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Old 06-19-2018, 09:52 AM
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

Bishodad, I would follow tf 1200rt's advice. Don't really know if the af-xied has any effect working with your Remus. Mine worked great on the #8 setting which eliminated the transitioning down in r.p.m. and the lag in up-throttling. Really great, but I don't know about how it works with Renus. You might try up or down a setting, but give it a chance to acclimate to a new setting.
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Rookie Question: How do I check to see if I have had the software update?
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Rookie Question: How can I tell if my bike has had the software updated??
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

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Rookie Question: How can I tell if my bike has had the software updated??
Dealer needs to check the software revision. Also, make sure the fuel pump and rear wheel flange have been updated (part of a service recall).
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

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I'm having a couple of fueling issues with my(new to me) '09 K13GT (with Remus)

1. It occasionally coughs/misses when I jump on it hard.
2. After some spirited riding, it has a fluctuating high idle (1800-2300RPM) for a while.

Will the AF-XIED cure these issues, and is the AF-XIED the same thing as the Booster Plug?

Thanks in advance!

Once you've checked the software is up to date (try phoning BMW Customer Service & have the frame number handy), if it backfires seriously it might be worth checking that the link pipe is properly sealed. If it only backfires occasionally leave it as it is. You could try the AF-XIED on setting 6 for a few hundred miles. There are no numbers, the easiest way to determine the setting is to switch the ignition on and count how many times the light flashes, and then turn it 1 marker anti-clockwise to increase the setting. It might be that the previous owner had it on a high setting - which would make low speed throttle control easier, and the engine run a touch cooler, but can increase the idling speed.

As far as I remember the booster plug operates until the bike has warmed up, the AF-XIED operates permanently whilst the ignition is on.

The Remus Hexacone is a sexy looking can on the K1300GT, I did lose a touch in the mid range, despite trying different settings. I've got the stock can on currently and at 23600 mls on the clock the bike is just starting to loosen up and fly. I may try the Hexacone again, but I found it tiring on long journeys. perhaps I'm getting old.

Good luck with getting the setup on the GT, they are phenomenal bikes.
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

All Software updates have been done, and the link pipe fittings are all good and tight.


PHIL1601UK: Was there a noticeable decrease in popping, backfires, hesitation, etc when you switched back to the stock exhaust from the Remus?
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PHIL1601UK: Was there a noticeable decrease in popping, backfires, hesitation, etc when you switched back to the stock exhaust from the Remus?

Absolutely, although I love the look of the Hexacone on the bike.
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

and I love the ~ 25 lb weight savings of the Remus.
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

WOW! Just did the first test ride after installing the AF-XIED (2009 K13GT, Remus, K&N)

It is SO much smoother, maybe even a bit more quiet. No more erratic idle, no more jumping, bucking, stalling, or surging. Even the shifting has smoothed out!

The hardest part of the install was reaching in my big hands and gently getting the factory O2 sensor unplugged, and fishing a legit ground wire up to the battery without taking her clothes off.

It appears to have arrived set on "7" flashing lights, and worked beautifully right out of the box. Can hardly wait to get her up into the foothills this weekend.

THANK YOU to those of you here who turned me onto this magic black box :-)

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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

Folks,


Just went for 150 mi test ride after installing the AF-XiED on my 2010 K1300GT. It is set to 8 as recommended in the forum.


Good news: much less surging at low speeds in 1 or 2 gear. Seems to have more grunt. I can shift about 500 rpm lower with not problems.


Bad news: gas mileage seems to be suffering a little, maybe 2 mpg or so.



Really Bad news: it stalled 4 times on the ride. Once while exiting on a freeway off ramp down shifting from 6 to 4. Once at a traffic light creeping up to make a left turn. Twice in my neighborhood at about 15-20 mph in both 2 and 1 gear with the throttle lightly open then pulling the clutch and rapidly closing the throttle at the same time.


At this point I'm not sure what to do. Do I give it more time? Do I change the setting? Or do I just pull it out and look for something else?


Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

(This may be a double post but I do not see my post of yesterday)
I assume you bike has the latest software. Mine used to do the decel stall. About 1500 RPM on a slow down and it would quit. A software up date in 09 limited the RPM's to a minimum of 1800 for a half second or so and kept the bike from stalling.

Also your idle control valve may be failing in its job. You can remove and clean it or replace it.

As shown in MAX parts fiche: https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/Diagra...6&rnd=07242017

02 13 54 7 689 881 IDLE CONTROL DEVICE0.24 1 $169.13
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

Yep, that's what I'm going to try next. Got the idle system and idle air valve on order. Decided to replace both since it's such a pain to get at them. Will keep the old ones as spares and see if I can figure out how to clean them so if it happens again I can just swap. Will report back when installed and tested.



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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

I hope it works. I hate just changing parts, but sometimes when all else fails one has to give it a shot.
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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

So far so good...


By the way the oil in the air box was the first thing I checked, it was dry.


So, I broke the cardinal rule for diagnosing problems by changing two things at a time, but I didn't want to go in there twice.


1. I disconnected the AF-XiED for now, since that didn't seem to help.


2. I pulled the tank and removed, cleaned and re-installed the Idle air system/valve from the bottom of the air box. (Note: I was able to do it without removing the air box, but make sure you put a towel or something underneath to catch the screws in case you drop one. Ask me how I know. :-O )


3. Contrary to what the dealer said the K1300GT is not throttle by wire. The throttle cables connect directly to the throttle butterflies. AND there is a throttle stop screw on the end. I adjusted the stop screw in 1/4 turn hoping to boost the idle just a tad. (Note: a 1/2 turn might be more appropriate)


Went for a short ride today to test and so far, so good. Granted the ambient was 30 deg cooler than the last test. I'm going on a trip this week and will report more long term results later.


Hope this helps.


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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

Better, Much Better!


Just got back from a 1200 mi trip to TN. After the above changes it only stalled twice the whole trip. Once right after I left home and once coming to a stop. Both times were downshifting from 4th to 2nd. Lot's of other opportunities to fail on the trip but it didn't. Not sure if I need to up the idle a little more. Also have a new Idle system ordered. Not sure if I should replace it or keep as spare. ;-)


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Re: Feedback on AF-XIED insalled on K1300GT

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Better, Much Better!


Just got back from a 1200 mi trip to TN. After the above changes it only stalled twice the whole trip. Once right after I left home and once coming to a stop. Both times were downshifting from 4th to 2nd. Lot's of other opportunities to fail on the trip but it didn't. Not sure if I need to up the idle a little more. Also have a new Idle system ordered. Not sure if I should replace it or keep as spare. ;-)


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Mine used to be horrible. Stalling at every chance.
Installed the AF-XiED and it improved.
The definitive improvement came when I replace the idle system, most specifically the throttle sensor.


But if you want to sell the AF-XiED, I have a R1200GS that could use it.
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