Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: 407 area code USA
02 sensor issues for 2016+ Versys 650
So on Friday, 06-Apr-2018, I brought in my 2018 Versys 650 LT for an annual service. I have 2900 miles on this bike.
(To note, at approximately mile 300 last year I installed a Scorpion full exhaust system. This exhaust utilizes the factory lambda (O2) sensor. I’ve never had a CEL whatsoever during the time it’s been installed.)
When I picked up the bike and rode away the CEL was on so I just rode it back to the dealership. The first thing they said was it was due to the exhaust. Well, the CEL was not on when I dropped off the bike so something happened in the 2 hours they had the bike.
They kept the bike for approximately 2 weeks after that and said they replaced the 02 sensor under warranty but that the CEL was still on and the next thing would be to replace the ECU. They said would need to tell Kawasaki about the exhaust; and by telling Kawasaki would mean I may have to pay for the ECU. (Me: F that.)
I said I’d pick the bike up and put the OEM exhaust back on the bike. The service advisor then said “I bet the CEL goes off.”
Well, here we are. I have put the OEM exhaust back on the bike and the CEL is still on.
So my question is if anyone else has had any issues with their lambda (O2) sensor? This is specific to 2016+ bikes.
2017 Versys 650 LT -- Titanium
Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers
Last edited by 407guy; 04-22-2018 at 04:27 PM.