Does the use of a block-off plate also require a PCV or other fuel controller?
You don't want to mess with it. Leave it alone.Can I install the block-off plate to remove the air pump but without PCV / full exhaust? Or is the O2 sensor going to be a problem. How can the air pump equipment be removed without PCV / full exhaust.
Yeah for weight savings. I only have slip-on. So block-off plate is a definite no-no without PCV and tuning?The main reasons for the block-off are to reduce the "popping" with aftermarket exhaust systems, and to get proper a/f ratios when tuning. There's really no reason to remove the air pump; if you're looking for weight savings there are better ways to lose 2 pounds.
Already did battery, tail tidy, slip-on. Want to keep rear pegs for now.If you want to save weight with a minimum of hassle swap out your battery for a lithium one. Hard Racing recommended the AntiGravity ones.
I have no idea how the system can work properly when you block the air-valve on a stock bike.I'm still not 100% clear on the answer here. If I install the block-off plate without PCV / tune, then do Bad Things Happen? Should I sell the $25 kit that I bought?
Yes this is my exact concern (ecu thinks rich, leans out even more, burning piston tops, etc). I just don't know how flexible the system is, or what it actually does for real. Seems as though one person has done it, and hasn't blown up yet. Not sure that's enough data points for me though, heh. The air pump is on DECEL though right, so it might not matter much. So I might try anyway.The ECU wants to "see" air from that valve entering the exhaust system.
If it doesn't "see" it... what do you think it will do?
It will find an overly RICH mixture, and it will try to lean out the fuel delivery from the injectors.
It's not money heh, you don't understand. Just want to remove unnecessary weight from the bike. I don't really want to mess with PCV / full exhaust / afr directly. If there was a light weight exhaust system that maintained the stock cat's back-pressure, I would be interested.I understand money is an issue... but why don't you just leave your bike alone, until you have the money to do everything all at once? (Full exhaust, PCV, block-off plates, Tune/Reflash)
In mid-January I weighed 179 pounds. I'm already down to 153 pounds as of last week. Target is 145 pounds. Used to be a half-marathon runner at 82 minutes. Then I caught pneumonia that like to have killed me, and I gained a ton of weight with nerve damage and a fractured leg, etc ... crap snowballs. Was 128 pounds at one point, but that was too dang thin.Eat quinoa, not cheeseburgers?
Isn't it obvious? He's been bitten by the mod bug! haha as have most of usI understand money is an issue... but why don't you just leave your bike alone, until you have the money to do everything all at once?Would PCV + slip-on + stock headers/cat + block-off plate be considered okay?
( Full exhaust, PCV, block-off plates, Tune/Reflash )
That's why the block-off plate, rear mud guard, and 3/4 levers are here in a box. I just finished the diode/resistor led running light mod + R6 throttle tube, and have to actually do some miles before messing with the bike again.Well, you guys need to get bitten by the "riding bug", so you can stop fooling around with your little bikes, and start RIDING them!