So if you have Cats, doesn't the enriching of the PC make the Cats foul up? Guess that's not a problem for those who put on aftermarket cans... yes the stock pipes are heavy and the Cats are the reason.
I kind of like the fact though that my bike doesn't put out a lot of pollution.
My O2 sensor is on the right exhaust pipe, easy to see behind and rearward of the footrest.
Too bad that my VStrom exhibits the same bad behavior that those without O2 sensors have, below 3 grand it just doesn't' like cruising smoothly.
But you know, if I cruise at 3 grand it's smooth as hell so that's what I'm going to do.
To compensate I think I'm going to get lower gearing from Blair, 16/43 sprockets and a new chain. That should help me keep over 3 grand and climbing those mountains will get easier too! Ever try climbing slippery, rough, and steep switchbacks and keeping it above 3 grand? It's a fine ballet dance on the throttle my friends, especially with stock gearing.
Wheelies will be easier too!
Jim Davis, Owner, Eastern Beaver Company:
- Motorcycle Electrics: 2007 DL1000 with 16/43 gearing, Superbrace, Tokico 4 Pot fronts, BackoffXP, H4 Dual Relay Kit, PC-8 Fusepanel, 2 Powerlet Sockets, Suzuki Centerstand - 1988 Africa Twin 650, 1990 VFR 750.