Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
The original DL1000 in the states did not have an O2 sensor as it wasn't required at the time. So as long as there is no catalytic converter, it will probably be fine.
Personally I wouldn't mess with the secondary throttle plates, as best to my knowledge they don't cause issues. Removing them does cause the problem you listed as a negative, as that is why they are there (smoothing throttle response).
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2007 V-Strom DL1000 (current!)
1999 Honda Shadow VT1100C (2016-2017)
2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 (2012-2016)