Just completed a 7000km ride in 2 weeks. Rode the bike daily, some great country roads, some even better twisty passes and quite alot of boring hwy running. But anyway thats not what this is about.
Read all previous posts regarding the O2 eliminators and so decided to give them a try. Fitting them before such a big trip, possibly a bad idea....
My experience was, definitely more "urge" from low down, particularly out of corners. A smoother throttle response, although I thought it was ok beforehand. Better acceleration in top when overtaking at hwy speeds, however thats where the honeymoon ends.
The extra fuel used on this trip alone has far outweighed the positives. Absolutely shocking when your into it and could not match my previous numbers when cruising. I think I got a fair read on things being loaded with luggage and not along the way.
So in conclusion, my 2014 manual Crosstourer no longer has O2 eliminators fitted. Well worth experimenting with and if I ever have the urge to do a track day on this big fat pig of a thing for a giggle, I would fit them again. But for general running, not for me. Hope this helps anyone giving them consideration.