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Old 08-18-2011, 07:31 AM   #136
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I have a 2009 R1200GSA, to do a sync is this correct?

Warm engine.
Connect sync device.
Remove the plugs for the steppers motors.
Start engine.
Sync engine at speed above idle, 2000 rpm, 2500 rpm, etc. with the cable on the right throttle body.
Shutdown engine, remove sync device, connect stepper plugs.

The steppers set idle speed and idle sync.

Is this procedure correct?
Pretty much. Here is the process: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/R1200_TB_Sync.html

Use the Harmonizer instead of the Twinmax.

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Old 08-18-2011, 07:54 PM   #137
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Mine has been ordered..........thank you! This will be the first time in 37 years of owning BMW's that I will try something other than mercury gauges.

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #138
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Hi Bill,
They are made in California.
The parts and components are not 100% of North American origin, but I did the best I could.
The Customs form attached to the box will say US made.

P.S. I'm currently using Duracell Professional batteries, made by a division of a Canadian company in Toronto.


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Grok:

I'm considering buying one of your "Harmonizers". What kind of batteries does the unit use? Are they rechargeables or replaceables? If the former what method, if any, is included for recharging?

With appreciation,

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:39 PM   #139
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Grok:

I'm considering buying one of your "Harmonizers". What kind of batteries does the unit use? Are they rechargeables or replaceables? If the former what method, if any, is included for recharging?

With appreciation,

Troy
It's a 9V alkaline battery. Non-rechargeable primary battery.



Anticipated battery life is as follows (cut from specifications in first post page 1)

Typical current consumption and battery life (based on fresh Alkaline battery 500mA/hr 23C)

basic functions backlight off 11mA 45hrs
basic functions backlight on 16mA 31hrs
beacon mode (backlight on) 25mA 20hrs
LED on (backlight on) 34mA 15 hrs

for most people the battery life is essentially the shelf life, at 4-5 years.

If you use the unit professionally, or if you use the LED functions extensively, you may need to replace the battery more often.

9V Lithium batteries can be used and will yield 2-3 times the battery life, but are expensive.
Standard 9V "Heavy Duty" carbon zinc batteries may also be used, but the battery life will be shorter.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:42 PM   #140
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[QUOTE=Grok;16668128]It's a 9V alkaline battery. Non-rechargeable primary battery.

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Grok,

Thanks for the prompt and informative reply. Were it necessary to replace the battery, is such a replacement easily accomplished?

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #141
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Grok,

Thanks for the prompt and informative reply. Were it necessary to replace the battery, is such a replacement easily accomplished?

Thanks,

Troy
It has a battery door on the rear of the enclosure similar to what you see on TV remotes, etc.. . It has a standard 9V battery pigtail that snaps onto the battery.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #142
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It has a battery door on the rear of the enclosure similar to what you see on TV remotes, etc.. . It has a standard 9V battery pigtail that snaps onto the battery.
And with that ... I'm sold. Order out within the hour. Thank you and continued success.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:02 PM   #143
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And with that ... I'm sold. Order out within the hour. Thank you and continued success.

Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #144
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I've decided to buy the 2 cylinder one now, and see how it holds up in a shop environment.
If it's good, I'll buy the 4 cylinder one when it's available.
Paypal sent!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #145
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Australia Order

Another just ordered from Australia

Just in time after my clutch strip down, shes seems to be running a little rough!

Best thing about doing your own gearbox seal and clutch.. SAVING all that money to buy new tools
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #146
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w00t!

This thing is the shiznit. Got mine yesterday and re-balanced my oilhead when I got home just for the hell of it since the ports are easy to get at. I'd gotten pretty close with the Twinmax but it was way easier with the Harmonizer, especially doing the 3krpm throttle cable balance, which was a pain with the Twinmax thanks to the bouncy needle but was a piece of cake with the Harmonizer.

Today I used it to balance the throttle bodies on my '04 Wee. I dunno what had been done before (I've owned it for 5 weeks) but they were 50mbar off. Turn screw to find zero..... EPIC WIN. These bikes are smooth to begin with, but now if I were deaf I'd have to look at the tach to know if it was actually running below about 5krpm.

This device is awesome. Buy one now while you can still get something for your Twinmax second hand

(and no, I have nothing to do with the manufacturer/seller besides living in the same county and having bought one from him)
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #147
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This thing is the shiznit. Got mine yesterday and re-balanced my oilhead when I got home just for the hell of it since the ports are easy to get at. I'd gotten pretty close with the Twinmax but it was way easier with the Harmonizer, especially doing the 3krpm throttle cable balance, which was a pain with the Twinmax thanks to the bouncy needle but was a piece of cake with the Harmonizer.

Today I used it to balance the throttle bodies on my '04 Wee. I dunno what had been done before (I've owned it for 5 weeks) but they were 50mbar off. Turn screw to find zero..... EPIC WIN. These bikes are smooth to begin with, but now if I were deaf I'd have to look at the tach to know if it was actually running below about 5krpm.

This device is awesome. Buy one now while you can still get something for your Twinmax second hand

(and no, I have nothing to do with the manufacturer/seller besides living in the same county and having bought one from him)
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Glad you like it and it was nice talking with you!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:46 PM   #148
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Ordered one today. Looking forward to trying it out on my '91 GS and '93 RT.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #149
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I ordered one yesterday and to save time and customs hassles I had it shipped to Pt Roberts where I go pick up my own US goods. I received my PayPal confirmation right away.
For everyone's edification:
- Do you then provide any notice that the unit has shipped?
- Tracking number so I know when to expect it?

This info is very useful to us cross border shoppers.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #150
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I ordered one yesterday and to save time and customs hassles I had it shipped to Pt Roberts where I go pick up my own US goods. I received my PayPal confirmation right away.
For everyone's edification:
- Do you then provide any notice that the unit has shipped?
- Tracking number so I know when to expect it?

This info is very useful to us cross border shoppers.
As explained on the order page - all orders are shipped the same day or the day following receipt of order (Sundays excluded). If there is an exception to this the buyer will be notified.

US domestic orders are shipped Priority Mail, with a typical delivery time of 1-3 days. I don't do tracking or delivery confirmation on these orders. They are fast and have proven reliable.

International orders are shipped US Postal Service First Class International. Delivery is typically 7-10 days, but has been as long as 3 weeks depending on the country and whether the package is selected for customs inspections.
No tracking or delivery confirmation is available, except for customs declaration numbers. This is to save shipping costs.
Tracking and/or delivery confirmation for international orders would be an additional $15-$20. I am currently not offering that option.

P.S. Your order shipped today!
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