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Will likely be making the RBE purchase this weekend and just wondering how everyone is still liking theirs.

any feedback would be awesome
Same feedback since my first day. You'll be glad you got it. There are other more expensive tuning options out there which may yield better results if you want performance. But if you want to feel how the bike should've come from factory, just buy this.

EDIT - Can't give you long term fuel range/temp changes bc a) I didn't record, and b) my electronics were just updated with 2019 patch so that may have changed things a bit.
 

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Same feedback since my first day. You'll be glad you got it. There are other more expensive tuning options out there which may yield better results if you want performance. But if you want to feel how the bike should've come from factory, just buy this.

EDIT - Can't give you long term fuel range/temp changes bc a) I didn't record, and b) my electronics were just updated with 2019 patch so that may have changed things a bit.
thanks man. what changes were made with the 2019 patch?
 

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thanks man. what changes were made with the 2019 patch?
I don't know cus mech wasn't sure himself. It wasn't something that was put out and required becuase of any defects. Simply the slightly updated version they put on the 2019s. Might have something to do with emissions. Might be and probably is a combination of things. I am having a reserve fuel indicator issue (only giving me 5 mi notice) and this is their first step since the bobber is supposedly in position...

I swear I noticed my voltmeter being more responsive... counting up by decimals rapidly rather than settling on voltages here and there. Maybe they changed some programming there? Or maybe I'm crazy? Safe bet either way.
 

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@ignatius J. Curious if you got a dealer to do the update? If so, did they detect the RapidBike module? Either visually or via software?

I'm curious whether I'd need to remove mine prior to next service.. Not sure how my local dealer will react, as they're a little conservative..
 

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UPDATE From my findings..

Still runs great! Since installing the Remus headers I haven't been game to play around with the fueling settings, as it's already on the max setting, which also happens to be the recommended setting.

The bike was slightly more responsive with the stock headers, however after reading up about the Akrapovic vs Remus vs Stock headers conversation I think it's not so much due to lack of fueling from the RBE, but more of the open design of the Remus headers. They tend to favour more HP higher in the rev range, at the expense of a little torque off the line..
 

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@ignatius J. Curious if you got a dealer to do the update? If so, did they detect the RapidBike module? Either visually or via software?

I'm curious whether I'd need to remove mine prior to next service.. Not sure how my local dealer will react, as they're a little conservative..
My guys are pretty cool and I knew that going in so I just left it. But I don't think they even saw it as I'm not sure they even popped the seat to run the diagnostic. My 12k service is coming up (and I'll have a new reserve sensor thrown in) so they'll definitely encounter it then. I'll probably just tell them in advance and set it to 0 trim.

You could always call your dealer and act as if you plan on installing one. See how they react to a hypothetical encounter. I may do the same cus I'd hate to rewire unnecessarily.
 

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I just installed the Rapid Bike Easy on my 2015 R Nine T today. Easy to do, no need to remove the tank and I managed to run the cables along the frame and zip tied them. Initial ride impressions, it runs smoother from particularly in the lower gears. Engine braking also seems less severe when I lift off the throttle. Will see how it handles, long term.
 

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This is an early days review. I recently fitted the rapid bike easy to my bike. It works!

There is definitely a noticeable improvement in the overall fueling of the bike, especially at low to mid rpm. Bike feels smoother and although I wasnt expecting it, noticeably faster. Engine braking has been reduced. Feels like the RBE unlocks the engines raw potential. I have little to zero knowledge about air:fuel ratios and lean/rich running engines but since riding the bike with the RBE fitted it seems the bike was a little starved before. That being said, I do miss a little bit of the engines 'character' without the RBE. Now this may simply be because I need to get used to the way it runs now, smoother less engine braking(RBE is doing its job). I suspect i havent had enough seat time to get used to the engines new character. In any case with lockdown as it is in SA, more riding will need to wait.

Install was easy. Product is well packaged. Only thing I was uncertain of was which plugs go to left/right hand side cylinder. As far as I could tell the plugs are not marked. But this may mean they could be fitted either way. The infamous seat gap finally has a advantage. I can easily see if the led is flashing to confirm the RBE is working.

Im giving it a 4.5/5. I suspect after more seat time this will be a 5/5 easy. The RBE does exactly as advertised.
 

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Well done Nabeel.
After our conversation about the RBE, 6 months ago, I did mine on Sunday. ?
Haven't taken the bike out yet.
When starting the bike, waiting for the green light to flicker, I could smell a difference in the exhaust fumes.

I first have to remove a nail from my rear tyre.
Once done, I'll go for a ride.

If possible, can you post a pic of where you put the RBE.
Seeing the green light through the seat gap is a great idea.
Then at least you know it is working.
 

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I'm really pleased with mine. Fitting was easy, not much trace of it really, only from behind the frame to the injector plug. First impressions were great. What a difference it makes to the bike. Seems quicker throttle response for sure, defiantly a lot less engine braking which is better for setting it up for bends and roundabouts and far smoother on off the throttle as well as general hooning about and city riding. It goes great with the DNA filters and Zard i fitted so all in all best money spent on the bike after the rear shock swap.
 

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Well done Nabeel.
After our conversation about the RBE, 6 months ago, I did mine on Sunday. ?
Haven't taken the bike out yet.
When starting the bike, waiting for the green light to flicker, I could smell a difference in the exhaust fumes.

I first have to remove a nail from my rear tyre.
Once done, I'll go for a ride.

If possible, can you post a pic of where you put the RBE.
Seeing the green light through the seat gap is a great idea.
Then at least you know it is working.
@Gaum69 Nice! Damn, 6 months already. time flies. Ill get a photo to you soon.

I had it laying in the tray thats part of the fuel tank with the led side facing up. A quick look down while seated on the bike lets you see the led flashing. However, I realised ill be testing the units waterproof effectiveness unnecessarily this way. water running down the tank would fall directly onto it. I ended up using the sticky mounts and tucking it against the wall of the air box with the led side facing towards the rear of the bike. Cant easily see it flashing through the gap like before sadly. have to squat down next to the bike and peer through from the side. But this is fine, Ill check it now and then.

Im glad you also installed one. Id like to hear your thoughts after taking it out
 

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I'm really pleased with mine. Fitting was easy, not much trace of it really, only from behind the frame to the injector plug. First impressions were great. What a difference it makes to the bike. Seems quicker throttle response for sure, defiantly a lot less engine braking which is better for setting it up for bends and roundabouts and far smoother on off the throttle as well as general hooning about and city riding. It goes great with the DNA filters and Zard i fitted so all in all best money spent on the bike after the rear shock swap.
I agree, definitely worth it. I have my eyes set on an arrow slip on. High mount. Would be interesting to see how the RBE handles the additional air flow.
 

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I agree, definitely worth it. I have my eyes set on an arrow slip on. High mount. Would be interesting to see how the RBE handles the additional air flow.
Unit Garage high mount nearly got my money but went for the Zard in the end, really pleased with it.
 

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CunningStunt, your idea of the installation in the rear looks pretty good.
I presume you have a Classic, looks like a single seater there.
Mine is in the same position as Nabeel, but I quite like the RBE in the open like yours.

Has anyone noticed that their battery is discharging a lot quicker after the RBE installation?
Maybe it is just me not riding daily that I pay more attention to the battery now :unsure:
 

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CunningStunt, your idea of the installation in the rear looks pretty good.
I presume you have a Classic, looks like a single seater there.
Mine is in the same position as Nabeel, but I quite like the RBE in the open like yours.

Has anyone noticed that their battery is discharging a lot quicker after the RBE installation?
Maybe it is just me not riding daily that I pay more attention to the battery now :unsure:
For me it was about making it accessible as possible should i need to take it off or it goes wrong. It's got 3m velcro on it so i can take the unit out and in again without much hassle. It fitting in quite well next to the quick shifter module, again there for easy access if i need to. I've not noticed anything different with the battery but mine goes straight on an optimate once it's in the garage. It's now in social isolation for 11 more weeks :( and yes classic model
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Great information and advice in this thread :cool:
I bought myself a Rapidbike Easy for my 2016 Classic, and I found out it wasn't shipped with the correct cable so I ended up with a single sided BMW connector (for K-series)... I imagine this will only get me half the result I'll be looking for since only one cylinder will be connected to the magic-box.

Does anybody know where I would be able to get just the cable for the R-NineT (I live in Europe, Spain, the original provider does not have any other cables)? Would it hurt if I run the bike for a prolonged time using the set-up with a single cylinder connected?
 

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Tezpigeon, I wouldn't recommend running your bike with that unit. They are model specific and the correct one will have two cables coming from it. There are two dials as you may have read, one for the model of bike and the other for fuel richness. Don't want this all ending in tears, send it back and get the correct unit.
 
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Tezpigeon, I wouldn't recommend running your bike with that unit. They are model specific and the correct one will have two cables coming from it. There are two dials as you may have read, one for the model of bike and the other for fuel richness. Don't want this all ending in tears, send it back and get the correct unit.
I was of the understanding that the actual unit is one that is used for just about any bike. The only thing that will make it bike-specific is the cable that connects it to the sensors on the bike. Mine was sent with a (separate) cable for a K-series machines and has a single O2-sensor connection as opposed to a double one, which I understand from this thread is actually the one to have.
I will not be riding my bike, or at least not with the little computer connected, until I have the right cable.
 
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