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Old 09-09-2011, 05:37 PM   #196
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #197
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Hey Grok, just a bit of feed back on the harmoniser, my S10 with the Motorworks carbon muffler, Arrow catless header pipes and the K&N filter fitted was hunting at idle so I made up a "T" piece for the left hand throttle body, connected the right hand throttle body, followed the instructions and fired up the bike, waited for normal operating temp and balanced the bodies, no more hunting, sweeeeeet. Took the unit up to Wasp's place and harmonised his S10 that was doing the same and sorted that out as well.

Great product, easy to use and well made, great work.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:45 PM   #198
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Nobody mentioned this prior to my using the Harmonizer, but my suggestion is get yourself a pair of THIN 10mm wrenches before beginning the adjustment, will make your life a lot easier...
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:54 PM   #199
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Hey Grok, just a bit of feed back on the harmoniser, my S10 with the Motorworks carbon muffler, Arrow catless header pipes and the K&N filter fitted was hunting at idle so I made up a "T" piece for the left hand throttle body, connected the right hand throttle body, followed the instructions and fired up the bike, waited for normal operating temp and balanced the bodies, no more hunting, sweeeeeet. Took the unit up to Wasp's place and harmonised his S10 that was doing the same and sorted that out as well.

Great product, easy to use and well made, great work.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:55 PM   #200
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Nobody mentioned this prior to my using the Harmonizer, but my suggestion is get yourself a pair of THIN 10mm wrenches before beginning the adjustment, will make your life a lot easier...
Good suggestion for the BMW 1200's !
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #201
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Used mine on my R1100RT this weekend. Very ez to use, worked great. bete.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:19 AM   #202
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Owning a Guzzi and a airhead, I feel the multi tool would be very handy.

Count me in as well.
Mine arrived yesterday to a small island on where I live. In the middle of the Great Southern Ocean.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #203
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Mine arrived yesterday to a small island on where I live. In the middle of the Great Southern Ocean.

You are currently the one and only Harmonizer owner in Tasmania.
A place I would like to visit someday!
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #204
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Tasmania is one best kept secret places for motorcycles. A quick couple questions about the function of Harmonizer. I connected the Harmonizer to my Guzzi using the clear plastic stints inserted into the vacuum port. Is this a good enough seal or should I be looking some thing with a better seal?

Using the balance mode. At idle the bar is the middle and smiley face appears. upon opening the throttle, the gauge moves fully to the left. Would the Harmonizer be indircating that the left carb is opening first and need to slacken the throttle cable or is Harmonizer showing some thing else?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #205
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Tasmania is one best kept secret places for motorcycles. A quick couple questions about the function of Harmonizer. I connected the Harmonizer to my Guzzi using the clear plastic stints inserted into the vacuum port. Is this a good enough seal or should I be looking some thing with a better seal?

If there is ANY leak where the 2 hoses connect to the vacuum port then any and all readings are suspect. Make sure those 2 connections are tight and can't leak.

Using the balance mode. At idle the bar is the middle and smiley face appears. upon opening the throttle, the gauge moves fully to the left. Would the Harmonizer be indircating that the left carb is opening first and need to slacken the throttle cable or is Harmonizer showing some thing else?
If the indication still moves hard left after making sure the connections are not a source of leaks THEN make adjustments.

And yes if the left cylinder is connected to the left port and it shows a greater vacuum when opening the throttle then that cylinder is opening 1st.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:50 PM   #206
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Tasmania is one best kept secret places for motorcycles. A quick couple questions about the function of Harmonizer. I connected the Harmonizer to my Guzzi using the clear plastic stints inserted into the vacuum port. Is this a good enough seal or should I be looking some thing with a better seal?

Using the balance mode. At idle the bar is the middle and smiley face appears. upon opening the throttle, the gauge moves fully to the left. Would the Harmonizer be indircating that the left carb is opening first and need to slacken the throttle cable or is Harmonizer showing some thing else?
If I'm understanding you correctly, you removed the last 4 inches of hose and inserted the teflon tube into the vacuum port?
You should have left the hose intact and simply plugged the rubber hose-end onto the vacuum port.

The "clear plastic stints" are restrictors that prevent overpressure conditions that can be caused by backfire or motors with excessively large vacuum orifices. I've started shipping units with these restrictors. I'll put up some photos ASAP.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #207
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After reading all about this Harmonizer here and on the ST forum I had to get it. I stopped into my local dealer coz I have a slight stumble off the line and they wanted to do a TBS. I asked how much They said $200, I said for get it I just buy the tool and do it my self.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #208
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If I'm understanding you correctly, you removed the last 4 inches of hose and inserted the teflon tube into the vacuum port?
You should have left the hose intact and simply plugged the rubber hose-end onto the vacuum port.

The "clear plastic stints" are restrictors that prevent overpressure conditions that can be caused by backfire or motors with excessively large vacuum orifices. I've started shipping units with these restrictors. I'll put up some photos ASAP.
Yes, That is what I did. I understand not to do that.

On the R100Rs, I can slip the hose over the exposed ports. On the Guzzi, you remove 5mm allen key bolts. There is not port sticking out.

Looks like I need to make something like a short tube with 5mm thread to screw into the carb and slip the rubber tubing over tube.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #209
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Yes, That is what I did. I understand not to do that.

On the R100Rs, I can slip the hose over the exposed ports. On the Guzzi, you remove 5mm allen key bolts. There is not port sticking out.

Looks like I need to make something like a short tube with 5mm thread to screw into the carb and slip the rubber tubing over tube.
5mm adapters are commercially available.
I don't know about sources in Tasmania, but you can google 5mm carb adapter.



here's a link to Motionpro's offering:

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0218
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #210
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After reading all about this Harmonizer here and on the ST forum I had to get it. I stopped into my local dealer coz I have a slight stumble off the line and they wanted to do a TBS. I asked how much They said $200, I said for get it I just buy the tool and do it my self.
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