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post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-30-2017, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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genuinely took 5 minutes to install and made the engine much smoother at lower revs. Iíve been struggling with the low rev snatching since I got the bobber (first fuel injection Iíve owned) and the power booster has definitely cured it.

Throttle seems to be more responsive so acceleration feels a little quicker but that could just be because I havenít rode out for a few weeks due to bad weather. I was going to take it over the mountain course (no speed limit) to see if it made any difference to top end but it was a wee bit chilly so Iíll leave that for a warmer day.

Based on this afternoons ride I would say itís $150 well spent

https://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boo...ille-698p.html
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id be interested in knowing more about this once you've put some miles on. I definitely struggle with the issues you mentioned at low speeds, especially during my city commute. Thanks for posting and i look forward to hearing how you like these after a bit of riding on em!
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What is it? I read the webpage, and they talk about it taking your bike from OK to absolutely marvelous, but they don't say what is actually does. What does it do?

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post #4 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 03:54 AM
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It would seem to me that it is an additional ATS (air temperature sensor) sitting piggy-back to the original one; albeit with some extra electronics.

Thanks to Ancient Hippy for posting this.

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Edit: There is more info on the web-site, interesting reading.

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genuinely took 5 minutes to install and made the engine much smoother at lower revs. Iíve been struggling with the low rev snatching since I got the bobber (first fuel injection Iíve owned) and the power booster has definitely cured it.

Throttle seems to be more responsive so acceleration feels a little quicker but that could just be because I havenít rode out for a few weeks due to bad weather. I was going to take it over the mountain course (no speed limit) to see if it made any difference to top end but it was a wee bit chilly so Iíll leave that for a warmer day.

Based on this afternoons ride I would say itís $150 well spent

https://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boo...ille-698p.html
Where did you fit the new sensor?

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It basically tricks the air temp sensor into thinking the engine is running cooler than it actually is. Therefore the ECU adds a bit more fuel to the lower revs.

Similar to how the bike runs before it's up to full temp, smoother throttle response.
I've run this unit on two different bikes. Worked for me just as advertised.

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This is a new term to me from the details of the component:


"Reduced Puffing in your aftermarket exhaust"


What is "Puffing".....
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This is a new term to me from the details of the component:


"Reduced Puffing in your aftermarket exhaust"


What is "Puffing".....
Popping on decel
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genuinely took 5 minutes to install and made the engine much smoother at lower revs. Iíve been struggling with the low rev snatching since I got the bobber (first fuel injection Iíve owned) and the power booster has definitely cured it.

Throttle seems to be more responsive so acceleration feels a little quicker but that could just be because I havenít rode out for a few weeks due to bad weather. I was going to take it over the mountain course (no speed limit) to see if it made any difference to top end but it was a wee bit chilly so Iíll leave that for a warmer day.

Based on this afternoons ride I would say itís $150 well spent

https://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boo...ille-698p.html
This looks intriguing! Been looking for something like this to help out with my aftermarket exhaust. Could you post some pictures of how and where you mounted the sensor? Thanks! Any loss in gas mileage though? If it's minimal, I could definitely get on board with this mod.
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This is a new term to me from the details of the component:


"Reduced Puffing in your aftermarket exhaust"


What is "Puffing".....


sounds like something I did in Amsterdam in the 80's/90's........
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