Hotrodding the GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Poolside, Nov 18, 2010.

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  1. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Yes to all the above..IF you have purchased your IICE Air so that PS can get beyond them on to the Cool:wink:

    Ps.."What's the cult's position on free love?" Position does not matter as long as it is free...
  2. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    Well then, I'm glad my order's in.
  3. TrollGSA

    TrollGSA Adventurer

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  4. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    To hell with Cruise, riding a GS is enough of a sausage fest already. Ship mine with the optional Katie Holmes, and you gots yourself a deal.

    JC
  5. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Back at you..."Have you ridden a 1200 yet?"...of course the transition throttle is 'snatchy' and try running smoothly with subtle throttle inputs in first gear at walking speeds...up a steep dirt trail...perhaps the 1150/1100s were worse, I have no point of reference for I have not ridden them..but my '07 GSA has a crappy slow speed throttle response...and guess what...the IICE Air and BP both smoothed a lot of that out...no pitching you over the bars when dancing off road in first gear...much, much smoother throttle and power roll on..

    But hey, I could be wrong..:brow
  6. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    I gotta say, my 1150, even without the Air, has pretty smooth slow speed throttle response. Perhaps it's the weight, but I don't have a problem with slow speed control. Taking Jim Hyde's course seemed to help (especially the exercise where you walk the running bike around the paddock with just the clutch, walking next to the bike on the left side, right hand on the saddle), but i don't find the throttle response jerky on my bike. I haven't ridden a 1200 off road yet.

    Reading all the technical posts, the air shouldn't really make too much, if any, difference on throttle tip in, it's only for leading throttle. Which, again, makes me say: Where's my Cool, damnit!?!? :pierce

    JC
  7. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    I do understand the use of the rear brake and clutch to control slow movement on the bike...but off road over rough terrain I find it very difficult to smoothly modulate the rear brake [peddle location and lack of feel] and mostly refuse to slip the clutch since dry clutch's do not appreciate being slipped...much better for a dry clutch to be all in or all out...on pavement that is easier to accomplish...off road, particularly over irregular surfaces and up or downhill having a smooth throttle response [not just on tip in or out] can make all the difference for me and saves my clutch. The BP did a lot to help and now the IICE Air is also....really, really looking forward to the Cool and the Smooth!!!!

    But, hey I ain't no expert and I could be wrong!:wink:
  8. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Yep, and if you send Poolside and his trusty marketing sidekick your hard earned money RIGHT THIS INSTANT you might actually have yours by x-mas. Not exactly a track record of speedy delivery from what I have observed from watching from the sidelines (which is where I will be staying since I don't have enough of the stuff just laying around to hand my cash over to someone who will ship what I bought when he gets around to it...ie-months from the purchase date.) Let the buyer beware. :deal
  9. Poolside

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    <BR>Good thing you mentioned that DiamondLie. I don't think anyone had noticed.&#8194;:wink:

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  10. chip77

    chip77 Been here awhile

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    ARRRGH All you Fuxxers need to get out and ride HARD more ..No surge no IICE just pure fun twisting the throttle and enjoing what the thing can do as it is.I personally love that little wheelie thing between 2nd and 3rd into 4th at 8grand ...Smile everytime c
  11. Poolside

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    <BR>Build Process - Start to Finish - Group 1 Pics
    Build Process - Start to Finish - Group 2 Pics
    Build Process - Start to Finish - Group 3 Pics
    Build Process - Start to Finish - Group 4 Pics

    ... to be continued


    The pics below show how the vial is attached to the pcb. The vial is a critical component.
    It creates a waterproof chamber for the jumper pins, and the pop-up lid allows access.

    If you have questions about a particular step, PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THE ENTIRE RUN OF PICTURES.&#8194;:D&#8194;Thank you.


    Vee notches cut into the bottom of the vial allow the epoxy potting compound to flow through.

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    Tin-plated bus wires are used for tie down straps. They attach the vial securely to the board.

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    Thread the bus wire through the 3 holes previously punched into the vial.

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    Insert the 3 tie downs into the matching PCB holes.

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    Tweezers guide the wires into place. These wire get soldered in, and lock the vial in place.

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    Flip the board over.

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    And solder the three outside positions.

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    Cinch the wires down tight.

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    And solder the three inside positions.

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    Trim the leads close.

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    Nice.

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    This board assembly is ready for the wiring harness. The harness wires solder into the 4 remaining holes.

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    Making the wiring harness is next up.&#8194;Next group of pics.


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  12. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile

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    are all the circuit boards personalized or is that one unique?
  13. Poolside

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    If you mean the solder mask 'dropout text' with our monikers and ADV slogan, all the boards have that.

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  14. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Way back in the day I used to retouch negs for integrated circuits. I wonder if there's still any microscopic Mr. Wonderfuls out there?
  15. BMWzenrider

    BMWzenrider The Road Scholar

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    So, the wiring harness were built, but not installed? Nor potting, etc...

    Looks like I will be leaving on the 8th or 9th without this mod installed on my sidecar. :cry
    T'would have been nice to have it for my 7,500 mile trip. Could have really tested it out well...

    Oh well.....
  16. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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    So are you running your bike with both the IIce Air _and_ the Booster Plug?
  17. Wallowa

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    No, I had the BP on for three+ years and now have the IICE Air. One device at a time! Have not really tested out the IICE Air yet. Need some time in really hot weather coming up. My reason for buying and using the IICE Air was not that the BP did not help with smoother running, but the Cool and Smooth will be greatly appreciated for where and how I ride. Plus the bigeee for me is running cooler at slow speeds, under load, low RPMs and high ambient temps....what I will be testing is the IICE Air ability for me to dial in a fuel/air that will help reduce cylinder temps under these conditions.
  18. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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    Meh... I would not expect any difference. They do exactly the same thing because they contain exactly the same device. A thermistor added in series to the existing air temperature sensor.

    Of course there are other devices coming which someday may constitute a sort of "IIce Cream Sandwich" of products for your bike but you have to wait and see.
  19. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    Uh this isn't what the circuit really is "A thermistor added in series to the existing air temperature sensor."

    It replaces the existing sensor (or not in the 0º setting) with one of 3 other sensors.

    And stating that "they contain exactly the same device" may or may not be true because since no one has ever 'dissected' any of the other devices to see what they are using, it is a guess at best.

    JJ
  20. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    A very educated one..............
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