Harmonizer Vacuum Multi-Tool -- It ain't your Daddy's Twinmax

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Grok, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Owning a Guzzi and a airhead, I feel the multi tool would be very handy.

    Count me in as well.
  2. Bluenose

    Bluenose n00b

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    Placed an order - looking forward to trying it out!
  3. colorider

    colorider Been here awhile

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    Okay - after reading all 11 pages of this thread, I decided to place my order!!! Looks like just the thing for my new SuperT!!!!!

    Thanks!!

    Rod
  4. Grok

    Grok Long timer

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    The Harmonizer should be popular with the Super Tenere crowd. There are reports that they aren't balanced very well from the factory.

    I'm going to get a look at one here (#27 in the US) in the next week or so. I haven't seen one in person yet - looking forward to it!
  5. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Yippee........mine arrived today...........12 days due to Canada Customs/Post. No import taxes/duties, so that was good.

    Looks good........lousy weather here.....so the perfect time to calibrate a couple of bikes.

    Thanks
  6. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    This is very easy to use...........thanks!
  7. Grok

    Grok Long timer

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    Glad it arrived finally ... Canada post not too impressive however :cry
  8. airhead78

    airhead78 Murciano

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    Got my order in. Look forward to it!

    Eduardo.
  9. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Grok, found my Harmonizer when I got home from work tonight (as promised, thank you sir), and immediately went to work on my '06 GSA. balanced the throttle bodies and set my warm idle to exactly 1000 rpm. Fiddled with the Bowden cable, took it for a test ride, and up to 6000 rpm, the max deviation was 20 mbar. That was at slow throttle openings between 1000 and 1600 rpm.

    Close enough for me. :D

    Thanks for the clarification on "gauge mode."

    Thanks again, Grok. Nice bit of kit.
  10. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    Okay... I was sceptical that it would be an improvement over the Twinmax... Just having the Tach alone on the machine places it far above other tools. The 81 g/s has no tach from the factory, no wonder I was having problems with balancing and stalling - idle to my ears was set to 700rpm. Much easier to tune with it correct. Happy with this purchase!
  11. mr_magicfingers

    mr_magicfingers Adventurer

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    Got home from a business trip to find mine waiting for me. Particularly appreciate the low value on the customs slip which saves me a significant amount of import duty and tax, thanks for that. Looking forward to playing with it soon.
  12. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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    What is the tachometer increment?
  13. johnjen

    johnjen Now, even more NOW!…

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    Tach 0-9990 RPM (<1500RPM 10 RPM steps, >1500RPM 50RPM steps))

    JJ :evil
  14. Mr.Spray

    Mr.Spray n00b

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    Order placed!......
  15. SpeedStar

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  16. Grok

    Grok Long timer

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    Thanks! :thumb

    Coincidentally, I had a chance to help a local Super Tenere owner (US #27) sync his bike on Thursday.
    I followed your writeup on yamahasupertenere.com :D

    Worked out very well!

    The owner let me ride the bike a bit. I like it. Aside from a few correctable ergonomic issues, I was quite impressed with it!
  17. Grok

    Grok Long timer

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  18. Grok

    Grok Long timer

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    Thanks for the feedback!
    I forgive you for being skeptical :D
  19. mb90197

    mb90197 n00b

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    Grok, Received the Harmonizer last Friday only took 7 days to Switzerland which isn't bad.
    This is some Nice looking Kit took it out today and did the magic.:D It had been raining the whole weekend so I had to wait till today. Thanks for bringing out such a gadget at such a honest price.
    Also thanks for keeping value down on the customs form. :wink: That certainly help in getting it to me quicker.
    Cheers
    Michael
  20. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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    I finally got around to pulling the tupperware today and tuned my 2000 RT with the Harmonizer. I am happy to join the crowd here reporting how well it works. The display is much easier to use than a bouncy TwinMax. Being fussy I really like the sensitivity and accuracy of this tool. I decided to road test my settings by raising my windshield, applying a few short strips of temporary electrical tape to the edge, hooked on the Harmonizer and went for a short ride. Very enlightening to see what happens in real time under load!
    I came back home, did a few final tweeks and rode it like this again. I was happy to see only 2mBar of deviation at a neutral throttle position between 2500 to 4K RPM and much less surge. This is always where the surging is the worst on my 1100. Being able to virtually tune it out was a really good feeling.
    Thanks for coming up with this product! Well worth the cost and satisfying to use. Still learning about it by reading here. I think I'll hook it up again in the morning just to see the smiley face! I did not notice that tonight as I was so focused on the center of that display! :-)