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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Hookalatch, Aug 3, 2010.
I'll second the above post... word for word, even though Lennie's not even a friend of mine.
I have done a fair amount of searching on this and other forums regarding the use of these sprockets. There are not a whole lot of responders who have actually used the product. However the responses have been nearly 100% positive. I think they are worth a try and I have some on order. It may take me a few weeks to get them, install them, and evaluate them but I will give my feedback too. I have no friends or bias involved with any performance enhancing upgrades.
I was balking at the price, but fell into an Ebay deal at about half price & figured what the heck, won't lose any money to try them. Would I do it again at full price? Probably... it suits the way I ride & I love the jump it has a about 4000rpm.
does it do anything for the shake at 4500 rpm?
sounds like someone should do a "group buy" sale this winter when some of us have our ride on blocks! I'd consider!
I really want these sprockets but am still on warranty. Whats your guys opinion ?
I'm in for a group buy this fall or early winter.
I installed the Booster Plug and sprockets in March. I've been much happier riding technical single track (lug and chug then blip the throttle) and two-up with luggage on the highway. No regrets. I did a little write-up of the installation.
If you guys want to do a group buy, let me know. I'll talk to him.
He is slated to come over here anyway and maybe he can just bring a bunch of sets!? If not, shipping from OZ is easy enough.
Don't ask, don't tell...
Might as well add my positive opinion about Lennie's sprockets; they were one of the better mods I've done to my 1100S. I found that the hardest part of the install was getting the old sprockets off...and yes, as suggested, above do use some monofilament line to keep the new sprockets from falling into never, neverland.
I'm in for a group buy but do not want to wait for fall or winter. Looks like at most a half day of wrenching then ride. How many needed to get this thing rolling?
I'd say 5 to 10 sets... to make it worthwhile.
It takes me about an hour or so, now that I have done a few sets. With all the plastics work and such, maybe 2.
Have a bit of tips and tricks on my website... under the 12GS
mizwell do a group buy on left side chain tensioners too then
Oh gee, I thought we was all frens here...er, there.
Contact Lennie directly if you want here: Boxer Performance
BTW Nice pic and writeup Jason!
Regarding the question
I believe the plug will smooth out the bike by itself, the sprockets are going to give you the oompah-pah. I never new a heavy GS could pull the front wheel off the ground from a rolling start til I popped them babies in, no shit.
Note: be very methodical when doing the install...
I have finally been accepted into the fold.
Interesting post you have here.
If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.
...and welcome Lennie!
Hey, maybe we should coerce you into making an R12GS snorkle...
Lennie I have a question about how many rpm's your cam sprockets lower the powerband: http://www.powerfrkusa.net/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?preadd=action&key=1022BR12003BP States 823rpm http://www.powerfrkusa.net/news/lennies-boxer-performance-rocket-sprockets/ States 1187rpm
Which one is correct and why do the two contradict each other?
I'm curious about a group buy...
Wondering, for someone fairly mechanically inclined and familiar with
wrenching/timing other engines, how easy is it to get a tooth or three out of time when doing this? Obvious marks and procedure to follow?
Everything I've worked on with this bike so far has seemed simple enough
after doing it once, but a little nervous about getting it out of time.
I'm guessing these engines are running fairly close valve-to-piston
clearances, "interference" if something went wrong?