Fuel Injection


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RacerM95
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Fuel Injection

Postby RacerM95 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:26 am



Ok guys be nice, Newbie here !! I have been looking at the GL1000 engine,Now my question is, after making the manifolds out of tubing, What do you guys think of 2 TWM/Redline (and others) Weber DCOE throttle bodies injection ? Megasquirt Stand alone management?


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HawkeyeGL1200
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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:39 am

This spring, I read where a GL1500 owner wanted a fuel injected bike. He (seemed to at least) spent more money to get his GL1500 "fuel injected" than if he had sold his "good running" 1500 and put some additional money toward a new(er) GL1800 with fuel injection. It also took him close to two years of tinkering with the 1500 to get it where it was reliable to ride...

So, if you're into tinkering around, and you don't mind spending more to put fuel injection on your GL1000 than the motorcycle "is worth" ... it's your money.
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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby SnoBrdr » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:41 am

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:This spring, I read where a GL1500 owner wanted a fuel injected bike. He (seemed to at least) spent more money to get his GL1500 "fuel injected" than if he had sold his "good running" 1500 and put some additional money toward a new(er) GL1800 with fuel injection. It also took him close to two years of tinkering with the 1500 to get it where it was reliable to ride...

So, if you're into tinkering around, and you don't mind spending more to put fuel injection on your GL1000 than the motorcycle "is worth" ... it's your money.


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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:27 pm

RacerM95 wrote: What do you guys think of 2 TWM/Redline (and others) Weber DCOE throttle bodies injection ? Megasquirt Stand alone management?


I think you'd have to ask the merits of that equipment on another forum.

Are you going to map it?
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RacerM95
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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby RacerM95 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:40 pm

I already have the ITB's (left over from a wrecked race car) That was where the thoughts come from...
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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:54 pm

What I should have said was, if this kind of project appeals to you, I wish you all the success possible. There were a few fuel injected 1200's and as far as I know that's it until you get into the 1800's... there's no reason you can't use some kind of fuel injection on any motorcycle if it is something you'd enjoy doing.
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spookytooth
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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby spookytooth » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:27 pm

I'm sure there's a VW thottle body kit and there's no reason why you couldn't slap one of those on top of a Webber conversion manifold.

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Re: Fuel Injection

Postby Old Fogey » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:34 am

Have a look through this forum. There's some real knowledgeable folk doing FI conversions on NGW.

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=47&start=0

Look for post by socrace, JBz, irishcarbomb.


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