Hotrodding the GS

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

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  1. Poolside

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    Marketing has been after me for a couple of 'relative size' pics. Here's one.

    Literally the size of a postage stamp.

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  2. allonsye

    allonsye ("lets go!")

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    Thanks for the update! I'm hoping this thing hits my mailbox before the 15th of June when I start my VA - Rockies trip. I'd really like to try this thing out on the trip.:clap
  3. Hollow Road Rider

    Hollow Road Rider Some say Curmudgeon

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    "The IICE Air has 4 settings. The settings are -10°C, -20°C, -30°C, and no change."

    I trust this will all be explained upon delivery, but how does one go about changing the settings?
  4. Poolside

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    Some parts from Avnet arrived on Tuesday. These are half the parts for the wiring harness.

    These parts become the sealed connector that plugs into the air temperature sensor.
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    The bare contact, and the contact with the wire and seal in place.
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    The wire, contact, and seal insert into the connector housing like this.
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  5. Poolside

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    The first thing you have to do is remember where on the bike you installed it. :-)

    Then you pop the top and move the jumper to the setting you want.

    -10°C When it's really hot outside
    -20°C The rest of the time
    -30°C When it's really cold outside

    That's it, you're an expert.

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  6. Hollow Road Rider

    Hollow Road Rider Some say Curmudgeon

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    Oh Jeez! Now I'm really gettin' anxious to see that delivery box.

    "Remember where on the bike" I installed it? This is 'gonna keep me up at night... what are my options on my GS/A?
  7. Poolside

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    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aUQkbXWwJhQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  8. ServoJockey

    ServoJockey Adventurer

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    Having just recently found this thread, if there is a round 2 of manufacturing I am willing to pre-order.
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    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    So for us lazy fellas, the -20°C setting is the "set it and forget it" position?
  10. Poolside

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    If you like. That's it right there.

    And also, the -10°C setting will work better with the upcoming product. We'll get into that when we start on the second product.

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  11. Poolside

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    (I hope you got the Steve Martin movie joke. "Just in this little area here.") Seriously though, you mount the IICE Air in the general vicinity of the air box air temperature sensor. There's about 8in/200mm of harness.

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  12. Hollow Road Rider

    Hollow Road Rider Some say Curmudgeon

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    Got it! I'll have to put it between the Chickletts and under the thimble... should fit just fine.
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  14. Poolside

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    Cool! I think you've just found our installation guide.
    Yes, the red arrows point to the connector on the temperature sensor.


    That info page has some good pictures of the competitive products. Not much actual information, though it does validate many widely held beliefs.

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  15. Boxerwrench

    Boxerwrench Been here awhile

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    I wonder if it is the same for us antique R1100RT owners. :ear

    Feeling like owning one as I watch vendor accessories and farkels disappear.
  16. Poolside

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    <BR>Here are all the parts from Wednesday last week. I started building that night.

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    <BR>Assembly report.

    I figure many of you might be interested in the steps involved during assembly.


    Off to a roaring start on Wednesday night! First solder the header to the board.
    Wait. What the heck is going on with that white jumper!?
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    Apparently this little jumper is made from a brittle plastic. Dang.
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    There are other jumpers of course, but the tabs are not all the same size. As you can see here.
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    The blue jumper trims down with a razor. Adding an assembly step.
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    This will work fine. Order and trim 159 more of these blue jumpers.
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  18. Poolside

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    <BR>Assembly report.

    This plastic vial is originally about 3.5in. It must be trimmed down to the length shown here.
    The bottom must be flat, or very nearly so. Not like in the picture. The cut in the picture below was made with a box knife.
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    YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG! :lol3
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    I spent a day and a half rigging up a router table fixture to make a nice clean and quick cut on the vial. As you can see, the cutting tool grips the plastic and tears it. What's going on is, the polyethylene plastic doesn't cut readily, and the tool just grabs ahold of it.

    Back to the drawing board on Saturday.

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  19. Hollow Road Rider

    Hollow Road Rider Some say Curmudgeon

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    Have you tried a band saw?
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Or a simple hobby saw and mitre box:

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    About $15

    Jim :brow
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