1998 R1100RT I pulled the cat code plug!
I pulled the yellow cat code plug today and went for a 1 hour ride. The bike is a keeper if I can make it run like this all the time! Surging gone, herky jery throttle gone, smooth idle, pulls smooth from down low in the rpm range, over all, a pleasant experience. Very rideable in town now!
My bike is bone stock, 20000 miles.
My question is, why did this make a difference. I have read all of the related posts I could find but the 'techno speak' goes way over my head.
And what damage may this cause to my engine, if any.
I discovered some threads about adding the Idle Regulating Valve after removing the CCP and disconnecting the oxygen sensor. That sounds intersting too. MPG doesn't concern me, because as it is now, the bike gets 0mpg because I don't like to ride it.
I can tune a two stroke with screws, needles and jets as good as anybody, but this "open loop - closed loop - lambda- wide band -narrow band CO emissions" mumbo jumbo confuses me to no end.
Sorry to bring up an 'oil thread' type of question, but I just need a plain speak summary of all the info I have gathered. Real world experinces would be helpful too.