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post #1 of 4 Old 07-28-2019, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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O2 sensor eliminator kit

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine, who also rides a DL1000 bought this kit from Smart Moto
https://smartmoto-electronics.com/ox...moto_year=2004

A TEKA fuel adjustment was done a few months ago.
He has been riding it daily, so far no issues.
He says it has smoothen the engine, and improved throttle response.
The fuel consumption hasn't changed.
The secondary throttle bodies have been removed for some time now, and the only negative side is a bit more jumpy throttle response at lower revs.

Are there are reasons why this could be a bad idea in the long run?


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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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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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So you're saying that there could be a problem using an O2 eliminator with stock mufflers that have catalytic converters?

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So you're saying that there could be a problem using an O2 eliminator with stock mufflers that have catalytic converters?

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There is a possibility. Because now there is a possibility that the engine is running too rich or lean and now the ECU can't correct for it or throw a code and then can damage the converter from overheating or clogging.

It's not a guaranteed problem, and it may take many miles, since really it will only be an issue if the engine is running richer or leaner than stock, like if a tune is applied or there is a FI issue. It's just one of those things to be aware of. I'm sure many run it as is for many miles and this really isn't a concern.

Edit: I can't say someone has had Strom problems from Cat failure.

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