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Offline Tim Anderson

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GIPro Install Complete
« on: June 13, 2011, 11:08:29 pm »
I just finished a successful test ride after installing a GIPro ATRE on my 2010 C14.  First, a big thanks to Fred Harmon for his review of this product and his excellent documentation on the installation procedure!  The GIPro comes with very good instructions but reviewing Fred’s pictures at http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/gipro/ before I got started made the install go very smoothly.  (For those that don’t know, the GIPro connects between the gear position sensor and the ECU and tells the ECU the bike is always in 6th gear so the butterflies are wide open most of the time.  Since the LCD now always shows ‘OD’, there is a digital gear indicator unit that displays the actual gear position.)

The thing I spent the most time with was mounting the display unit.  I wanted something that aligned symmetrically with the dash layout, and the unit doesn’t really fit anywhere very well.  My solution was to install it on a hinge, so it Velcros in place over the 2 pushbuttons beneath the LCD display, but can be swung out to access the buttons when needed, which is infrequent.  I fastened the GIPro to the hinge with 3M outdoor double sided tape, and then the other side of the hinge was fastened to the underside of the dash bevel below the buttons with Velcro.  Finally, a couple small pieces of Velcro hold the unit vertical against dash.  Pulling it back on the hinge allows access to the LCD control buttons.  Pictures attached.

The results of this mod were excellent.  The real power and torque of the 1400 are now available in all gears, and what a nice difference!  In stock form, it always felt odd to me that with all that engine down there, I still had to grab a pretty good handful of throttle in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gears to accelerate smartly - I could just feel that the engine was being constrained.  Now the torque is immediately available, and much less throttle action is needed.  Some folks may consider this mod makes the throttle too sensitive, but I love it!  So this is a good value modification – good results for a reasonable price and no actual changes to the engine hardware.  I’m considering an Area P slip on and K&N air filter at some point in the future, but for now I’m going to enjoy my new free breathing C14 as is for a while!
2010 C14: Guhl reflash, Traxxion AK-20 Forks, Penske shock, Area P slip on, Debadged, Phil’s Rack, FIAMM Freeway Blasters, Laam Seat, Zumo 660, BarEnders, Heattroller, Hyperlites, PR3s, Fender Extender, StarCom Audio, Front running lights, Pinned bags, Vision +100 headlights.

Offline mtc1966

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Re: GIPro Install Complete
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 11:33:20 pm »
nicely done

Offline BJ_CT

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Re: GIPro Install Complete
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 08:10:44 am »
Nice placement.  And I'll know better than to challenge.  Still wont' project you from giant punch balls, though. ;D