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#1000208 - 11/04/17 01:35 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Roger C]  
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Roger C,

Do you still have the OEM brake lines on that RT??


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#1000216 - 11/04/17 05:31 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Lowndes]  
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Originally Posted by Lowndes
Roger C,

Do you still have the OEM brake lines on that RT??


No, in my previous post, I mentioned my friend Michael and I changed out the old lines but did not specify Speiglers.
I just happened to look inside the rear reservoir this week and found some black residue which may have been remnants of my old linings. I cleaned it out and proceeded with bleeding the rear brakes.


'96 R1100RT, '95 K75, '14 CB1100, '08 Goldwing
Kernersville, NC
#1000571 - 11/09/17 03:48 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Bimmer-Biker]  
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You're all being very suspicious of a Greek electronics engineer who knows his stuff well enough to have been able to sell his performance-modding chips to hundreds of EU bikers and in the process, has given them measurable improvements as a result, in fuelling, tractability and overall performance.
Me included.
I could point you all at several forum threads proving my point, but I just can't be bothered....

AL in s.e. Spain


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#1000577 - 11/09/17 06:56 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Roger C]  
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Originally Posted by Roger C
Not a mod chip by any stretch but a final drive rebuild has given me a easier turning rear tire. My friend Michael noticed the wheel being hard to turn when we were changing out brake linings. Cleaning and lubing the caliper pins helped but there is a tremendous difference in the turning of the tire now. I should expect less drag, more MPG and overall better performance. I am the convinced the original drag was primarily caused by the big bearing going bad.

Not to hijack the thread, but Roger C, I expect you will see improved economy. I certainly did when I replaced my tranny with one that turned much easier. About 20% or so better. And that's even adding an LC-1 and running at 13.9:1 AFR!


Tom
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#1000644 - 11/10/17 04:40 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Alan Sykes]  
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Originally Posted by Alan Sykes
You're all being very suspicious of a Greek electronics engineer who knows his stuff well enough to have been able to sell his performance-modding chips to hundreds of EU bikers and in the process, has given them measurable improvements as a result, in fuelling, tractability and overall performance.
Me included.
I could point you all at several forum threads proving my point, but I just can't be bothered....

AL in s.e. Spain


Suspicious for good reason.
But, instead of chastising, and then dismissing us, why not try a more posiotive approach.
I've seen a lot of BS out there, so yes, skeptical.

I went to the website, took digging, but he publishes images showing different numbers, not easily identified
as to what they are, but showing different results in HP.
He has testmonials.
So, I'll amend my reply.
If it intrigues someone, give it a try, a then report back.
Do a detailed pre install analysis.
Tune up (most of the testimonials were accompanied by maintenance at time of install), etc.
Dyno test it, run circuits for mpg data.
Then, repeat for the chip.
Tune up, run circuits for mpg etc.
Maybe it does change the numbers positively, all across the board.
He did indicate a top speed increase from 1222 to 125 mph on an 1150 GS.
OK.
I can appreciate that.
But everything I've seen before has trade offs for "improvements", somewhere.
Maybe this is different.
Good luck.


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Tim
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1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
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#1000675 - 11/11/17 01:52 AM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Bimmer-Biker]  
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I don't have an 1150 anymore but I can't tell you how many times I was going 122 and wished I could go 125 smile


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#1000704 - 11/11/17 03:08 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Skywagon]  
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Originally Posted by Skywagon
I don't have an 1150 anymore but I can't tell you how many times I was going 122 and wished I could go 125 smile


Yep.
Been with friends who felt the same way.
Especially when I dropped into 5th on the GT and walked away...
rofl


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Tim
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2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#1000705 - 11/11/17 03:09 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Bimmer-Biker]  
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OK, here's a couple of endorsements from ordinary bikers; screen grabs for veracity, in case all you suspicious nay-sayers think I'm having you on.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[img]https://postimg.org/image/t0w1xzx1h/[/img]

There are also equally enthusiastic comments on forums like ADVRider and Pelikan Parts, plus further favourable reviews on the two main German BMW Boxer forums, but they talk funny.....

Needless to say, I don't know the guy and mostly don't understand his Google Translated English. I found out about his existence whilst reading posts on the UKGSer forum. So I e-mailed him and told him that my bike had the OEM air-filter box containing the standard paper filter, a Y-piece instead of the OEM cat lump that weighs almost 12 kg, and that it had the OEM silencer.

So one evening last summer I fitted the chip he sent me from Greece to my UK address, into my '04 non-ABS 24K miles Rockster.

The day after, on a 70 mile ride-out, in comparison to the OEM chip that had been in there - very difficult by the way to get the lid off the Motronic tin box - take your time using a wide-blade screwdriver a millimetre at a time whilst waiting for the weatherproofing glue to slowly give way as you move along - it took me half-an-hour to get all round the circumference - the bike then went like sh*t off a shovel in all gears, with faster starting on the "choke" lever, much more eager and rapid response to every throttle roll-on, especially in mid-range, along with continuing slight improvements in fuel economy as each tankful of 95 is used. I only buy 95 at fuel stations. The last tankful of mixed-zooming riding returned 53 miles-per-gallon and I think it'll be more next time when I ride around on it at Christmas and New Year.

To repeat, I have no connection with the guy except as one of his customers but I think he seems to be a genuinely enthusiastic and experienced e-prommer, as well as an R850R owner - and I always try to keep an open mind on any news of an innovatory nature.

AL in s.e. Spain





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#1000729 - 11/12/17 12:44 AM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Bimmer-Biker]  
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I don't have a dog in this hunt, but I still follow the 1100/1150 group on facebook. Folks there seem to like this guy's chips.


Dave
#1001077 - 11/17/17 03:50 PM Re: Mod Chips? [Re: Bimmer-Biker]  
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Trying again with the missing screen-grabs :-

[Linked Image]

https://s26.postimg.org/rylvfge89/BMW_Boxer_John_the_Greek_s_Performance_Chip_-_Th.jpg

Hope they both now appear....

AL in s.e. Spain


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