Hotrodding the GS

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

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  1. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    It looks like Marketing needs to crack the on Production again.... :lol3

    How is this run coming Poolside? I can't smell epoxy curing from here.

    Since you spend a lot of time using one which soldering iron do you recommend for automotive/motorcycle modifications? :ear
  2. Poolside

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    I'm going out on a limb and say YES! With one or two little caveats. The motor in your new Husqvarna is for all intents a BMW G650 single, but I don't know if the bike uses the same Intake Air Temperature sensor as all the other BMW fuel injected bikes. If so, then the IICE Air will work, provided there is a handy location for a ziptie within about a foot from where the stock air temp sensor is located. Which doesn't look like a problem.

    I searched for an online parts fiche for the new Husqvarnas and didn't find one, so you'll be doing the recce on this. :D Maybe you can take some pictures of the stock air sensor and surrounding area and post it up. Or email them to me.



    p.s.: Even if Husqvarna uses a different Intake Air Temp sensor or connector, as long as the temperature/resistance curve of the stock sensor is the same as the BMW bikes, then the IICE Air can still be fitted to your bike with a wire splice.)


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  3. Poolside

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    I declare winter officially over in southern California. To celebrate, and because I'm a little ahead in my work obligations, I'm taking the rest of this week and the weekend for Air assembly.



    About your soldering iron question, do you mean for splicing wires and such? I don't remember the last time I soldered a wire splice connection on a bike or car. I'll solder one or two types of connector contacts, but for wire splicing it's always a crimp connection.

    For a capable workaday soldering iron, a good value is the Hakko FX-888, which is a remake of the model 936.

    And you cannot fail with Kester 60/40 solder, .031" thick, with the common #66 core and '44' rosin flux. (The original 'no clean' flux, heh heh.) Use distilled water in the cleaning sponge reservoir, and keep your tip clean as they say.


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  5. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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  6. Poolside

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    The base for the FX-888 has one of those brass sponges, as well as the cellulose sponge.

    The brass sponges work well too, but I really prefer the classic cellulose sponge with distilled water. Somehow the little ttssss-s-s sound when the hot tip hits the wet sponge is reassuring. It seems like the tips last longer too. And that's quite enough innuendo I think.


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  7. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    TrainedChimp Consistently wrong

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    funsummer Been here awhile

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    Any reports on the batches that are currently being produced?
    Has there being fantastic progress?
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    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    No, not really.

    The IICE Air is an air temp signal modification device. It tells the fuel injection computer to use a different internal map instead of 'augmenting' the existing map.

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    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Heck no, avatars like yours will keep it alive!

    There's an IICE Air update in the Vendor thread.


    And in other news . . .&#8194;I contracted a guy to write some control algorithms for the IICE Smooth firmware. That should help move things along design-wise.


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    Glad to hear it... I'll check out the vendor's thread, thanks!
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