.
Then I removed the AI System to cure the blue exhaust headers.
The Power commander did the trick. No more snatchy throttle response at low revs, and a noticable power increase in conjunction with the other mods. It transformed the performance of that bike.
Problem was. . . . . it still wasn't an R12R!!

Bonnies are a sweet ride. One of the many I wish I had in my garage! :1eye:
 
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