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Sensors TRIAL

Postby richard-7 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:40 pm

Ok folks. Here is something weve been working on for a few months now. We have installed this in about 5 bikes in Canada with incredible results. ( I did not think my bike could run this good) If you're up to it, please try changing them and report back your results. Keep in mind I'm mostly looking for those who have also replaced the oem coil and wires with the upgrades. BOSCH COIL AND ONE07 wires.

NOTE: only use genuine BOSCH parts. Loads of fakes and some aftermarket places will cross reference. So do not buy from eBay!!!!

We did originally try a substitute not thinking it would be different but I promise you there is a noticeable difference.

Cam and Speed sensor
Bosch 0232103037

Head Temp sensor
Bosch 0280130026

We did a lot of bench testing and I'm not going to get into the details but rest assure we did a lot of homework in this.

NOTE: Im still considering this a trial. So do so at your own risk and report back if you're up for the challenge.
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby NORTY2 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:33 am

richard-7 wrote:Ok folks. Here is something weve been working on for a few months now. We have installed this in about 5 bikes in Canada with incredible results. ( I did not think my bike could run this good) If you're up to it, please try changing them and report back your results. Keep in mind I'm mostly looking for those who have also replaced the oem coil and wires with the upgrades. BOSCH COIL AND ONE07 wires.

NOTE: only use genuine BOSCH parts. Loads of fakes and some aftermarket places will cross reference. So do not buy from eBay!!!!

We did originally try a substitute not thinking it would be different but I promise you there is a noticeable difference.

Cam and Speed sensor
Bosch 0232103037

Head Temp sensor
Bosch 0280130026

We did a lot of bench testing and I'm not going to get into the details but rest assure we did a lot of homework in this.

NOTE: Im still considering this a trial. So do so at your own risk and report back if you're up for the challenge.


Hi Richard. Just as an aid for those of us whom do not have all your workshop/parts breakdowns would you be good enough to post some tips/diagrams on changing these sensors.
I have the upgraded coil but didn't change the leads is this going to be a problem?

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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:22 am

Changing the plug wires is a noticeable difference on its own. Keep changing one thing at a time and see what happens and report back. Both sensors are easily accessible. Cam sensor is one screw. Head temp is a socket. If you feel your bike runs fine the way it is. Why fix what's broken right? These sensors help with idle and smoother running.
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby Britfan60 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:06 am

Change those ecologically compliant wires. They are awful.
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby TonyA » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:20 am

Hello Richard , Great job once again getting those sensors crossed referenced ! I have noticed that the Genuine Bosch parts are more expensive than the generics.

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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby bushman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:45 am

Thanks Richard
Just ordered them all up including the coil. Pretty easy to find really in original BOSCH

What is the spec on the plug wires you recommend?
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 am

Well you're in canada so you can just buy them from Peter Howes. But ONE07 Wires from Colorado Norton Works. Which is really us (ONE07)
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby biggeoff » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:28 pm

Are the sensors the same for the mark 1 and mark 2 Commandos

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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby richard-7 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:31 pm

Yes.
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby Kiwi961 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:54 pm

Hi Richard,
Are you going to make these sensors available on the CNW site as 107 parts? Looking forward to trying these upgrades.
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby richard-7 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:44 am

I could. Not sure with low volume if we would be able to compete with the dealers. I'll look into it.
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Postby speirmoor » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:57 am

richard-7 wrote: I'll look into it.

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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby Fast Eddie » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:17 am

richard-7 wrote:I could. Not sure with low volume if we would be able to compete with the dealers. I'll look into it.


Yeah... good luck with that Richard.

This is where I really feel for guys like you. You put in all that effort and time to find a solution like this and as soon as folk see you selling something for 10cents more than Mcmasters (or whatever it's called) you'll be slagged off left, right, and centre !!
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby richard-7 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:16 am

Thanks man. If I was doing this for the money I wouldnt still be here. Just like to help, thats all.

All of you who made a donation have really helped make this happen. It helps afford buying stuff to try and the time it takes. This is a group effort so thanks guys.
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Re: Sensors TRIAL

Postby Kiwi961 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:14 pm

I'd be happy to pay the little bit extra from 107 knowing I was getting the correct part and helping Richard to cover the costs. Just easier to buy from the one place. I wouldn't know where to start to try and buy these sensors in New Zealand.

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