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    booster plug
    on: 19 December, 2023, 03:00:04 pm
    19 December, 2023, 03:00:04 pm
    hi all got one of the booster plugs and was just wondering if anyone would know where exactly is the best place to fit the temp sensor on the CBF ,thanks

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    Reply #1 on: 19 December, 2023, 04:59:50 pm
    19 December, 2023, 04:59:50 pm
    What booster plug have you got and is this temp sensor you speak of an Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor?

    Both the SC58 and SC64 already have an ECT sensor. It can be found hidden in plain sight mounted on the radiator side of the thermostat housing which doesn't seem to be the optimum position to me, but hey ho Mr Honda will have his reasons.

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    Re: booster plug
    Reply #2 on: 19 December, 2023, 05:27:48 pm
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    Re: booster plug
    Reply #3 on: 20 December, 2023, 07:11:43 am
    20 December, 2023, 07:11:43 am
    *Originally Posted by thebudda08 [+]
    hi all got one of the booster plugs and was just wondering if anyone would know where exactly is the best place to fit the temp sensor on the CBF ,thanks

    *Originally Posted by thebudda08 [+]

    I see, the temperature sensor you speak of is a Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) sensor. It's purpose is to monitor the ambient air temperature, with that in mind I'd install it as per the instructions...

    BOOSTER PLUG Instalation Model Specific Instructions (Honda CBF1000 SC58 + SC64)
    • You have several choices for the BoosterPlug sensor location, but our favorite place is near the steering head or under the head light. Next to the airbox snorkel air intake hole is another very good spot.
    • Just stick to the simple rules in the general installation instructions for placing the external sensor, and you’ll be fine.
    BOOSTER PLUG Installation General Instructions
    4. Route the wire with the NTC resistor to a place where the NTC is not effected by engine or radiator heat and zip-tie it in place.
    • Do not place the external sensor behind Cylinder Heads or Radiator.
    • Install it in a location where the sensor is receiving a reasonable amount of cool air when you ride your bike.
    • If you want to install the external NTC sensor far away from the BoosterPlug box, you can extend the cable with ordinary 2
    -wire cable. No magic involved. Just solder the connections and seal with heat-shrink tube.

    My preference would be adjacent to the air box intake, close to the Intake Air Temperature (AIT) sensor it's bypassing because the NTC sensor needs to measure the same ambient air that the AIT sensor was measuring for it to function correctly. Maybe cable tied to the frame tube (shielded from the cold steel of course) adjacent to the air box intake or placed in the air intake air stream would be best although I'd have thought best would be for the Booster Plug to make use of the stock AIT sensor.

    Would be interested to hear why you needed a Booster Plug and what difference it made.

    Last Edit: 20 December, 2023, 07:43:34 am by Art

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    Reply #4 on: 20 December, 2023, 07:44:45 pm
    20 December, 2023, 07:44:45 pm
    thank you ART  :028: :028: