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  2. Andy Graham

    Throttle Body Sync using GS-911

    Folks, just found this thread and hoping to get your insight. While on a trip to Big Bend I was riding my friend's new '19 RT while he rode my '09 RT. In an attempt to keep up with me he twisted the throttle to the point that it broke both of the plastic throttle body cable ramps. Ordered the parts from Bing Agency USA and followed their instructions to count the turns on the factory set idle screws in order to properly seat the throttle plate on the new shafts. This is on both throttle bodies so I don't have a prior comparison to go from. I have a GS911 and have observed that the stepper counts at idle once warmed are in the low 60's and not exactly the same. My question is how to get as close to the factory spec as possible without a flow meter? The local dealer mechanic expert had no advice other than buy a new TB which is out of the question. Attached is a screen shot of the real time readings at warm idle. Appreciate any experience reseting these. Will use a Twinmax or similar to set the sync above idle. Thanks! Funny story.. this happened 3 miles from where Paul Glaves lives down there and he drove over to meet me with an older throttle body he had to try rescuing me. Very small world and kind community. Thanks Paul, if you see this! Andy --
  3. Ken S

    Diesels and Fuel Economy....

    Don't know if it's a factor here, but summer diesel (#2) has more BTUs of energy than winter diesel (#1).
  4. Well, if the shoe fits . . . I'm heading out on the Camhead Sunday for NC , and normally I'd say the ride will make me right again (understand. . that's a relative term), but now I'm wondering if I'll end up in North Charleston or National City . . .
  5. Jake

    We lost a friend... Ron

    Oh, in case anyone was wondering:
  6. Indy Dave has been asking me to double his salary from $0.0 to $00.00...I was going to do that, but he doesn't know his left Foot from his right Foote
  7. roadscholar

    Right Now!

    No it’s the Green River on the west side of the White Rim Trail Pat, evidently your looking at the Colorado on the east side, does look similar though.
  8. John Ranalletta

    My aura moved - Sedona

    BTW, if you get to Sedona, the Tamaliza is the best. Small, informal and handmade as you watch. Tamales with lots of meat and handmade tortillas & sauces.
  9. pgm

    Battery Replacement

    So... how long is that? I have a sister bike - 2004 R1150RT - and have never gotten more than a few years. I have a BMW charger that I keep connected when not riding (either wrong to do that or BMW) and still have my batteries crap out in 2 to 3 years. This is true for both BMW batteries and ones I have gotten aftermarket from sources like Bob's.
  10. TEWKS

    Right Now!

    That little green island looks similar but different, I think. Potash Rd?
  11. Whip

    Diesels and Fuel Economy....

    Could be different formulas from state to state. Also winter diesel in high altitude and cold weather areas is thinner cause is can turn to Vaseline and the injectors don’t like the lack of viscosity.
  12. joeyjamb

    1150 rt wattage LED vs. HALOGEN

    So which is the recommended quality LED? I see so many on Amazon and whatnot.
  13. roadscholar

    Right Now!

    It's a WR250X which is different in several ways from the R (dirt oriented version). It's in super-moto trim with 17" wheels instead of 18 and 21", it has a bigger front brake, stiffer suspension, and is geared longer. I chucked the street tires in favor of dirt ones and put a lowering link, w/s, and Sargent seat on it. Kind of a mini Adv bike it'll cruise pretty comfortably at 80+ and gets 80mpg at least in the thin Colorado air. It's easier to ride in sand too because the fat tires slow the steering a decent amount. That's a 1200 GS tire on the back, it lasts a long time : )
  14. I've always had gasoline powered vehicles. They, at least the modern ones, have gotten better fuel economy at altitude and worse fuel economy when it's cold. I have attributed the better fuel economy at altitude to leaning out the mix. The cylinder volume is fixed, so the volume of air is fixed. At altitude that volume contains less oxygen, and a modern system will meter in less fuel to prevent an over rich mixture. HP and Torque go down, but fuel economy goes up. Additionally, maybe, there is less drag. Poorer economy when cold is harder to nail. Assuming the engine operates at the same nominal temp when it is warm, the theoretical efficiency of the system goes up due to the larger temp difference between the combustion and ambient temperatures. On the other hand, there are longer warm-up times, maybe more idling, more electrical draws on the system such as more lights from shorter days and worse weather, more wiper use, more cabin heater use or on a bike heated gear. Maybe winter fuel mix plays a role. Now I have my first diesel. It got better fuel economy at the coast than it does inland even when temps were pretty similar. What's up with that?
  15. wbw6cos

    Right Now!

    Well I don't. What model is it and are those the stock tires? They appear similar to the dark side. Inquiring minds......
  16. Chris won't until Slumgulion (Joel) does.
  17. roadscholar

    Right Now!

    You do : )
  18. Jake

    What has happen to us?

    Our Sockless Stalwart epitomizes a good point. It should be acknowledged that those members who are still putting on the Torreys and the STARTs & FARTs along with the more localized events are worthy of praise and admiration. They are to this day carrying the BMWST torch. That can't be easy sometimes, but true leadership never is. As the man said, "Good on 'ya!"
  19. Well, we have to let Mr. Kinney off the hook and with that one and question Indy Dave's steno skills. No issues since it gets us one more rider!
  20. Jake

    What has happen to us?

    Here you go my friend, I don't believe I've ever shared this one with you. Just a little chestnut for ya.
  21. TEWKS

    Right Now!

    I know that bike....no, I probably don’t. Tewksbury Town Hall.
  22. Whip

    My aura moved - Sedona

    LOL
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  24. Well . . . I was just checking to see if anyone would notice Mr. K was absent from the list. Ya, that's it! Mr. K joined in after being assured wine was available in the vicinity.
  25. chrisolson

    F1 Innovation

    It not been in competition yet, but there apparently has been ongoing discussions with FIA and Mercedes prior to the new season, so it would appear that there is nothing preventing it. But like anything, if it proves to provide a competitive advantage, rival Teams will surly protest the legality ... unless they come up with something better
  26. Got home today and went to the mailbox. Had what I thought was a renewal letter from motorcycle consumer news. Unfortunately, it turns out that they are ceasing publication, sad news Considering that's one of the last of any print magazines that I thought was any good.
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