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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 12:52 pm Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Cannisterectomy...am I the first one?

By this weekend, I want to install my Thomas Air Compressor on the GT. No self-respecting LD rider leaves home without one. Just like the LT, the perfect place for it is where the cannister is currently setting. So, it's gotta go! Am I the first? Any advise?

(FYI: the cannister is right behind the coolant overflow reservoir.)
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 1:08 pm
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Joe, you're going to give BMW technicians everywhere heart burn and don't get me started with the EPA (regulatory compliance is my life and no I don't talk about it at parties). As sensitive as most computized engine management systems are today, removing or disabiling emission control components can certainly have a negative effect on performance and it's bound to set off some type of fault code in the system. BUT...maybe everything will work just fine without it. If you do remove it, please share the results.
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If you do remove it, please share the results.
As soon as s/w ver 7.x is released, I'll take the GT in to have it put on the Moronic. I'll report back my tech's findings.
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If I got your message right, you haven't had the software update yet. I'm not having any particular issues with slow speed rpm or surging so I'm going to hold off. Do you know if the problems exist from the beginning or do they start out minor and work up to major? The only reason I ask is that my dealer isn't recommending it unless you're having problems. Thanks.
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That is correct. I have not received any upgrades to my GT since purchasing. Although, I have heard that 7.0 didn't do everything that it was supposed to do, so you can bet there will be another soon to follow (7.1?). In fact, rumor has it that the GT-1 is due for a complete makeover.
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In fact, rumor has it that the GT-1 is due for a complete makeover.
I really hope the makeover is more than just electronic!

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I really hope the makeover is more than just electronic!
Umm...the "GT-1" in which I speak of is NOT the bike. Not that you should care. The only view you'll ever see of my GT is the tail lights getting smaller...and smaller......and smaller.........and............
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Howdy Joe, and those interested,

I've had the canister removed from the K-R for about a year now with no ill effects. Essentially it's the same routine as the "brick". A bit more cumbersome to get to than on the LT though.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 2006, 12:49 am
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By this weekend, I want to install my Thomas Air Compressor on the GT.)[/i]
Not being an LT rider - what is a Thomas Air Compressor? And where do you buy them? When I did a web search the only thing that came up was an industrial manufacturer/
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Not being an LT rider - what is a Thomas Air Compressor? And where do you buy them?
I install one on every bike that I own. Model 115, IIRC. It's a small, quiet, but fast 12V American-made compressor that fits into small places rather conveniently. Below are pics of one installed on my K1200LT.

I buy them on eBay. Along with the hoses, quick-disconnects, and air chucks. The last 2 that I bought cost me about $60 along with all of the associated hardware. I just did an eBay search and couldn't find any.


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