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Fellow S2R 1000ers who've gone Zard, have you encountered any problems with the clearance of the O2 sensor and the swing arm? As can be seen in the picture the sensor is right up against the swing arm and if weight comes off of the rear of the bike, the suspension does its best to try and bend the sensor.

I've put in a request through supplier back to Zard asking if I'm missing something and have asked a local shop who has verified that I haven't done something stupid with the install. The current location of the sensor just doesn't clear the swing arm.

Unless there's something obvious it seems that the options are;
  • go back to stock :'(
  • hope that I just got a bad mid pipe and get another from Zard
  • find a local welder to move the hole
  • wait for a PCIII or replacement ECU that can eliminate the closed loop and plug the hole
 

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After discussing it with some local motor heads and the guys at the local duc shop, going to find a welder to move the hole.

The guys I spoke with at the local duc shop didn't seem all that excited about the new ECUs and their coupling to the O2 sensor either, it looks like pretty much all new ducs are going in this direction. As has been discussed on many threads around here, the solution they offered that would allow plugging the hole was to get the DP ECU for $1,000. Like the stock ECU, that ECU isn't tunable, so you'd still want a PCIII and (at the moment) a custom map on top of that to have total hapiness.

I just like the exhausts too much ;D and will try to make 'em work.
 

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i have been running zards all summer, no problems. i looked at my set up. no clearance issues. looks like the bung might be in a different location on mine. good luck .
 

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Hey, did you send me an e-mail about this? Sorry... been a little swamped lately and am hoping to get caught up on e-mails today. Do a search on O2 sensor. You'll get a million threads about it and a lot of info. here's just one Basically, you can unplug the o2 sensor, disconnect the battery, let bike sit overnite, and then you should be golden.

Thanks,
Chris

styxlord said:
Fellow S2R 1000ers who've gone Zard, have you encountered any problems with the clearance of the O2 sensor and the swing arm? As can be seen in the picture the sensor is right up against the swing arm and if weight comes off of the rear of the bike, the suspension does its best to try and bend the sensor.

I've put in a request through supplier back to Zard asking if I'm missing something and have asked a local shop who has verified that I haven't done something stupid with the install. The current location of the sensor just doesn't clear the swing arm.

Unless there's something obvious it seems that the options are;
  • go back to stock :'(
  • hope that I just got a bad mid pipe and get another from Zard
  • find a local welder to move the hole
  • wait for a PCIII or replacement ECU that can eliminate the closed loop and plug the hole
 
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