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post #1 of 15 Old May 11th, 2010, 8:22 pm Thread Starter
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O2 sensor ?

Putting on new O2 sensor. Is it just plug and play or do I have to reset anything?
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Plug and play no reset is needed.

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Putting on new O2 sensor. Is it just plug and play or do I have to reset anything?
Sodbuster;

I just did the O2 sensor change on my 2005 LT and YES, it is plug and play. The one I used is a Bosch 13475 and it was 69.00 from German auto ( shipping was free in the US).

The O2 sensor it self has the same BMW connection, only the end of the sensor was slightly dfferent ( picture attached). I have not taken it out to see if the millage is better, because I have other things to do on the bike before putting it back together.

You have to pull some tuperware off ( left side completely on mine because where the connector was) and the rear and front footrests but easily done.

I have other pictures of the way I did this, if you need to use them for a reference.

The connector location was different on mine from the pictures in the How section ( mine was the top plug and attached to the frame.)

The new one is on the left side of the picture!!

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A bosch 13475 is what I have. I just wanted to be sure it was plug and play. THANKS!!!
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Sodbuster--just curious...what year is your bike? Thanks...

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Bowden,
I am looking at the wrench in the picture,
were you able to slip that over the top, because an open end is almost asking for trouble.
I think this is a lightbulb went on moment

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Bowden,
I am looking at the wrench in the picture,
were you able to slip that over the top, because an open end is almost asking for trouble.
I think this is a lightbulb went on moment

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MountainMama;

Here is the 22mm open ended wrench I used. It fit properly, not much play around the sensor.

Because the connector in attached, you can not get the closed end over to the sensor part.

My hands show that I worked on some sharp parts!!

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Bowden,
I am looking at the wrench in the picture,
were you able to slip that over the top, because an open end is almost asking for trouble.
I think this is a lightbulb went on moment

Thanks
When I did mine last month I just cut the wires off the old one so I could get the box end over the sensor. After all it will be thrown away any way. Make sure to use anti seize on the new one too.

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Sodbuster: how did you know that the oxygen sensor was faulty?

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Sodbuster: how did you know that the oxygen sensor was faulty?
Thats my question also. When should I worry about mine?

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Sodbuster: how did you know that the oxygen sensor was faulty?
On mine & also many other folks here the fuel mileage drops. Mine went from an average of 44 mpg to about 31 mpg. With the new sensor I am back up to 42 mpg. This was checked on a 1300 mile trip to Big Bend 3 weeks ago. I was pilling a trailer & riding the snot out of the bike. We hit a 60 mph head wind the last 100 or so miles & could only get 95 mph outa the ole girl The mileage should go up with "NORMAL" riding

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My O2 sensor went out on the way to CCR last August. 42 mpg down to 26 mpg and as low as 22 mpg with a strong unburned gas smell when stopped at lights. 2000 miles at an average of 24 mpg, I thought I was on a Harley.

Changed it out and right back to 42-44 mpg.

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When I did mine last month I just cut the wires off the old one so I could get the box end over the sensor. After all it will be thrown away any way. Make sure to use anti seize on the new one too.
katnapinn;

Taking the sensor off, I did the same thing, but because it was a plug and play on the new one, I had to use the open end for installing. Was not that bad, if you have a properly sized wrench!! No slippage.

The new sensors have never seize on them already, but I added a little more.

I will be taking the bike for a ride Friday to see if the mpg goes up from the 35 mpg I had last week!! Last year going to and coming back from CCR it was around 47mpg two up pulling a trailer average speed was 75 mph.

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My LT is a 2003. The reason for wanting to change it is my fuel millage has dropped a little. I have also been using a octane booster called Rocket Fuel and just found out it should not be used with O2 sensors. Wonder if if it fouled up the O2 sensor?
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Thanks--I was wondering if the your part number would be good on my 99 LT...I wanted to know just for future reference.

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