An eliminator will have the proper resistance to fool the ECM, but your cats won't like it much so you might look into getting that extra baggage removed.
No offense taken whatsoever. I had been hoping that either you or someone else with some experience would jump in here. Thanks for clearing everything up!Ok, ScottyUK you need me a fellow UK resident who's contributed to this thread and has real life experience of this rather than assumptions/guesses etc. from our respected moderator. No offence intended here Sir.
Excellent, glad you managed to source and fit the official eliminator.Well I called around a few Dynojet dealers and they basically had all the O2 eliminators in the world .... apart from the one I needed ! One said they'd check so whilst out and about I popped into Maplins and bought a couple of the resistors.....then I had a call to say that a dealer 20 miles away had an eliminator so I wasted all of 48 pence!!
When I picked up the eliminator I had a chat with the guy at the tuning centre. He said he could quite see how this worked but to be aware that not all bikes, even of the same model and year, will run the same. Some may be rich and some lean. Therefore although this will work on some bikes it may not be so effective on others. Of course the best way is a dyno run to get it checked which I will do in time.
I've just installed it which was easier than I thought. The connector was easy to get to and to ensure I pulled the correct one I started up the bike with nothing connected. It ran fine and I had the Fi light on. I traced the cable to be doubly sure. I installed the eliminator, started it and the Fi light went out. The disconnected lead (that goes to the exhaust sensor) got taped up and then secured in that handy cable clip that the cable runs through. Job done in about 15mins which would have been quicker but for the removal and replacement of my Baglux tank cover and one of the tank bolts took a minute or two to relocate.
So it's all done ..... and over the next day or two I'll give her a run.
Thanks guys for the help. I'm still staggered there's so few threads about this across the forums!
Hi. I put a cable tie around the plug and the resistor to hold it in place after I took the photo. Maybe you are right. I'll let you know if it comes loose.Aroberts, your solution is OK for testing purposes, but I would not keep it like that for a long time. Maybe the resistor can come lose after a while due to the vibrations of the engine. Replacing your resistor by an O2 eliminator is a cheap solid solution. It's just an idea.