Thanks Lowndes, yes it was tills.de who put me on to a supplier in Dortmund who sold the later broad-pattern sprayers at a price noticeable lower than simply ordering from the Greedy Berlin Pig, and thus I assume cheaper - because of reduced shipping costs - than ordering from the prestigious I-R people in the USA.
And Stoneman, you're right; "John Gemi is on to something"
. His chips transform the boxer motor's performance. Not by a gob-smacking amount, but enough to make the investment very well worth-while to achieve better response and fuel economy.
I think by now he's clued-up enough in his epromming techniques to be as knowledgeable about what he's trying to achieve as anybody else whose comments I've read in these and other forum pages.
Incidentally, i enjoyed my seven week Christmas holiday in the north-western UK - 28 days of rain in the whole month of December. But I did manage an afternoon dodging the ice and salt to have a spin out on the Rockster with its modded footpegs and lifted-up Roadster handlebar. But don't let anybody tell you that swapping out the Rockster footpegs kit for a set from a GS ( much lower and less scrinching on the knees ) is a doddle.
Brother, it ain't. It took a whole day in the motor engineers' workshop in sub-zero temps with the aid of a lathe, a reamer and other heavy hardware, plus the co-operation of two experienced mechanics, to variously mod things like the too-short braided brake lines, the side-stand loop to make it accessible again to the heel of a boot when coming to a stand-still, the piston rod for the rear brake, the gearshift link to the splined lever connection to the gearbox, etc., etc.
Not a job for the average afternoon wrencher, believe me...It may be easy on a Roadster, where the footpegs are less jacked-up, but certainly not on the Rockster.
AL - now back in the warm sunshine of south-eastern Spain on the sandy Med coast.