K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

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K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby jonvstrom » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Hi blokes,

Thinking of putting an aftermarket can on my k9 dl650. What do I do about the 02 sensor?

Is it actually worth getting a new can? Will it need a tune?

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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby longman » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:32 pm

with GPR can you don't need to retune the bike - according to GPR manual. you just out the new exhaust on and ride. O2 sensor goes in a new home - nicely prepared by GPR engineers:)
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Sven » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:17 pm

Not sure if you realise that you can't just put a can on an 09 Wee. You can only fit a can to a 04-06 Wee. From 07 onwards you need to fit a full system which has a place to fit the O2 sensor. Best (reasonably priced) option is, as Longman says, the GPR system which is about £300. There are others available but they are priced around the £500-600 mark. I think most people who have changed theirs, haven't needed to tune or adjust anything else.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Sjyp » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Sven wrote:Not sure if you realise that you can't just put a can on an 09 Wee. You can only fit a can to a 04-06 Wee. From 07 onwards you need to fit a full system which has a place to fit the O2 sensor. Best (reasonably priced) option is, as Longman says, the GPR system which is about £300. There are others available but they are priced around the £500-600 mark. I think most people who have changed theirs, haven't needed to tune or adjust anything else.


You retain the headers mounted to the cylinders but the system you need has to include the mid section and to be prepared for the O2 censor to be fitted. I went for the Mivv in titanium and it comes with the can and two pieces of link pipes between the headers and can.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Juvecu » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:50 am

I think the GPR is a full system, including headers.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby jonvstrom » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:44 pm

what are headers?
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Sjyp » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:50 am

jonvstrom wrote:what are headers?


The first piece of exhaust pipe mounted to the cylinders. On cars some call it manifold, but I'm not a native English speaker so I'm uncertain what language it comes from.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Sjyp » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:51 am

Juvecu wrote:I think the GPR is a full system, including headers.


For 300 pounds thats a cheap system then.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby jonvstrom » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:53 am

Sjyp wrote:
Sven wrote:Not sure if you realise that you can't just put a can on an 09 Wee. You can only fit a can to a 04-06 Wee. From 07 onwards you need to fit a full system which has a place to fit the O2 sensor. Best (reasonably priced) option is, as Longman says, the GPR system which is about £300. There are others available but they are priced around the £500-600 mark. I think most people who have changed theirs, haven't needed to tune or adjust anything else.


You retain the headers mounted to the cylinders but the system you need has to include the mid section and to be prepared for the O2 censor to be fitted. I went for the Mivv in titanium and it comes with the can and two pieces of link pipes between the headers and can.


How much did your Mivv system cost?
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Sjyp » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:48 pm

526 euros at Carpimoto.it. Still on "sale". Was 810 euros. A well respected firm. A few mates also bought Akrapovic from Carpimoto.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby longman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:53 pm

With my gpr system the headers stay on the bike.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby greywolf » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:57 pm

Headers are pipes that exit the engine's exhaust ports. Manifolds are castings that cover multiple exhaust ports to collect exhaust gasses and send them out through a pipe or two. Manifolds are common in car engines. Headers are popular replacement items for car enthusiasts looking for more power as the individual pipes from each exhaust port can be made equal length before meeting at the collector, allowing a less restrictive flow than a manifold.
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby Juvecu » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:06 pm

I might be mistaken them when I said the GPR exhaust has the headers. I seem to remember seeing someone take one off a bike and thought the headers were part of the exhaust, but maybe if I paid more attention I'd have noticed they weren't :shy:
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Re: K9 02 Sensor with aftermarket can

Postby tiberius » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:22 pm

Greetings

I have the GPR stainless Tri Oval on my 57 plate with lambda sensor.
it fits very snuggly and as has been previously written, already has a boss for the sensor to screw into. bolt in. it's a half system attaching to the down (header) pipes.
Finish and quality are good, it's much lighter than standard and it's good value at £269 in my opinion.
It comes with a choice of 3 baffle options.
1. No baffle, too loud for me and I wonder how lean/hot it would run in this condition.
2. medium baffle, ideal comprimise between pleasant/legal sound and efficiency. The bike feels less restricted and returns the same economy.
3. What I imagine equates to the factory option. Sounds standard and might mirror standard performance.

No problems so far and I'm happy to recommend it. I'm pretty sure it will fit you 09, but I'd check with GPR direct first.

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