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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Auto Tune and O2 Sensor Location

Ok, about to pull the trigger on a PCV with Auto Tune. Curious about the location of the O2 Sensor. I know the stock location is in the right side muffler. I'm considering putting it right after where the exhaust manifolds join. That way if/when i install slip-ons I won't have any issue with having to put a bung in the new slip-on. Has anyone done this? Any issues? Is there a pic available showing it?

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 08:07 PM
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I may be wrong but I do not think they have o2 sensors except maybe California models. I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.

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Rusty360,
You are correct, the CA, European and Aus models are the ones with the O2 sensor. I should have worded it better in my original post. The location of the O2 sensor on those bikes is in the right muffler.

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So your installing a o2 sensor on your bike for the PVC?

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Rusty360,
That is correct. The Autotune comes with one O2 sensor for the VV. The Autotune then connects to the PCV and will adjust the fuel table accordingly. Trying to determine the best location for the O2 sensor.

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Does the auto tune adjust the fuel for you or does it make recomendations to you and you have to hook up to the pc and change it yourself??

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New Kaw Rider,
You start off with a base map. Dyno Jet has some on their website and others on the forum have been sharing theirs. The autotune will then make adjustments and you can choose to save them or not. You can actually save two maps on the PCV, one could be for performance and one for better fuel economy. See links below:

PCV (Fuel & Ignition)
http://www.powercommander.com/powerc...dl=290&yr=2010

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http://www.powercommander.com/powerc..._autotune.aspx

Plenty of post on here regarding the Power Commander. Maybe those using one will chime in.

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I'm running the PCV and Autotune setup on my Vaquero. The bike has never ran better and fuel mileage is very good. Should have done this a year ago!

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AzCruiser.
Where did you put the O2 sensor? Do you have a pic and would put it in the same place if you could do it over again?

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Combat I would put the sensor at the crossover or a little before it in the exhaust. This way it would read from both cylinders. This way if you decided to install slip-ons it wouldn't get in the way. Doesn't power commander show you where to locate it in the install instructions?

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