Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Country, CA, USA
O2 Sensor Replacement - Placebo Effect (and another interesting fact)?
When I had Pepe torn apart for the Clutch replacement, I went ahead and replaced the O2 Sensor as well. I had noticed that gas mileage had dropped from mid-40's to mid-30's over the past few months; even through a 12K service.
I haven't been able to run through a tank yet, to determine if the mileage has gone back up, but the bike seems to have better acceleration, and seems to run smoother. Is this just my mind playing tricks on me, or can the O2 Sensor make that big a difference?
Also, the OEM replacement part was $227.00 at a dealer. I got THE EXACT SAME PART at Napa Auto Parts for $84.95. Just ask for Napa part BSH15109. There have been some other postings here about Bosch 15738 being the same, but with that one you have to splice onto the electrical fitting. the BSH15109 (made by Bosch) has the correct plug in place.
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
'13 K1600 GTL-P - "Eva"
Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
IBA #31242 (SSx2, BB, BBG)
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