Hotrodding the GS

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

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  1. the-oz-slider

    the-oz-slider The Oz Slider

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    This is the second time Ive postedthis enquiry/comment....maybe Im doing it wrong, but the question was that when I went to pay for two units yeaterday, PAYPAL would not complete my transaction....Is there a magic secret code I must know? How to I get on "The List"....
    maybe the seller can PM me so I can pay and get on the list of waitees.....
    The Oz Slider.....

    Oh and Im not putting two units on the one bike expected double the results, I was buying one for my sons R1100S as well......
  2. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    Oz, I've had the same problem. Apparently if Paypal decides it doesn't like your credit card, it just won't accept it, and there's no workaround. I ended up paying more and getting the Booster Plug; just got it yesterday.
  3. Tuttdog

    Tuttdog Adventurer

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    Just ordered one, no problems here
  4. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Sorry you botch-ed it, Botch.

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  5. TommyHolly

    TommyHolly Teaparty member

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    I ordered mine on July 30th. Is there a chance I might get this before winter so I can test it out? I know you have lots of these on backorder.
    Thanks!
  6. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Sorry about that, Slider. I turned off the 'Economy INTERNATIONAL First Class' shipping for the moment. As of July 28th, USPS has added a tracking feature for 16 destination countries and I'm working on setting it up.

    I sent you a PM.

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  7. Poolside

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    You all are very welcome. Thanks for the reviews, folks.


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  8. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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  9. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    <BR>Thanks everyone, for your recent orders!


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  10. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to mine .
  11. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile

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    THis little thing makes a big difference, she seems to be a lot smoother and just runs better

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  12. BMWzenrider

    BMWzenrider The Road Scholar

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    I have been keeping a spreadsheet of fuel usage for my bikes, and may be able to answer your first query.

    I have the IICE-Air units installed on both of my bikes; a 2002 R1150R with bags and BMW Touring Shield, and a 2005 R1200RT with a Hannigan sidecar attached.

    Below is a graph showing the fuel economy figures for the R1150R before and after installing the IICE-Air.
    Before installing the unit I had to run Premium grade fuel (93 octane) to control pinging if accelerating hard/suddenly; and it still did it on occasion even on Premium.
    I did notice a slight decrease in fuel economy in mixed city/highway riding with the plug installed, but also found that I could run one gear higher at any given speed, so I gave Regular grade fuel a try again.

    Running on Regular grade fuel (87 octane) I find that the bike still runs about the same as on Premium with the plug installed, including being less prone to pinging under hard acceleration.
    As a bonus, the bike gets around 10% better fuel economy on Regular with the plug vs. running Premium before the plug was installed!

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    Drivability improvements and being able to run in lower gears is similar for both the solo and sidecar bike, but I have not been able to discern any solid pattern in the fuel economy with the sidecar rig because of the much wider variations in fuel use depending upon speed, loading, different size rear tire during winter/summer, etc., and not having put as many miles on the rig since getting the IICE-Air units.

    One HUGE difference I have found with the IICE-Air installed in the sidecar rig is when taking off from a stop. Because of the extra weight of the sidecar I used to have to give it a fairly large amount of throttle/rpms and feather the clutch quite a bit to get things rolling.
    With the IICE-Air installed take-offs take significantly less throttle and feathering. Nearly as easy as on the 1150R solo bike. Makes riding the rig in city traffic MUCH easier.
    For me, that was worth the price all by itself.
  13. 1Gopokes1

    1Gopokes1 Been here awhile

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    I am looking forward to getting one

    We ran up to N Wyo and back 2 weeks ago. The going up was fine coming back it was hot and the 1150 Gs ran like crap:puke1
  14. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Money sent via paypal. Looking forward to installing my unit.
  15. Poolside

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    <BR>Hey folks, THANKS for all your recent orders!

    I'll be at the workbench this evening, and Friday, and over the weekend.


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  16. Poolside

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    WOW!&#8194;Thanks Karl, for your MPG and performance writeup!


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  17. Wisenheimer

    Wisenheimer Adventurer

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    Hey, ordered mine about three months ago. Was wondering if I fell through the cracks or you've stopped making them or what? JG, Ca.
  18. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Livin' life above two wheels

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    3 months ago? Oh hell no bloke, you have not waited nearly long enough yet. :lol3
  19. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    I'm flying to Texas to pick up an 1150GS in October.

    Should we start a get it/won't get it pool?

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  20. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Still a few days left in August,for that group .
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