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  • Offline Pickaxe   gb

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    Booster Plug Review
    on: Jul 21, 2021, 11.26 am
    Jul 21, 2021, 11.26 am
    Just a short review of Booster Plug and their approach to correcting any fueling issues. It's a well covered subject and there's plenty of information on the restrictions that emission regulations  place on manufacturers. Problems with the Crosstourer don't make it an awful motorcycle and in fact, many riders don't even notice issues. However, for some, and me included, I find it annoying that my engines don't run as well as possible.

    Installation on the CT is very easy. Remove the side panels on both sides of the bike, remove the seat and lift the petrol tank. Disconnect the air intake temperature sensor on the front of the air box and connect the Booster Plug (takes only seconds), there's  loads of room for the Booster Plug in front of the air box. Now decide where to route the Booster Plug  sensor. Again very simple on the CT. I routed mine down the right side and there's a convenient location where the OE engine bar mounts at the front. Place the sensor and zip tie it in place (attached ). Strangely, zip ties aren't included in the kit but you get a complimentary key ring and neck tube.

    Now to the test ride. I'm not going to make claims that it's the Holy Grail of motorcycle accessories. It doesn't suddenly add xx bhp or make the motorcycle faster. Also, if you have a manual CT, it may be easier to ride around FI glitches by feathering the clutch and or selecting different gears. The Booster Plug simply smooths out the transition of power when operating the throttle and helps prevent the abrupt surges in motion. The engine also seemed less stressed and vibey when you apply throttle and the bike is in  higher gear at low speed (DCT mode D) and less inclined to surge when cruising.

    In conclusion, if you're happy with the characteristics of your CT engine, you'll be wasting money on the Booster Plug. However, if the contrary is true, it does the job for little money (£117 UK delivered) and you'll probably fit it, forget it and enjoy riding the bike more.

    Regards
    Dave

    Last Edit: Jul 21, 2021, 11.28 am by Pickaxe

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    Re: Booster Plug Review
    Reply #1 on: Jul 21, 2021, 04.42 pm
    Jul 21, 2021, 04.42 pm
    Hi Dave
    Thanks for the review, where did you get it from?
    Are you on commission  :008:
    Seriously, its always good to have a real world review of something like this and I am up for a bit less low speed lumpiness
    Cheers

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    Re: Booster Plug Review
    Reply #2 on: Jul 21, 2021, 07.02 pm
    Jul 21, 2021, 07.02 pm
    *Originally Posted by mad-dawg [+]
    Hi Dave
    Thanks for the review, where did you get it from?
    Are you on commission  :008:
    Seriously, its always good to have a real world review of something like this and I am up for a bit less low speed lumpiness
    Cheers

    Hi Mad dawg

    Sales are direct from Booster Plug:

    https://www.boosterplug.com/shop/frontpage.html

    Regards

    Dave

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    Re: Booster Plug Review
    Reply #3 on: Jul 21, 2021, 10.05 pm
    Jul 21, 2021, 10.05 pm
    Thanks Dave

     



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