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Offline Dusty ST

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Booster Plug
on: 30 April, 2021, 08:57:10 AM
Anyone tried a Booster plug on their RBW 1050 Tiger?
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Re: Booster Plug
Reply #1 on: 01 May, 2021, 11:47:44 AM
What's a Booster plug? :187:

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Re: Booster Plug
Reply #2 on: 01 May, 2021, 12:43:12 PM
*Originally Posted by aussie [+]
What's a Booster plug? :187:
https://www.boosterplug.com/shop/frontpage.html

That's the ad - some doubt their effectiveness with modern bike ECUs.

Now ask what a Pinlock is (that name's brought a few queries before ...)

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Re: Booster Plug
Reply #3 on: 01 May, 2021, 01:30:45 PM
TBH I wouldn't bother. The fuelling is so good on these bikes there is no need. If you regularly ride in the top third of the rev counter AND have an aftermarket can with no db killer and feel its throttled above 6k use a freer flowing air filter. I use MWR, but its so rare I actually need the few extra hp at the top end I tend to keep the db killer in 90% of the time.
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Re: Booster Plug
Reply #4 on: 04 May, 2021, 10:00:02 AM
Sounds like no one's tried it.
It's not about extra power, it's about making it nicer to ride, I'm trying to improve the neutral/slightly closed throttle behaviour, so a constant 30 in 3rd, or 40 in 4th with out the on/off hunting response, and softening the hard cut when closing the throttle, even if it's just closed a little.
If my Sprint is fine with the same engine, I'm assuming it's because the Tiger being a generation of Euro emissions later.
Looking through YouTube reviews it seems to be sorting those specific problems out on other bikes, but I've not seen anyone try it with a RBW Tiger.
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Re: Booster Plug
Reply #5 on: 04 May, 2021, 12:56:07 PM
Have not seen any discussion on the Booster Plug in a while. It was a hot topic back in '07-'08 before Tuneecu became available. The early Tiger 1050's had a reputation for having abrupt throttle response at lower speeds. It alters the intake air temp. sensor values and the ECU thinks it is much colder and richens the fueling about 5-6%. I had one back in '08 and it did give a bit smoother throttle. But after experimenting with different tunes, I took it off and sold it. On the newer bikes with locked ECU's or no alternate tunes, it might be an option. They are plug and play and fairly easy to install but you do have to remove the tank to get to the sensor on the Tiger.
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