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post #1 of 96 Old Mar 12th, 2018, 7:58 pm Thread Starter
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I got the Stage 9 chip from John.
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I got the Stage 9 chip from John.
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What are the requirements for a stage 9 chip? Modified exhaust, premium only, etc?

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What are the requirements for a stage 9 chip? Modified exhaust, premium only, etc?


I provided John with the feature of my LT.
Hot weather , and he said I needed a Stage 9.
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What are the requirements for a stage 9 chip? Modified exhaust, premium only, etc?
The LT is premium only from the factory ... if you ride in hot weather and want long engine life.
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I'm interested to see what you think about the chip. I have a stage 5 and a stage 8.


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The LT is premium only from the factory ... if you ride in hot weather and want long engine life.


I have never used non premium fuel in any vehicle that I’ve driven or ridden.
Specially when is at least 32C out everyday. This weather is very hard on engines.

I’ll make the time to install it and post impressions.

My LT has a hard time pulling off the line.
The engine feels like being lugged, and makes valve train noise on occasion at low revs.
So, with the chip I’m hoping to remedy that and improve low down torque.


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My LT has a hard time pulling off the line.
The engine feels like being lugged, and makes valve train noise on occasion at low revs.
So, with the chip I’m hoping to remedy that and improve low down torque.
Interesting as my LT comes off the line just fine. I keep the RPMs below 1500 until the clutch is fully engaged and then roll the throttle on and I am at 62 in first in no time. Then I shift into 4th (5th if on the interstate).

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Could someone share Mr Gemi"s contact information please? I don't do Facebook. I've looked here and probably missed it but would appreciate the help. Thanks.
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How long did it take to get, I saw some people that have waited up to 4 months.

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I waited 45 days

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How did you like the chip? Have heard it helps mid-range a lot.

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I got mine through Facebook. It took about 1 1/2 weeks.
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Has anyone tried to order a chip from John lately? I tried through eBay and it never came. He said he was having health issues. I finally gave up and asked for my money back. He refunded the $99. I would really like to give this chip a try, but I get no reply from him. Anyone have one they want to sell?
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Has anyone tried to order a chip from John lately? I tried through eBay and it never came. He said he was having health issues. I finally gave up and asked for my money back. He refunded the $99. I would really like to give this chip a try, but I get no reply from him. Anyone have one they want to sell?
I haven't received the one I paid for in January yet. Maybe I should ask for a refund also.

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I took a couple of months but I got it.
If you’re not in a hurry wait for him. He was having health issues and troubles getting to making the chips. But I got it.
He even threw an extra R1150 chip along with my K1200LT chip.

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I waited two weeks after John said it was ready to ship and still never received tracking info or the chip. I just gave up. Not sure I want to risk $99 ordering off his facebook page. At least with eBay I had some guarantee. If I could at least get him to reply to my eBay messages I would try again, but I get nothing. Maybe he is mad at me for asking for my money back. I did not want to be without my bike for months. The install is not an evenings job.
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Just a little more perspective
I ordered mine through Ebay from John and it showed up a little late, but it arrived.
There were some complications with regard to which computer I had, but I worked though it.
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Well, I popped for $80 Euros and ordered a chip from John via his email. He has been very responsive. Hope I see the chip before to long. The weather is get perfect for riding.
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I have also ordered one from John for my 2006 K1200LT Hannigan Trike on May 28th. He got back to me right away when I inquired about ordering one. Hopefully it won't take too long to receive.......

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I have also ordered one from John for my 2006 K1200LT Hannigan Trike on May 28th. He got back to me right away when I inquired about ordering one. Hopefully it won't take too long to receive.......
Depends on what you call to long. I ordered on May 28th and still no chip.
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I am just learning about this chip.
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Depends on what you call to long. I ordered on May 28th and still no chip.
Don't feel bad. I'm still waiting on the chip I ordered in December...

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Facebook: John Gemi (I believe it's the first one listed).
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So......apparently I’m not alone in my quest to get a chip from John...I ordered it April 5th. I have a 99 so I thought I needed a new computer but when he emailed me back very quickly he said he has an adapter to fit the older units and it was $50. Well I found some used motronics on eBay for $100 so it sounded like a deal to me and I’d rather support him anyway. Well, 6 weeks and a bunch of emails later, he was telling me it shipped but then finding out later it didn’t,I finally gave up and put my bike together because the weather was too nice to not ride. I had it apart doing a whole crapload of fixes/upgrades to it but was done for 2-3 weeks waiting for the chip. I put it together Friday night and went on a overnight ride with the wife Saturday. When we got home Sunday there was the note saying they attempted delivery but we weren’t home(go figure). Well we drove into town and picked it up but he shipped the chip and the adapter put together with a small piece of open cell foam on the thin fragile pins of the adapter and put it unprotected in a lightly padded envelope and shipped it internationally..... well not surprising they got bent severely and broke when I tried to straighten them. I took a pic and emailed him and he said he’d replace it..... I’m still waiting. It getting close to 4 months total now. I’ve emailed him 2-3 times and he just gives me the brush off of “all will be right”....but in broken English. Anyway, each time I ask him what the specs are on the adapter so I can just buy one and he won’t answer and just says he’ll send it soon or “all will be right”. I have little doubt that if they’re commercially available it’d be cheap and I can just Order one and stop waiting for him to send it on the 7th of never. Does anyone here know what I need to adapt it or should I just order a eBay motronic unit? I’m assuming they’re just a standard pin profile for each one and if I knew what it was called I’d guess you could look up and find an adapter... hopefully. Thanks!
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I am in the same boat as you waiting on a chip. I ordered the first one on eBay, but gave up after two months and he refunded my money no problem. Then I emailed him again and he said he would send it right away. I used PayPal this time on May 28th. I get the same thing. All will be okay and he will ship it this week. I too gave up and put my bike back together. I figure it will show up some day and when it does I am sure I will be happy. I never heard of an adaptor for the older motronics. Might be worth spending the $100 and getting a newer version. Maybe was they say about the Greeks is true. LOL
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OK.... well, I figured I wasn't alone, but MAN its frustrating. I was expecting to wait a little while but I wasn't anticipating this kind of crazy "stuff"..

Anyway, I am pretty tempted to buy a new motronic from ebay, but I was happy about saving $50. I don't really want to tear the bike apart to replace it,so if I knew I would get the adapter in the next month or so I would just wait, unfortunately he hasn't proven that he is trustworthy on his delivery estimations....

Oh well, Hopefully someone on here will know the info needed for me to track down a adapter on my own.

The thing is I would bet I could buy it for $15 or less and I wonder if that is why he doesn't just want to tell me the info, he's afraid I will tell everyone or I will be mad he was marking it up so much. I could've cared less, I was happy to pay him and support him, but that is changing fast now.
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I know what you mean about tearing down the LT to get to the Motronic unit. Not a fun job. I look at it is when it comes, it comes. Until then I am enjoying riding it. At some point I will give up and ask for my money back, but from what I can tell John has never screwed anyone. I just hope I am not the first. From what I read it will be worth the wait.
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The last outfit that offered chips for the LT were charging $400 and every engine I have ever changed due to fractured piston ring lands (detonation) had one of those $400 chips in it. John's is a much better deal and they are actual Motorad curves so I am presuming less danger to run them.

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that's good to hear. I haven't heard of anything bad happening from his chips, I was VERY excited to get one and put it in, I hope to be able to do that someday. I just emailed john again and hopefully it will push him to mail it. It is almost more frustrating to me since I actually HAVE the chip, I just can't use it. I just don't understand why someone would put a fragile object into an envelope without any kind of box or solid protection and mail it at all, much less internationally...... Anyway, I look forward to the day I get to use it.. hopefully sooner than later. I am mostly looking forward the the increased gas mileage since this is a daily driver for me and I put about 40-45 miles a day on it so getting an extra 8-10MPG will save me some money. That was how I justified buying it in the first place. but as of now I have spent $190 and have nothing to show for it. If I try to get my money back, I am guessing I will need to return the chip, which will end up costing me money... I just am in a frustrating place right now and don't know how to fix it. I just wish I could figure out where to buy an adapter and be done with it.. Oh well, first world problems I guess.
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that's good to hear. I haven't heard of anything bad happening from his chips, I was VERY excited to get one and put it in, I hope to be able to do that someday. I just emailed john again and hopefully it will push him to mail it. It is almost more frustrating to me since I actually HAVE the chip, I just can't use it. I just don't understand why someone would put a fragile object into an envelope without any kind of box or solid protection and mail it at all, much less internationally...... Anyway, I look forward to the day I get to use it.. hopefully sooner than later. I am mostly looking forward the the increased gas mileage since this is a daily driver for me and I put about 40-45 miles a day on it so getting an extra 8-10MPG will save me some money. That was how I justified buying it in the first place. but as of now I have spent $190 and have nothing to show for it. If I try to get my money back, I am guessing I will need to return the chip, which will end up costing me money... I just am in a frustrating place right now and don't know how to fix it. I just wish I could figure out where to buy an adapter and be done with it.. Oh well, first world problems I guess.
I am wondering what that chip does compared to the simple BMW-AF-XiED® for O2 sensors... I love the throttle response since adding it with the Remus exhaust on my 2000 KLT, and it is simple and easy to modify if necessary.

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The last outfit that offered chips for the LT were charging $400 and every engine I have ever changed due to fractured piston ring lands (detonation) had one of those $400 chips in it. John's is a much better deal and they are actual Motorad curves so I am presuming less danger to run them.
Yep, thats why I am willing to wait and see if it ever shows up. Do you think John checks out this forum and is reading our posts? If he is I hope he understands how much we are looking forward to getting our hands on his work.

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that's good to hear. I haven't heard of anything bad happening from his chips, I was VERY excited to get one and put it in, I hope to be able to do that someday. I just emailed john again and hopefully it will push him to mail it. It is almost more frustrating to me since I actually HAVE the chip, I just can't use it. I just don't understand why someone would put a fragile object into an envelope without any kind of box or solid protection and mail it at all, much less internationally...... Anyway, I look forward to the day I get to use it.. hopefully sooner than later. I am mostly looking forward the the increased gas mileage since this is a daily driver for me and I put about 40-45 miles a day on it so getting an extra 8-10MPG will save me some money. That was how I justified buying it in the first place. but as of now I have spent $190 and have nothing to show for it. If I try to get my money back, I am guessing I will need to return the chip, which will end up costing me money... I just am in a frustrating place right now and don't know how to fix it. I just wish I could figure out where to buy an adapter and be done with it.. Oh well, first world problems I guess.
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I am wondering what that chip does compared to the simple BMW-AF-XiED® for O2 sensors... I love the throttle response since adding it with the Remus exhaust on my 2000 KLT, and it is simple and easy to modify if necessary.
John's chips are burned from a collection of actual BMW ECU curves. The AF-XiED just jacks the O2 sensor reading to richen the mixture. I suppose it could also lean it as well in the 1,2,3 area vs the richen in 7,8,9 range. I am using one on my K1300 GT to richen (#8) the mixture to stop steady state throttle lag on roll on. And because of that my mileage has gone down some.
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John's chips are burned from a collection of actual BMW ECU curves. The AF-XiED just jacks the O2 sensor reading to richen the mixture. I suppose it could also lean it as well in the 1,2,3 area vs the richen in 7,8,9 range. I am using one on my K1300 GT to richen (#8) the mixture to stop steady state throttle lag on roll on. And because of that my mileage has gone down some.
Thank you for the information! Would you recommend using both? I have no issues with the kLT, and I do not know that I would notice a difference since I am now a more sedate rider compared to my previous decades of riding.
(I haven't tracked the mileage probably because our garage has four old school V-8s which average 9-10 MPG, and less when stomped on! lol)

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Thank you for the information! Would you recommend using both? I have no issues with the kLT, and I do not know that I would notice a difference since I am now a more sedate rider compared to my previous decades of riding.
(I haven't tracked the mileage probably because our garage has four old school V-8s which average 9-10 MPG, and less when stomped on! lol)
Bob, if you have no issues with the way your LT runs then there is no real reason to change the chip. Just enjoy it and don't do either.
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Thank you for the information! Would you recommend using both? I have no issues with the kLT, and I do not know that I would notice a difference since I am now a more sedate rider compared to my previous decades of riding.
(I haven't tracked the mileage probably because our garage has four old school V-8s which average 9-10 MPG, and less when stomped on! lol)
Well, you have two choices. You can choose which of these old adages to follow.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

or the engineer’s adage

“If it ain’t broke, keeping fixing it until it is”

Your choice!
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I am new to the LT. Thought on buying one a long time. Kirk's video's scared me off a year ago and sold me recently. I bought an 05 with less than 7K miles on it. I have changed all of the fluids and did a brake flush as well. I did the canisterectomy, moved the top pack. I have viewed the performance mods and also have ordered the Gemi chip. I live near San Antonio and it is God awful hot here in the summer. I have only logged about 1000 miles on the LT but I am experiencing the "lag" everyone talks about when the bike comes under load like cruising up a hill? I think I hear valve noise? Thinking the Gemi chip will fix it? Surely I do not need to do a valve inspection/ service at 7K miles? I am riding on the weekend mornings when it is cooler... 78-88F? Is the heat the culprit?

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Never experienced a lag going up hill. What speed and gear were you in at the time?

Anything below 3,500 RPM it is a dog. Never in 5th unless on the interstate @ 70+ and shift between 5 - 6 K. First gear is good to 62 MPH and then you will hit the rev limiter.
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Thanks JZ, Guess I am just riding like an old lady, lol. The hills, I was probably doing 60 in 5th gear. I did experiment a bit on that ride to see what she had. Lots of twisty hilly roads here in South Texas. So is the noise my imagination?

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Thanks JZ, Guess I am just riding like an old lady, lol. The hills, I was probably doing 60 in 5th gear. I did experiment a bit on that ride to see what she had. Lots of twisty hilly roads here in South Texas. So is the noise my imagination?
The RPM you use really depends on what you are doing. John is correct in that of you are below 4,000 or so you will have crappy acceleration. However, if you aren’t accelerating, then running at 3,000 is fine. I run at 55 MPH in 5th gear all the time. I see no use in running high revs unless I feel the need to accelerate. If you are riding briskly on a curvy road, then 2nd or 3rd works great and the engine braking is very nice as you enter turns. You won’t need to hit the brakes unless you really want to run fast and deep into the turns.

As to the noise, there is no way we can know what you are hearing. The LT makes a lot of racket so it is hard to say what you are hearing. I recently bought a KLR650 and I am amazed at how much quieter is than my LT. I can barely hear the engine at almost any speed. I can hear the exhaust and feel the vibes (its one cylinder displaces well more than 2X the cylinders on the LT), but the engine is amazing quiet. And on dirt roads there are no shakes and rattles as from the LT. Each bike has its own spectrum of sounds and the LT is one of the noisier bikes I’ve ridden.

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Thanks Voyager! I have looked at a few other similar posts and some say it could be the FI. Considering I am wearing a half helmet this time of year I am hearing everything. I have only run 1 tank of gas after the fluid change. I think I will add some FI cleaner for a while and see if that helps. Throttle response seemed better at high revs as JZ said. I really have not ridden her long enough to get to know her.

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I have always told new comers to NEVER ride your LT without a helmet because you will suddenly hear things that will scare you!! Yes a half helmet counts in this as well. The LT is just a very noisy engine. Enjoy the ride she is great at that.
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Thanks Voyager! I have looked at a few other similar posts and some say it could be the FI. Considering I am wearing a half helmet this time of year I am hearing everything. I have only run 1 tank of gas after the fluid change. I think I will add some FI cleaner for a while and see if that helps. Throttle response seemed better at high revs as JZ said. I really have not ridden her long enough to get to know her.
Turning up the radio helps also.

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Turning up the radio helps also.
Also, I believe the 05 has the higher compression engine and no knock sensor so running premium is pretty much a requirement unless you want to damage the engine. You mentioning valve noise could be pinging among the other noises the LT makes that are perfectly normal if you are not running premium.
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Any of you Gents happen to be running one of these chips on an R1150RT? I have an '02 RT and after seeing Kirk's video, I've been tinkering with the idea of adding one to my bike.

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Any of you Gents happen to be running one of these chips on an R1150RT? I have an '02 RT and after seeing Kirk's video, I've been tinkering with the idea of adding one to my bike.
Don't have an R but I've heard nothing but good things.

Good luck getting a chip however; he is extremely backlogged. I am still waiting on a chip I ordered in December 2017.

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Ditto on that Kevin. I just wish John could be honest. If he can't do it anymore for whatever reason just let us know. Don't keep telling me next week. I caved in and ordered a second time on May 28,2018 and still nothing.
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Finally got around installing the chip.
And also fix a few issues.
The fuel was leaking everywhere. it was getting worse and worse.
The shorai battery for some reason just died. Couldn't hold charge anymore. Weird.

Decided to buy the BMW metal quick male connectors.

So, last night I finished.
The fuel, was just the fuel pump cap. Tightened it and was fine.
Replaced the connectors since I was there.
Also, replaced the air filter (no way I'm doing this in a while just for the air filter).

Replaced the chip.
Managed to get some charge out of the Shorai battery. Ordered a new one anyway.

The bike is behaving weird now.
The idle is terrible. It sits around 600-800 rpm and the battery light comes faintly on. Like about the die.
If I pull the handlebar to the left, it revs up to 2,000rpm.
If I pull it to the right it goes all the way down to 600rpm (dying).

Did I do something to mess with the idle?

Haven't had a chance to test properly the bike, but it pulls just fine.
Seat of the pants sensations are similar.

Any suggestions about the idle would be appreciated.

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From what I remember on the forum, these bikes HATE low batteries and all kinds of weird things can go wrong. I just had a dead one-year-old battery (didn't know my trickle charger had a blown fuse). I was very careful in trying to push the battery because of the problems that can be caused. I got the battery fully charged and all is fine. I wouldn't try to use a failing battery on the LT. Wait until you get the new battery. Hopefully nothing is wonky.
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